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Envision to Sell to KKR for $9.9 Billion

We represented Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) in its definitive agreement to sell to KKR in an all-cash transaction for $9.9 billion, including debt. KKR will pay $46 per Envision share in cash to buy the company, marking a 32 percent premium to the company's volume-weighted average share price from November 1, when Envision announced it was considering its options. The transaction is expected to close the fourth quarter of 2018. Read more

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Six Things to Know Before Buying a Physician Practice spotlight

Dermatology, ophthalmology, radiology, urology…the list goes on. Yet, in any physician practice management transaction, there are six key considerations that apply and, if not carefully managed, can derail a transaction. Download the 6 Things to Know Before Buying a Physician Practice to keep your physician practice management transactions on track.

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Thad McBride Authors Article on U.S. Economic Sanctions Programs and How to Stay Compliant

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January 9, 2018

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Thad McBride authored an article for the January 2018 edition of The Corporate Counselor providing an overview of current U.S. economic sanctions programs and how companies can handle challenging compliance issues. Sanctions against Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia and Sudan have all been in the headlines over the past year, yet each country – and the laws that apply to it – presents its own compliance complications. For example, U.S. persons can conduct no business in or with Iran and North Korea, whereas many transactions with Cuba may be permitted. In addition, the restrictions on different countries and sanctions targets change regularly.  "The only certain thing about U.S. sanctions is uncertainty," noted Thad. He also notes that sanctions could be introduced or tightened in the near future on countries as diverse as Myanmar, Venezuela and Yemen.

Considering the multitude of economic sanctions programs and the uncertainty surrounding them, it is important for companies to take certain steps to establish a good compliance program. These steps include having management commit to and promote compliance, training personnel, screening and exercising due diligence on business partners, and keeping diligent records. As Thad explains, "In the dynamic world of U.S. sanctions, what is permitted one day may be prohibited the next. Vigilance, and regular screening and review, are critical."

The full article, "U.S. Economic Sanctions," was published in the January 2018 issue of The Corporate Counselor and is available online (subscription required).

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