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In June 2016, AmSurg Corp. and Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (Envision) announced they have signed a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which the companies will combine in an all-stock transaction. Upon completion of the merger, which is expected to be tax-free to the shareholders of both organizations, the combined company will be named Envision Healthcare Corporation and co-headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee and Greenwood Village, Colorado. The company's common stock is expected to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol: EVHC. Bass, Berry & Sims served as lead counsel on the transaction, led by Jim Jenkins. Read more.

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Inside the FCA blogInside the FCA blog features ongoing updates related to the False Claims Act (FCA), including insight on the latest legal decisions, regulatory developments and FCA settlements. The blog provides timely updates for corporate boards, directors, compliance managers, general counsel and other parties interested in the organizational impact and legal developments stemming from issues potentially giving rise to FCA liability.

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We have extensive experience in venture capital and growth equity transactions, representing both providers and seekers of venture and growth capital.

In serving our clients, we draw on our broad public company and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) experience to implement the growth and eventual exit strategies of our clients. This experience allows us to efficiently represent our venture-backed clients in even the most complex liquidation events, in whatever form they may take—recapitalization, stock or asset sale or initial public offering (IPO). As a full-service firm, we also offer growth and venture-stage companies guidance on a broad range of important legal matters relating to their business activities, including the acquisition and protection of intellectual property, environmental law compliance, commercial loan transactions, labor and employment matters, taxation and dispute resolution.

We have extensive experience in venture capital and growth equity transactions, representing both providers and seekers of venture and growth capital.

In serving our clients, we draw on our broad public company and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) experience to implement the growth and eventual exit strategies of our clients. This experience allows us to efficiently represent our venture-backed clients in even the most complex liquidation events, in whatever form they may take—recapitalization, stock or asset sale or initial public offering (IPO). As a full-service firm, we also offer growth and venture-stage companies guidance on a broad range of important legal matters relating to their business activities, including the acquisition and protection of intellectual property, environmental law compliance, commercial loan transactions, labor and employment matters, taxation and dispute resolution.

As a result of the depth and breadth of our experience, and the extensive network we have developed in the venture capital and growth equity community, we also play an active role in introducing entrepreneurs and venture and growth capital firms.

With offices in Nashville and Washington, D.C., our experience in healthcare venture capital transactions is particularly robust. We provide our healthcare venture capital and growth equity clients with a fully-integrated range of services that includes an effective blend of transactional, regulatory and operational counsel. We routinely assist clients with comprehensive due diligence to help them understand key issues and regulatory risks associated with an investment. We also assist our venture capital and growth equity firm clients and emerging growth companies in healthcare investigations and as compliance counsel.

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  • Venture and growth equity financings 
  • Leveraged dividends and recapitalizations 
  • Minority interest transactions 
  • "Add on" acquisitions 
  • Due diligence and risk analysis 
  • Healthcare investigations, regulatory and operational counsel 
  • Corporate/general counsel, and
  • M&A, IPO and "exit transaction" services. 

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