For the fifth consecutive year, the Bass, Berry & Sims Healthcare Private Equity Team will host BBS Connect, a forum to connect healthcare dealmakers. With the 39th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference going virtual, so are we.

Over three days – January 11-13, 2021 – we will bring together senior executives and healthcare dealmakers on the front lines of the healthcare industry’s hottest sectors for a series of conversations. Our sector-focused sessions will include insights into deals completed in 2020, opportunities and challenges healthcare companies will face in 2021, the current M&A environment and investment trends, and lingering impacts from the past year.

A detailed agenda for our series of programs is included below. You may register for individual sessions, or for all.

Monday, January 11

10:00 – 11:00 AM CT Specialty Pharmacy

  • Chris Corey, Managing Director, Nautic
  • Taylor Phelps, Managing Director, Cantor Fitzgerald
  • Rebecca Shanahan, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Shanahan Capital Ventures
  • Michael Hess, Chair, Specialty Pharmacy & Pharmaceuticals Practice Group | Bass, Berry & Sims PLC (Moderator)
3:00 – 1:00 PM CT Hospice Care

  • Bradley Bickham, EVP and Chief Operating Officer, Addus HomeCare
  • Brad Daugherty, Chief Financial Officer, Queen City Hospice
  • Matt Margulies, Managing Director, Cain Brothers & Company, LLC
  • Riley Sweat, Managing Director, Raymond James
  • David Cox, Member | Bass, Berry & Sims PLC (Moderator)

Tuesday, January 12

10:00 – 11:00 AM CT Physician Practice Management

  • Andy Dixon, Managing Director, Harris Williams
  • Eric Major, Director, Provident Healthcare Partners, LLC
  • Chris Mioton, Partner, Shore Capital Partners, LLC
  • Darshan Prabhu, Managing Director, Starr Investment Holdings
  • Angela Humphreys, Chair, Healthcare Practice Group and Co-Chair, Healthcare Private Equity Team | Bass, Berry & Sims PLC (Moderator)
3:00 – 4:00 PM CT Healthcare Information Technology 

  • Steven Harris, Managing Director, Bailey Southwell & Co.
  • Jim Kamke, Chief Executive Officer, Thirdwayv Inc.
  • C. Baxter Lee, Chief Financial Officer, Clearwater
  • Dave Tamburri, Managing Director, HEP
  • Ryan Thomas, Chair, Private Equity Team and Co-Chair, Healthcare Private Equity Team | Bass, Berry & Sims PLC (Moderator)

Wednesday, January 13

3:00 – 4:00 PM CT Social Determinants of Health/Continuity of Care 

  • Scott Kern, Vice President, Corporate Development, ModivCare
  • Ben Leedle, President & Chief Executive Officer, Blue Zones, LLC
  • Robert Verdier, Managing Director | Deutsche Bank
  • Kris Kemp, Member | Bass, Berry & Sims PLC (Moderator)

Healthcare Transactions Year In Review

2020 was a tumultuous year for the healthcare industry, which continues to confront the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite these unprecedented and unpredictable times, healthcare merger and acquisition (M&A) activity did not decline as sharply as many predicted, even rebounding in the second half of the year.

Download Healthcare Transactions: Year in Review for a breakdown of M&A activity and drivers in 2020 in the following hot sectors: hospitals; post-acute care – home health & hospice and personal care services; physician practice management; ambulatory surgery centers; behavioral health; pharmacy; managed care; and health information technology.