Bass, Berry & Sims Announced as Winner in Two Categories at the 18th Annual M&A Advisor Awards

December 3, 2019
The M&A Advisor

Bass, Berry & Sims was honored to be named a winner in two categories at the 18th Annual M&A Advisor Awards on Tuesday, November 19. The firm was named the winner in the following two categories related to the following two transactions:

The Bass, Berry & Sims team, led by Cindy Reisz, represented Tennessee Oncology in the launch of OneOncology in affiliation with global private equity firm General Atlantic. OneOncology is a community oncology practice management company. General Atlantic invested $200 million in OneOncology, which is designed to help community oncology practices with technology, data, research and innovation by leveraging its scale as OneOncology affiliates with other practices across the United States. Tennessee Oncology’s physicians are also investors. Flatiron Health serves as OneOncology’s technology and data platform.

The Bass, Berry & Sims team, led by Ryan Thomas, represented Engility Holdings (NYSE: EGL) in its merger with Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) in which SAIC acquired Engility in an all-stock transaction valued at $2.5 billion. With two highly complementary portfolios, the transaction creates market sub-segment scale in strategic business areas of national interest, such as defense, federal civilian agencies, intelligence, and space. The combined company ranks as the second largest independent technology integrator in government services.

 Earlier this year, The M&A Advisor named Bass, Berry & Sims a finalist in nine different deal categories for advising clients in six separate transactions.

The 18th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala honored the professionals whose activities set the standard for M&A transactions. This year, over 200 nominees, representing over 500 companies, became finalists for the awards. An independent judging committee of 28 top M&A industry experts determined the ultimate recipients of the awards. To view a full list of the 18th Annual M&A Advisor Award winners please click here.

“We are honored to be recognized again this year by M&A Advisor for our work in these transactions,” said Kevin Douglas, chair of the Bass, Berry & Sims Corporate & Securities Practice Group. “We are privileged to partner with these amazing companies to help them achieve their business goals and appreciate the recognition by M&A Advisor for the work we do together.”

“We are pleased to once again be recognized as a leader on complex healthcare M&A transactions,” said Angela Humphreys, chair of the Bass, Berry & Sims Healthcare Practice Group and co-leader of the Healthcare Private Equity Team. “We are thrilled to be included among our peers and fellow impressive dealmakers in receiving recognition from M&A Advisor this year.”

Cindy Reisz of Bass, Berry & Sims (far right) and David Topper of General Atlantic (center) accept the award from M&A Advisor recognizing the creation of OneOncology

Ben Tarpley, Cindy Reisz, Taylor Wirth and Angela Humphreys at the M&A Advisor Awards Gala

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About Our Corporate & Securities Practice
Public and private companies of all sizes across a variety of industries turn to Bass, Berry & Sims for counsel on a wide range of corporate matters, including mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, capital markets transactions, executive compensation issues, corporate governance and shareholder activism. We serve as primary corporate and securities counsel to more than 35 public companies and have counseled on 150 deals ranging in size from $20 million to more than $15 billion over the past two years. Our Private Equity Team has a strong reputation representing funds, lenders, investment banks, and portfolio companies in buy and sell side and growth equity transactions nationally. We have served as lead corporate counsel in hundreds of private equity-backed deals across a variety of industries. Learn more here.

About Our Healthcare Practice
Marked by an integrated approach and unmatched regulatory knowledge, the Healthcare Practice of Bass, Berry & Sims is a team of more than 200 experienced attorneys who leverage their diverse strengths to meet the unique demands of our clients. Our team encompasses the multitude of legal specialties necessary to service one of the largest, most highly regulated industries in the U.S. Because of this depth, the firm is ranked as the fourth largest healthcare firm in the U.S. by the American Health Lawyers Association (2019). Our client roster includes more than 200 healthcare-related companies, 25 of which are publicly traded and span more than 25 healthcare industry sectors. Our team has advised on more than $117 billion in healthcare transactions and more than $52 billion in debt and equity offerings. In addition, our Healthcare Private Equity Team has advised in over 150 private equity transactions in the healthcare industry over the past two years, Learn more here.