Bass, Berry & Sims was recently recognized by several leading industry outlets for its private equity (PE) and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals. Among the recent recognitions, the firm climbed the league tables in several strategic areas and received several new rankings by PitchBook for its work through the first half of 2023.
Included in the rankings for this announcement, the firm was ranked #5 most active in healthcare private equity transactions and #15 most active in representing investors in M&A transactions by PitchBook. The M&A Advisor named Bass, Berry & Sims a finalist for Law Firm of the Year and recognized the firm for its work on several notable transactions, including the acquisition of Trean by Altaris and the acquisition of Orscheln Farm by Tractor Supply. Overall, the firm’s accolades for deal work are a testament to its deep experience, strong track record and commitment to providing its clients with the highest level of service.
Below are links to several notable transactions from the first half of 2023 that prompted recognition by many of these prestigious outlets:
- Arcline Makes Topping Bid to buy Circor International
- Prodigo Solutions Sale to Global Healthcare Exchange
- Trean Insurance Group Acquired by Altaris
- OMNIA Partners to Acquire Non-Healthcare GPO Operations of Premier
In the quarterly PitchBook League Tables, the firm was ranked in the following categories reflective of work through the first half of 2023.
Law Firms: PE Deals
- #5 Most Active in Healthcare
- #9 Most Active in Southeast
- #10 Most Active in Great Lakes
- #12 Most Active in U.S.: Representing Investors
- #13 Most Active in the West Coast
- #14 Most Active in U.S.
- #16 Most Active in Buyouts
- #16 Most Active in U.S.: Companies
- #24 Most Active Globally
- #24 Most Active Globally: Investors
Law Firms: M&A Deals
- #15 Most Active in U.S.: Investors
- #17 Most Active in U.S.
- #20 Most Active in U.S.: Companies
Law Firms: Deals Combined
- #20 Most Active in U.S.: Representing Investors
- #25 Most Active in U.S.
The M&A Advisor
The firm recently was honored by The M&A Advisor with the following recognitions.
22nd Annual M&A Advisor Awards Finalists
On August 30, The M&A Advisor announced its finalists for the 22nd Annual M&A Advisor Awards. In addition to being recognized 10 times among several different categories, the firm was again recognized as a finalist for Law Firm of the Year. Award winners in all categories will be announced at the 2023 Future of Dealmaking Summit to be held November 14-15 in New York City. For a full list of finalists, click here.
- Financials Deal of the Year
- Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year (Between $250MM-$500MM)
- Private Equity Deal of the Year (Between $250MM-$1B)
- M&A Deal of the Year (Between $250MM-$500MM)
- Consumer Discretionary Deal of the Year (Over $100MM)
- Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year (Between $250MM-$500MM)
- Healthcare/Life Sciences Deal of the Year (Between $10MM -$25MM)
- Industrials Deal of the Year (Between $50MM-$100MM)
- Private Equity Deal of the Year (Between $75MM-$100MM)
- M&A Deal of the Year (Between $75MM-$100MM)
International M&A Award
The team from Bass, Berry & Sims was recognized with the Healthcare/Life Sciences Deal of the Year (Under $100MM) for its work on the acquisition of Fulcrum Research Group by SAI Med Partners. We represented SAI Med Partners in the transaction. SAI, a portfolio company of Northlane Capital Partners, is a leading consultancy providing strategic insights and analytics to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries across the United States, Europe, and Asia. Details about the deal can be found here.
For this year’s awards, an independent judging panel of industry experts evaluated nominations representing over 250 individual companies from across the world – a wide and varied group with deals valued at $10 million to tens of billions. You can read more about the 2023 International M&A Awards here.
Emerging Leader Award
Taylor Ashley was recognized by The M&A Advisor as an Emerging Leader in the Legal Advisory category for 2023. The M&A Advisor created this recognition awards program to promote mentorship and professional development amongst the emerging leaders of corporate finance and dealmaking industries.
Taylor is a member at Bass, Berry & Sim in the firm’s Nashville office. He counsels clients on mergers, acquisitions, financings, and other strategic transactions. He regularly represents private equity funds and their portfolio companies, as well as other publicly traded or privately held businesses.
Read the firm’s announcement about this award here.
The Legal 500
The firm was again recognized by The Legal 500 in the M&A/Corporate and Commercial M&A: Middle-Market category. Through its research process, Legal 500 is able to provide detailed rankings and editorial, providing buyers of legal services with an objective analysis of the U.S. market that is updated annually. Legal 500 rankings highlight an exclusive list of a small number of firms in the U.S. that have a truly national presence coupled with the capability to handle sophisticated and complex work.
In addition, Kris Kemp and Todd Rolapp were selected for inclusion in The Legal 500’s inaugural M&A Powerlist – USA Region. Drawing on extensive research by The Legal 500, the publication is designed to highlight the region’s leading M&A counsel covering all aspects of M&A work.
About the Healthcare, Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Practices at Bass, Berry & Sims
Bass, Berry & Sims has a comprehensive M&A practice representing buyers and sellers in both public and private company strategic transactions, as well as financial sponsor transactions. Named 2021 Law Firm of the Year by M&A Advisor, the firm has served as lead counsel in more than 400 transactions ranging in size from $20 million to more than $15 billion in the last four years. Our attorneys have represented healthcare clients in transactions with a combined value in excess of $136 billion. The firm’s Private Equity Team has served as counsel in hundreds of private equity-backed deals across many industries, most notably healthcare, but also including financial services, food and beverage, manufacturing, media, technology, consumer products and retail. More information about these practices can be found here.