In the first half of 2021, Bass, Berry & Sims earned recognition for its mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and private equity work in Legal 500 and two leading league tables. The firm was again ranked in the Legal 500 for 2021 in the M&A/Corporate and Commercial: M&A Middle-Market (Sub-$500M) category. Legal 500 highlights the practice area teams who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel. The research is based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms, and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and conducted by a team of researchers who have unrivalled experience in the legal market. To see the full list of 2021 firms recognized in this category, click here.

First Quarter League Table Rankings

The firm was ranked in Pitchbook League Table report in the following categories for the first quarter of 2021.

Law Firms: Private Equity Deals

  • #9 Most Active in South
  • #5 Most Active in Healthcare
  • #11 Most Active in U.S.
  • #25 Most Active in B2C

Law Firms: M&A Deals

  • #23 Most Active in U.S.
  • #15 Most Active in U.S.: Investors

Law Firms: Deals Combined

  • #19 Most Active in U.S.: Investors

In addition, Bass, Berry & Sims was ranked on the Refinitiv league tables in the following category: #21 United States Target Small-Cap M&A (deals valued up to $50M).

First Quarter Notable Transactions

Bass, Berry & Sims’ notable transactions during the first quarter of 2021 included the following:

About the 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. The firm has served as lead counsel in more than 300 transactions ranging in size from $20 million to more than $15 billion in the last four years. Since 2005, our attorneys have represented healthcare clients in transactions with a combined value in excess of $136 billion. Learn more about the firm’s M&A practice here. 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. Learn more about the firm’s private equity experience here.