Bass, Berry & Sims was recognized at the annual M&A Advisor Awards for its involvement in the $2 billion sale of Tivity, a leading provider of healthy life-changing solutions, to Stone Point Capital. The transaction was named the winner in the M&A Deal of the Year (Between $1B-$5B) category at the 21st Annual M&A Advisor Awards hosted by The M&A Advisor. A team from Bass, Berry & Sims represented Tivity in the June 2022 sale.

Speaking about the deal, Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Page Davidson said, “For close to 35 years we’ve had the opportunity to represent Tivity Health. We are immensely grateful for our long-standing partnership and look forward to supporting their continued growth and success.” More details about the Tivity transaction are available here.

The 21st Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala was held on November 15 in New York and honored the professionals whose activities set the standard for M&A transactions. A full list of 2022 winners can be found here. This year, over 350 nominees, representing over 500 companies, became finalists for the awards. Bass, Berry & Sims was recognized as a finalist 15 times among several different categories representing six separate transactions for the 2022 Awards.

Emerging Leader Awards

At the November event, The M&A Advisor also recognized the 2022 Emerging Leaders. Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Bryan Bylica was among those honored in the Legal Advisor category this year. The Annual Emerging Leaders Awards celebrate the accomplishments of M&A, financing and turnaround professionals across the country under the age of 40 whose significant level of success, industry leadership and community service has established them as rising leaders in the corporate finance and dealmaking industries. More about Bryan’s recognition can be found here.

International M&A Awards

Earlier this year, The M&A Advisor also recognized Bass, Berry & Sims for its work related to the representation of Gen Cap America’s acquisition of Eastern Business Forms. This deal was recognized as part of The M&A Advisor’s International M&A Advisor Awards in two categories: Private Equity Deal of the Year ($10MM-$100MM) and M&A Deal of the Year ($25MM-$50MM). Details about the Gen Cap transaction can be found here.

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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.