Bass, Berry & Sims earned recognition for its mergers and acquisitions work in leading legal outlets and first quarter league tables recently. The firm was ranked in the Legal 500 for 2020 in the M&A Middle-Market (Sub-$50M) category. Legal 500 features 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 a team of researchers who have unrivalled experience in the legal market. To see the full list of 2020 firms recognized in this category, click here.

First Quarter League Tables

In addition, the firm was ranked on three leading league tables for the first quarter of 2020. In the Pitchbook Q1 2020 report, Bass, Berry & Sims was ranked #22 for Most Active in U.S. PE Deals. In the Bloomberg league tables, the firm was ranked #30 by deal county for U.S Private Equity Deals (by volume).

In addition, Bass, Berry & Sims was ranked on the Refinitiv league tables in the following M&A categories – jumping to top 25 in Q1 2020 for Americas and Global M&A:

  • #24 –  Global Rankings M&A – Global Principal Advisors Completed (By Value).
  • #23 – Americas Rankings M&A – Any U.S. Involvement Completed (By Value).
  • #21 – Americas Rankings M&A – U.S. Target Completed (By Value).

Bass, Berry & Sims’ notable transactions during the first three months of 2020 included the representation of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (formerly NYSE: WCG), in its megamerger with Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) for $17.3 billion; and representation of LFM Capital in their acquisition of J&E Precision Tool and sale of EDSCO Fasteners to MiddleGround Capital.

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. 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. 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.