Gardner Bell counsels clients on corporate and securities issues including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, and securities matters and filings. He works within a range of industries, including healthcare, senior living and manufacturing.
Gardner graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he was the Bert Combs Scholar. At the University of Virginia, he received a M.S. from the McIntire School of Commerce with a concentration in financial services and a B.A. from the College of Arts & Sciences. Prior to his legal career, Gardner promoted financial and economic development in Kentucky, Tennessee, Indonesia, India and Ethiopia.
American Bar Association
American Health Law Association (AHLA)
Representation of Pinnacle Financial Partners(NASDAQ: PNFP) in its $225 Million offering of Series B Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock depositary shares
Served as regulatory and deal counsel to BioPlus, a leading national specialty pharmacy, and ProHealth Pharmacy Solutions, a significant provider of infusion pharmacy management services in their sale to CarepathRx a platform company formed by Nautic Partners
Representation of CRH Healthcare, LLC, a quality- and patient-focused operator of urgent care centers, in its acquisition of a membership interest in a Maryland joint venture with Calvert Health System that owns and operates urgent care clinics in the Baltimore area
Representation of Health Velocity Capital as lead investor in a $30 million Series C funding round for HealthJoy, a healthcare consumer benefits platform. In addition to Health Velocity Capital, other participating investors included U.S. Venture Partners, Chicago Ventures, and Epic Ventures
Representation of WellCare Health Plans, Inc., a government-focused managed care provider, in its merger with Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) for $17.3 billion
Represented Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) in four strategic acquisitions and in its underwritten public offering of 2.3 million shares of common stock in 2019.
Representation of TT Capital Partners (TTCP), NovaQuest Capital Management (NovaQuest) and Frist Cressey Ventures in its recapitalization and growth equity investment in InformedDNA, the nation’s largest provider of genetic services
Represented C-III Capital Partners in its sale of California-based tech company Real Capital Markets (RCM) to LightBox
Represented TripleCare in its sale to a telemedicine solutions company
Represented NN, Inc. (Nasdaq: NNBR) in its public offering of 14,375,000 shares of common stock
CALI Awards in Corporate Finance, International Trade Law, Nonprofit Organizations and Constitutional Law II
Kentucky Law Journal — Staff Editor
UK College of Law Legal Writing Competition — Best Appellant Brief
Next Billion Case Writing Competition — Grand Prize Winner