Noah Black works with clients on the design, implementation and administration of qualified benefit plans, health and welfare benefit plans and deferred compensation packages. He also provides diligence and support on employee benefits and compensation issues arising in mergers, acquisitions and other corporate transactions.
Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Noah worked with the U.S. Department of Labor in the Employee Benefits Security Administration where he investigated retirement plans and plan service providers to ensure compliance with Title I of ERISA and negotiated with fiduciaries to resolve ERISA violations.
We represented Helix Sleep, Inc. (Helix) in its sale to Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. (Cerberus), a global leader in alternative investing.
Representation of Gen Cap America, Inc., a private equity firm focused on lower middle market buyouts, on its acquisition of Lab Products, LLC and Hartford Systems, LLC (together, “Lab Products”) from Avidity Science, LLC. Lab Products is a leading manufacturer providing an extensive line of laboratory research animal housing and care equipment. This transaction marks Gen Cap America’s fourteenth acquisition from its seventh fund.
Representation of Gen Cap America, Inc. in the sale of its portfolio company, L.W. Allen – a water and wastewater control systems manufacturer – to SJE Inc., a portfolio company of Audax Group and leading manufacturer of water and wastewater control solutions.
Representation of a founder owned WorkCompEDI and its affiliates, a leading EDI clearinghouse for the Property & Casualty market, in its sale to Data Dimensions, LLC, the leading provider of outsourced document handling and workflow solutions and portfolio company of Thompson Street Capital Partners. The merged companies will operate under the Data Dimensions brand and will leverage their respective strengths to become the premier technology services organization in the P&C industry.
Representation of Gryphon Capital-backed Physical Rehabilitation Network (PRN), a leading physical therapy provider and practice management organization, in its acquisition of Complete Balance Solutions Institute for Physiotherapy Inc. through its joint venture with MemorialCare, a prominent non profit Southern California integrated health system. The transaction includes the acquisition of Complete Balance Solutions’ three Southern California outpatient therapy clinics and creates the region’s most expansive network of physical therapy facilities with 26 clinics throughout the region.
Representation of Mainsail Partners, a San Francisco-based growth equity firm focused on software companies, in its recapitalization of Centerbase, a legal billing and practice management software company.
Representation of Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE: BKD) in its definitive agreement to sell 80 percent of Brookdale Health Care Services, the Brentwood-based company’s home health and outpatient therapy division, to HCA Healthcare (NYSE: HCA), one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, in an all-cash transaction for $400 million
Representation of LFM Capital’s portfolio company, J&E Precision Tool, in its acquisition of Beranek, LLC, a precision manufacturer of technical components for the aerospace & defense, and space exploration markets
Representation of Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management services, in its definitive agreement to acquire Whitney, Bradley & Brown, Inc., a leading provider of advisory, engineering and technical services to the US Military and H.I.G. Capital portfolio company, for $295 million.
Representation of Lead Capital Partners, a multi-family sponsored private equity firm, in its acquisition of Ladd Dental Group, Inc., a dental service provider with six locations throughout central Indiana
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