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.
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 Triple Tree Capital Partners and Vestar Capital Partners in the merger of their respective portfolio companies, The Emily Program and Veritas Collaborative.
Representation of Regent Surgical Health, an ambulatory surgery center management and development company, in its strategic investment from TowerBrook Capital Partners L.P., an international investment management firm, and Ascension Capital, an investment affiliate of Ascension.
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
We represented Tractor Supply Company (Nasdaq: TSCO) in their agreement to acquire Orscheln Farm and Home, a family-owned farm and ranch retailer.
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 Premise Health, the largest direct health care provider in the country and OMERS portfolio company, in its acquisition of Sonic Boom Wellness, a provider of corporate wellness technology
We represented Gibson, the iconic American instrument brand, in its acquisition of Mesa/Boogie, one of the most prestigious brands in sound and guitar amplification. Centered on decades of professional experience and a true passion for sound, this historical transaction perfectly aligned with Gibson’s efforts to renew the iconic brand’s legacy and commitment to musicians around the world. The partnership was a natural collaboration of iconic American brands on a mutual quest of sound, quality and craftsmanship and to push the boundaries of how guitar sound is delivered and experienced. In addition, Mesa/Boogie founder Randy Smith will join Gibson as Master Designer and Mesa/Boogie amps will be available in Gibson’s Custom Shop for Amplifiers.
Representation of Mainsail Partners, a San Francisco-based growth equity firm focused on software companies, in its recapitalization of JobNimbus, a leading home services CRM and job management system.
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