Felix Dowsley focuses his practice on structuring complex debt transactions. In over 30 years of practice, Felix has developed deep knowledge of the debt market and understands what is “market” for deal terms from both the lender and borrower perspective. In the last three years alone, he has negotiated over $5 billion in debt transactions for public companies, regional and national lenders, and large corporate and middle market borrowers.
Felix’s practice spans many industries, including real estate investment trusts (REITs), healthcare, energy, hospitality, professional sports, government contracting, manufacturing, logistics, wholesale/retail and restaurants. His practice involves:
Felix is known for his practical and goal-oriented approach to helping clients navigate an ever-changing and increasingly competitive business environment.
American Health Law Association (AHLA)
Acquistion of a provider of a series of evidence-based programs for parents, children, and teachers that aim to prevent and treat young children’s behavior problems and promote their social, emotional, and academic competence.
Representation of Northlane Capital Partners, a middle market private equity firm, in its acquisition of SAI MedPartners, a leading consultancy providing strategic insights and analytics to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Representation of New Harbor Capital’s portfolio company Psych Associates of Maryland, the largest outpatient mental health group in Maryland, in its acquisition of Comprehensive Behavioral Health, a leading multidisciplinary mental health treatment provider. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Representation of Empower Community Care, a leading global behavioral health organization responsible for distributing evidence-based programs and technologies, in its acquisition of F.F.T. LLC, who provides training and support services for the Functional Family Therapy model, an evidence-based intervention that has received international recognition for its outcomes in helping troubled youth and their families. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Representation of J. Alexander’s Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: JAX), owner and operator of J. Alexander’s Restaurant, Redlands Grill, Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill and selected other restaurants, in its $220 million all cash sale to SPB Hospitality LLC, a leading operator and franchisor of full-service dining restaurants.
Since J. Alexander’s first opened in 1991, Bass, Berry & Sims has served as primary corporate and securities counsel to the company for more than 30 years. Additional details about the transaction can be found in the official news release.
Representation of Healthcare Bluebook in its acquisition of the Quality division of Quantros, Inc., a leading provider of quality analytics software for healthcare providers and payors. Healthcare Bluebook uses industry-leading objective quality and price data and claims-driven ROI reporting to deliver healthcare value insights to consumers, employers, and healthcare providers and payors. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Representation of Forcura, LLC, a healthcare technology that facilitates continuity of care, in its sale to Accel-KKR, a Silicon Valley-based technology-focused private equity firm
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 TVV Capital portfolio company Big 3 Precision Products, Inc., a maker of turnkey packaging solutions, in its sale to The Eastern Company (Nasdaq: EML), a publicly traded diversified manufacturer, for $81.7 million
Chambers USA — Banking & Finance (2010-2022); Real Estate (2003-2010)
Best Lawyers® — Nashville Project Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2021, 2018); Nashville Banking and Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2020); Nashville Commercial Transactions/UCC Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2017, 2014); Nashville Securitization and Structured Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2014); Nashville Commercial Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2013)
The Best Lawyers in America© — Banking and Finance Law; Commercial Finance Law; Commercial Transactions/UCC Law; Project Finance Law; Public Finance Law; Real Estate Law; Securitization and Structured Finance Law (2003-2023)
Lawdragon 3000 Leading Lawyers in America
Mid-South Super Lawyers (2006-2010, 2014-2021)
Nashville Business Journal “Best of the Bar” (2011-2012)
Nashville Post “Nashville’s 101 Top Lawyers” (2011)
Nashville Post “In Charge” (2012-2013)
Tennessee Law Review — Member (1983-1984)