John Fuller advises clients in complex corporate transactions, including representing investors and venture fund and private equity backed companies in joint ventures, LLCs, business formation and other strategic organizational and financing transactions. His clients range from established public and private companies to emerging start-ups across a range of industries including sports, media, healthcare, food service and technology. John has counseled private equity and venture capital investment funds and their portfolio companies on more than $1 billion in mergers and acquisitions as well as numerous venture capital financing transactions.
John maintains a diverse corporate practice which involves:
In addition to transactional work, John also regularly advises in general corporate governance matters, including fiduciary duties, securities law reporting and regulatory compliance and public company disclosure.
American Bar Association — Business Law Section
American Health Law Association (AHLA)
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 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 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 Ingram Content Group in its sale of Vital Source Technologies, an education technologies solutions provider, to Francisco Partners, a global investment firm specializing in technology and technology-enabled businesses. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Representation of Providence Ventures in a $20 million investment in TailorMed Medical, a leading financial navigation software platform. Providence Ventures led the financing round and was joined by new investors UnityPoint Health Ventures, Almeda Ventures, Bridges Israel and Discount Capital with participation from existing investors Accelmed, Sanara Ventures and Triventures.
Representation of Health Enterprise Partners (HEP), a healthcare private equity firm, in its investment in Aware Recovery Care, an in-home addiction treatment provider. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Representation of the Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation (MTE), the largest electric co-op in the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) region and among the five largest in the United States, in its acquisition of Murfreesboro Electric Department for $245 million
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
The M&A Advisor — Emerging Leader, Legal Advisor Category (2021)
The M&A Advisor Awards (2021)
The M&A Advisor Awards (2019)
The M&A Advisor Awards (2016)
The M&A Advisor Awards (2015)
Mid-South Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2016-2018)
Phi Kappa Phi
James Henry Burke and the H.L. Hendricks Memorial Scholarships
Certificate of Academic Excellence — Contract Drafting and Transactional Tax Planning
Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law
The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College
Studied abroad at the University of Cambridge