Kris Kemp focuses on merger and acquisition transactions, securities offerings and representation of private equity and venture backed companies. In the last five years, Kris has been involved in more than $3 billion worth of M&A transactions. His corporate practice also includes providing capital structure advice to emerging and growth companies.
Whether his clients are start-up endeavors or publicly traded companies, Kris helps each business find a unique and strategic path for growth and works to identify and resolve potential issues. His practice includes:
Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Kris was a shareholder and the head of the corporate practice group of Harwell Howard Hyne Gabbert & Manner, P.C.
Tennessee Bar Association — Business Law Executive Council, Chair (2013-2016); Business Corporations Act Subcommittee (2011-2015)
Nashville Capital Network — Board of Directors
American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
Represented Lincare Holdings Inc. in its acquisition of Specialized Medical Services from The Riverside Company
Represented Fred’s, Inc. in its sale of EntrustRx to CVS Health Corporation.
Represented Medical Specialties Distributors (MSD) to McKesson Corporation.
Represented Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIX) in connection with the refinancing of its existing term loan and revolving credit facilities totaling $650 million
We represented Clearwater Compliance in its investment by Altaris Capital Partners, LLC.
Represented HealthCare BlueBook in its sale to Primus Capital
Represented Trilliant Health in its acquisition of a healthcare analytics and insights company
Represented leader in solar electrical balance of system in the investment
Represented Aegis Health in its merger with Clariture Health to form Trilliant Health
Represented NDC in its acquisition of national home healthcare wholesaler
Chambers USA — Corporate/M&A (2013-2019)
Best Lawyers® — Nashville Securities/Capital Markets Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2020)
The Best Lawyers in America© — Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation (2010-2020)
Martindale-Hubbell — AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated
North Carolina State College of Humanities and Social Sciences — Distinguished Alumnus Award (2003)