Tatjana Paterno counsels private equity funds and their portfolio companies, strategic acquirers and multinational publicly traded corporations in the structuring, negotiation and consummation of acquisition transactions. To date, Tatjana has closed more than $22 billion in M&A transactions and more than $25 billion in overall transactions. Her practice focuses on companies within the healthcare and healthcare IT, cybersecurity, manufacturing, food and beverage, entertainment and technology industries, among others. Tatjana frequently advises management, boards and special committees on corporate governance and public company disclosure matters.
Tatjana is focused on achieving efficient, practical solutions for her clients and was recently commended by a client as being “phenomenal to work with” and “being very practical, technically astute,” and seeing the deal through “the lens of the client.” Another client praised her as being “one of a handful of M&A advisory rock stars that I have ever worked with.”
Tatjana is a chair of the 2021 and 2019 Private Target Deal Points Studies published by the American Bar Association’s M&A Committee. This study has been widely recognized as the gold standard for market metrics of key negotiated legal issues in M&A agreements. Tatjana is a frequent speaker on M&A topics and has been quoted and published on M&A matters in local and national media, such as Mergers & Acquisitions Magazine, Nashville Business Journal, DirectorCorps, ValueWalk and Mergermarket/Toppan Merrill.
Association for Corporate Growth (Tennessee) — Board President (2023); Board of Directors (2018–present); Mid-South Capital Connections, Committee Chair (2021-2022)
Friends of Radnor Lake — Board of Directors (2012–2016)
United Way of Metropolitan Nashville — Young Leaders Council (2012–2015)
American Bar Association — M&A Committee
American Health Law Association (AHLA)
Young Leaders Council — Spring Class 58
Representation of Council Capital, a private equity and venture capital healthcare company, in its acquisition of SageWay Behavioral Health, a leading provider of ABA Therapy. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Representation of Firebird Music Holdings, a music private equity group, in its acquisition of Mick Nashville, a music entertainment group. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Representation of Tivity Health Inc. (Nasdaq: TVTY), a leading provider of healthy life-changing solutions, in its sale to Stone Point Capital, an investment firm based in Greenwich, Connecticut, with over $40 billion of assets under management. Tivity Health stockholders received $32.50 in cash per share, representing a total transaction value of $2.0 billion. Tivity Health’s common stock ceased trading and will no longer be listed on Nasdaq.
Representation of CyberGuard Compliance, LLC, a compliance and regulatory services company, in their sale to CyberGuard Management, Inc, an affiliate of Atlantic Street Capital Management, LLC. CyberGuard Management, Inc. acquired all of the equity of CyberGuard Holdings, Inc. and Elite Consulting Solutions LLC from the owners of CyberGuard Compliance, LLP. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Representation of Agape Care Group, a leading hospice and palliative care provider in the Southeast, in it’s acquisition of Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, a hospice provider based in Forest City, North Carolina. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Representation of Gibson Brands, Inc., an iconic American manufacturer of guitars and professional audio equipment based in Nashville, Tennessee in connection with their investment in Venue Group LLC. Venue Group is a leading creator, developer and operator of music venues and hospitality offerings founded by Ben Lovett of Mumfod & Sons.
The Best Lawyers in America© — Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2022-2023)
Kayo — Top 21 in 21: Women in Healthcare Investing (2021)
Nashville Post “In Charge” — Legal Sector (2023)
The M&A Advisor “Emerging Leader, Legal Advisor Category” (2016)
Mid-South Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” (2012-2017)
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) — Fellow (2017)
Texas Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” (2010)
SMU Law Review — Associate Managing Editor
Judicial Extern to the Honorable Sidney A. Fitzwater, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas