Luke Smith represents companies across the nation in complex litigation and antitrust compliance. He provides antitrust counseling and analysis in proposed mergers and acquisitions, including Hart-Scott Rodino Act (HSR) pre-merger filing notifications. Other clients, primarily healthcare companies, have benefited from Luke’s knowledge of industry-specific antitrust issues, including clinical integration, accountable care organizations, payor/provider negotiations, and healthcare joint ventures. During the past five years, Luke has advised on transactions worth more than $12 billion, two thirds of which were in the healthcare industry.
American Bar Association, Antitrust Section
American Health Law Association (AHLA)
Represented Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) in four strategic acquisitions and in its underwritten public offering of 2.3 million shares of common stock in 2019.
Representation of Trilliant Health Analytics, a healthcare analytics company, in its recapitalization by Primus Capital. Primus joins existing investors who also participated in the recapitalization, including Providence Ventures, Martin Ventures, Noro-Moseley Partners, and Nashville Capital Network
Representation of The Bakery Companies, a baked goods manufacturer, in its sale to Arbor Investments
Representation of Clearway Pain Solutions, an interventional pain management medical practice that is backed by NexPhase, in its merger with KureSmart Pain Management
Representation of Evolent Health Inc. (NYSE: EVH), a health care company that delivers proven clinical and administrative solutions to payers and providers, in its acquisition of the majority stake in Passport Health Plan for $70 million
Represented Serco Inc. in its definitive Asset Purchase Agreement to acquire Alion Science & Technology Corporation’s Naval Systems Business Unit, including its Canadian business and a small number of related contract operations, for $225 million. The acquisition, subject to regulatory approvals, is expected to close in the second half of 2019. Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management services, will strengthen its presence in naval support with this acquisition, and will become a stronger integrated maritime solutions provider for the U.S Navy and other customers.
Represented C-III Capital Partners in its sale of California-based tech company Real Capital Markets (RCM) to LightBox
Represented SERVPRO in its recapitalization transaction, in partnership with Blackstone, one of the world’s leading investment firms
Representation of Pipeline Plastics, LLC in its sale to SCF Partners, a private equity firm focused on investments in oil and gas equipment and services. Pipeline Plastics is a leading manufacturer of high-performance polyethylene pipe for drinking water, irrigation, mining, gas distribution, industrial, sewer, and oil and gas applications
Represented Tivity Health, Inc. in its acquisition of Nutrisystem, Inc.
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