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)
Representation of Physicians Immediate Care, a Midwest leader in urgent care and occupational health services, in its sale to WellNow Urgent Care, an urgent care provider nationwide. 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 American Paper & Twine Company, a distributor of janitorial, packaging, food service, safety and office products, in its sale to Imperial Dade, a distributor of food service packaging and janitorial supplies. 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.
We represented Helix Sleep, Inc. (Helix) in its sale to Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. (Cerberus), a global leader in alternative investing.
Vanderbilt Law Review