Private Equity

Our private equity attorneys have extensive experience in structuring complex private equity acquisitions and financings. During the last two years alone, we have served as counsel in more than 100 transactions across a variety of industries. Our private equity law practice is especially active in the middle-market, but we also have represented management groups, issuers and special committees in high-profile, multi-billion dollar transactions—for example, we represented Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) in what at the time was the largest going private transaction in U.S. history.

The firm’s private equity attorneys represent investors and portfolio companies in a range of industries including consumer, retail, restaurant, food and beverage, manufacturing, technology, media and healthcare and life sciences. In their research about our corporate practice, Chambers USA notes “‘They go toe to toe on expertise with New York firms'” (from Chambers USA 2018) and that the firm “Represents a wealth of private equity firms and their portfolio companies. ‘The firm’s performance was outstanding. I’d put them up there with the big firms globally – some of the finest attorneys I’ve seen.'” (from Chambers USA 2015)

As the sixth largest healthcare law firm in the U.S., our experience in healthcare private equity transactions is particularly robust. We provide our healthcare private equity clients with a fully integrated range of services that includes an effective blend of transactional, regulatory and operational counsel.

As a result of the depth and breadth of our private equity experience and the extensive network we have established in the private equity community, we play an active role in introducing prospective portfolio companies and private equity firms.

Representative private equity services and experience:

  • Add on acquisitions
  • Due diligence and risk analysis
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Going private transactions
  • Sponsor-sponsor transactions
  • Leveraged dividends and recapitalizations
  • Minority interest transactions
  • Management team representation and executive compensation matters
  • Mezzanine and senior financings
  • Healthcare regulatory and operational counsel
  • Corporate/general counsel
  • Initial public offerings and exit transaction services and preparation
Shayan A. Ahmed
Associate
Taylor J. Ashley
Associate
Wilmoth H. Baker, IV
Associate
Scott W. Bell
Member
Laura R. Brothers
Member
James H. Cheek, III
Member
Meredith Edwards Collins
Associate
David Cox
Member
J. Page Davidson
Member
Kristin C. Dunavant
Senior Corporate Attorney
John L. Fuller
Member
B. Riney Green
Member
Andrew Hard
Associate
Brad L. Hart
Associate
Jonathan T. Hasebe
Senior Corporate Attorney
S. Ryan Hoffman
Associate
Michael J. Holley
Member
Angela Humphreys
Member
J. James Jenkins, Jr.
Member
Kris Kemp
Member
William J. Kent
Associate
Michael R. Kuffner
Member
Howard H. Lamar III
Member
Philip M. Lewis
Member
Mark Manner
Member
Bryan W. Metcalf
Member
Jennifer H. Noonan
Member
Jason Northcutt
Member
J. Allen Overby
Member
Tatjana Paterno
Member
Frank M. Pellegrino
Member
Cynthia Y. Reisz
Member
Ryan M. Richards
Associate
Jonathan D. Stanley
Member
Greg Stevens
Senior Counsel
Samuel E. Stumpf Jr.
Member (retired)
Ryan D. Thomas
Member
Timothy Van Hal
Associate
Leigh Walton
Member

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