Healthcare Private Equity

Our results-oriented, business-minded deal attorneys work seamlessly with our nationally ranked healthcare regulatory attorneys to help private equity clients and their portfolio companies achieve their strategic goals. Clients rely on our deep understanding of healthcare law and our significant experience navigating the unique regulatory and business environment of the healthcare industry.

Since 2015, we have served as deal counsel in more than 150 private equity related transactions in the healthcare industry. We regularly assist private equity firms and their healthcare portfolio companies in structuring, negotiating and executing acquisitions and financings and in dispositions of healthcare investments through sales, recapitalizations and public offerings. Private equity firms utilize our comprehensive due diligence of healthcare targets to help uncover and assess key issues and regulatory and compliance risks associated with an investment and rely on the sophisticated guidance of our healthcare regulatory and compliance and investigations counsel. In addition, we have extensive experience representing private equity funds providing senior and subordinate credit facilities in connection with their investments, as well as negotiating credit facilities on behalf of sponsors, including acquisition and capital call facilities.

We advise investors, portfolio companies and management teams in the following:

  • Acquisitions and exits including:
    • Platform and add-on acquisitions.
    • Due diligence and risk analysis.
    • Leveraged dividends and recapitalizations.
    • Leveraged buyouts.
    • Going private transactions.
    • Sponsor-sponsor transactions.
    • Initial public offerings and exit transaction services and preparation.
    • Special Purpose Acquisitions Companies (SPACs)/de-SPACs.
    • Management team representation and executive compensation matters.
  • Healthcare regulatory and operations.
  • Healthcare compliance and investigations.
  • Financing including minority interest transactions and mezzanine and senior financings.

We also know that our private equity clients want true partners who offer more than legal advice. At the intersection of healthcare and private equity, we often connect sponsors with companies or successful executives seeking investment. To that end, we invite managing directors and executive management teams to discuss trends and foster opportunities at our annual Health Care Investors Conference co-hosted with Deloitte. Our attorneys are also active in the Association for Corporate Growth, the Healthcare Private Equity Association (HCPEA), the Nashville Health Care Council and other organizations.

Our healthcare attorneys encompass the multitude of legal specialties necessary to service one of the largest, most highly regulated industries in the United States. We bring our multidisciplinary, team approach to our representation of the following sectors and facilities:

  • Academic medical centers.
  • Addiction treatment.
  • Ambulatory surgery centers.
  • Anesthesiology.
  • Behavioral health.
  • Cancer therapy and oncology.
  • Cardiovascular.
  • Clinical laboratories.
  • Dentistry.
  • Dermatology.
  • Diagnostic imaging.
  • Eye care.
  • Gastrointestinal (GI).
  • Health plans, managed care companies and benefit management companies.
  • Health population management.
  • Healthcare Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).
  • Healthcare information technology.
  • Home health.
  • Hospice.
  • Hospitals and health systems.
  • Life sciences.
  • Managed care.
  • Medical device.
  • Nonprofit providers.
  • Orthotics and prosthetics.
  • Pharmaceuticals and pharmacies.
  • Physician practices, outsourced physician services and management companies.
  • Primary care.
  • Radiology.
  • Revenue cycle management.
  • Senior housing and long-term care.
  • Specialty pharmacy and pharmaceuticals.
  • Telemedicine.
  • Urgent and retail care clinics.
  • Wellness and disease management.
  • Women’s care.
Shayan A. Ahmed
Associate
Taylor J. Ashley
Member
Annie Batcheller
Associate
Robert L. Brewer
Member
Al Bright, Jr.
Member
Justin K. Brown
Counsel
Emily A. Burrows
Member
Bryan  P. Bylica
Member
Curtis Capeling
Member
Laura J. Cohen
Senior Corporate Attorney
Meredith Edwards Collins
Member
Krista Cooper
Senior Healthcare Attorney
David Cox
Member
Taylor O. Curtis
Associate
Douglas W. Dahl II
Member
J. Page Davidson
Member
Katie Day
Member
Felix R. Dowsley, III
Member
Kristin C. Dunavant
Counsel
Jeanne Marie Evans
Associate
Curtis L. Fisher
Member
D. Lee Flaherty
Member
Lara A. Flatau
Member
Leslie M. Ford
Member
John L. Fuller
Member
Michael C. Gibson
Member
Thomas Gossett
Member
B. Riney Green
Member
Nova D. Harb
Counsel
David W. Harper, Jr.
Associate
Brad L. Hart
Member
Lauren Huddleston Henschen
Associate
Michael R. Hess
Member
Michael R. Hill
Member
S. Ryan Hoffman
Member
Michael J. Holley
Member
Angela Humphreys
Member
J. James Jenkins, Jr.
Member
Kris Kemp
Member
John Keny
Associate
Michael R. Kuffner
Member
Howard H. Lamar III
Member
Noah J. Lewis
Associate
Travis G. Lloyd
Member
Mark Manner
Member
Allie Miller McNamara
Associate
R. Davis Mello
Member
Andrea N. Orr
Member
J. Allen Overby
Member
Carter-William Palek
Associate
Tatjana Paterno
Member
Rebecca Payton
Associate
Frank M. Pellegrino
Member
Brianna R. Powell
Associate
Cynthia Y. Reisz
Member
Marc A. Rigsby
Associate
Cynthia N. Sellers
Member
Emily Shiever
Associate
Katherine Smalley
Associate
Jonathan D. Stanley
Member
Greg Stevens
Senior Counsel
Michael A. Stewart
Member
Ryan D. Thomas
Member
Shelley R. Thomas
Member
Nesrin Garan Tift
Member
Caleb Tindell
Corporate Attorney
Leigh Walton
Member
Patton L. Webb
Associate
Nikki Wethington
Associate
Shannon Wiley
Member
Bradley L. Yenter
Associate

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