Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

Corporate/M&A Department

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Corporate/M&A Practice Summary

Public and private companies of all sizes across a variety of industries turn to Bass, Berry & Sims for counsel on a wide range of corporate matters, including mergers, acquisitions and dispositions; capital markets transactions; executive compensation issues; corporate governance and shareholder activism. Highlights from our Corporate/M&A practice include:

  1. Participation in more than 100 M&A transactions ranging in size from $5 million to $15 billion in the last 12 months for public and private companies as well as private equity firms.
  2. Representation of private equity firms and their portfolio companies on a local and national scale with a focus on the middle market, including Harvest Partners, Shore Capital Partners, Frazier Healthcare Partners, Welsh Carson, Anderson & Stowe, Health Enterprise Partners and the Blackstone Group.
  3. Serve as primary corporate and securities counsel to more than 35 public companies.
  4. Served as counsel for issuers or underwriters on 20 public offering and institutional private offering transactions in the last 12 months.
  5. Depth of experience in shareholder activism. Our lawyers routinely advise companies and boards of directors in preparing for potential activist shareholder and hostile takeover activity and in responding to actual activist demands and takeover attempts.
  6. Ranked by Chambers USA as a Band 1 Corporate/M&A firm in Tennessee since 2003.


Bridgestone Americas

Change Healthcare

Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EGL)

Envision Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: EVHC) (formerly AmSurg)

Tivity Health (NASDAQ: TVTY) (formerly Healthways, Inc.)


Financial institutions

Food & beverage




Private equity