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Tennessee Corporate/M&A
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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.

Chambers Review

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Corporate/M&A - Tennessee
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What the team is known for

Preeminent group highly recommended for its expertise in big-ticket M&A transactions. Also has a wealth of experience advising on private offerings and shareholder activism issues. Maintains an enviable reputation for its work in major healthcare deals and also highly regarded for its work in the energy, technology, retail and financial services spheres. Additionally, the firm has extensive expertise in advising public companies and their executive boards on sophisticated corporate and securities matters, with further noteworthy expertise in private equity.

Notable Practitioners

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Mark Manner
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Mark Manner
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Senior Statespeople

Mark Manner commands a strong reputation among his peers. With over 40 years of practice behind him, he is well versed in both M&A and securities issuances and also has an impressive understanding of private equity and venture capital matters.

Todd J Rolapp
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Todd J Rolapp
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Eminent Practitioners

Todd Rolapp has been managing partner since 2013. He continues to be noted for his deep-rooted expertise in M&A, corporate governance and securities issuances, in addition to his responsibilities overseeing the continued growth of the firm.

J Page Davidson
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J Page Davidson
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Band 1

Page Davidson has a particular focus on the healthcare and technology sectors. He is well versed in guiding his clients through high-stakes M&A, as well as corporate governance and shareholder regulatory issues.
"Page is a very solid practitioner with a good reputation."

Kris Kemp
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Kris Kemp
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Band 1

Kris Kemp is a highly respected practitioner with extensive M&A and capital markets experience. He has a noted specialty in venture capital matters and plays a lead role on a number of the firm's most significant transactions.
"He's a good, strong M&A lawyer."

B. Riney Green
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B. Riney Green
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Band 2

Riney Green is a well-known practitioner with a wealth of experience advising on significant M&A work. He has a notable background assisting with healthcare and private equity matters.

Howard H Lamar III
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Howard H Lamar III
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Band 2

Howard Lamar is a veteran practitioner with a considerable profile in the market. His work covers securities matters, investments and M&A transactions.

F Mitchell Walker Jr
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F Mitchell Walker Jr
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Band 2

Mitchell Walker is highly regarded for his handling of M&A and securities work and also has experience advising on capital markets transactions.
"Mitchell is a very solid lawyer with a really good reputation."

J Allen Overby
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J Allen Overby
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Band 3

Allen Overby maintains a strong standing in the market and advises on both public and private M&A transactions.
"Allen is a formidable lawyer. He does a very good job."

Ryan Thomas
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Ryan Thomas
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Band 3

Ryan Thomas chairs the firm's private equity group and has experience handling healthcare, technology and private equity transactions. His experience also covers entity formation and recapitalization.

Ranked Lawyers at
Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

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Tennessee

Corporate/M&A

Mark Manner
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Mark Manner
S
Senior Statespeople
Todd J Rolapp
E
Todd J Rolapp
E
Eminent Practitioners
J Page Davidson
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J Page Davidson
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Band 1
Kris Kemp
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Kris Kemp
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Band 1
B. Riney Green
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B. Riney Green
2
Band 2
F Mitchell Walker Jr
2
F Mitchell Walker Jr
2
Band 2
Howard H Lamar III
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Howard H Lamar III
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Band 2
J Allen Overby
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J Allen Overby
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Band 3
Ryan Thomas
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Ryan Thomas
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Band 3

Clients

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Bridgestone Americas

Change Healthcare

Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EGL)

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

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

Industries

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Financial institutions

Food & beverage

Healthcare

Hospitality

Manufacturing

Private equity

Retail

Technology