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Investment & M&A Opportunities in HEALTHCARE

SEPT. 14-15, 2022

Loews Vanderbilt
Nashville, TN


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Transformative deals driven by private equity, novel business acquisitions and partnerships have sparked disruption, accelerated change, and created new competitive dynamics in healthcare. In today’s economic and regulatory environment, PwC’s global network of experienced M&A specialists assist clients on a range of transactions from smaller and mid-sized deals to the most complex transactions, including domestic and cross-border acquisitions, divestitures and spin-offs, capital events such as IPOs and debt offerings, bankruptcies and other business reorganizations. In addition, PwC Corporate Finance has the ability to provide investment banking services within the US to help finance and raise funds. For more information about trends in healthcare visit


Chapman and Cutler LLP is a law firm focused on finance with 230 attorneys practicing from six offices across the U.S. As counsel to lenders, investors, borrowers, issuers, as well as underwriters, Chapman is deeply entrenched in the health care and life sciences sector. Chapman attorneys possesses vast knowledge and experience with specialized for-profit and not-for-profit financing structures to help clients access lending and capital markets to fund operations, growth, and product development. Since our founding, we continue to be at the forefront of financing innovation and have helped to develop a number of products that remain essential for the markets of today. From acquisition financing, to credit facilities, to cash flow lending, to leasing structures, to derivative and structured products, to tax-exempt bond issues, the integrated nature of our practice helps us provide guidance and advice on the complex acquisition, credit, regulatory, securities, and taxation issues unique to the health care and life sciences industry.Should a capital structure become distressed, we guide clients through reorganizations, restructurings, workouts, asset acquisitions/sales, and liquidations. To learn more, please visit

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world. Josh Kaye concentrates his practice in healthcare mergers and acquisitions and the development of innovative business models within the healthcare industry. Josh represents a number of private equity sponsors in their healthcare acquisitions and divestitures, and the on-going representation of their healthcare portfolio companies, having developed a niche in addressing healthcare driven transaction structure issues as well as healthcare regulatory due diligence issues. Josh advises clients in all aspects of federal and state healthcare regulatory matters, including anti-kickback, self-referral laws, state licensure, Corporate Practice of Medicine and Dentistry, Certificate of Need, insurance laws and HIPAA.

Greenberg Traurig

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with more than 2,000 attorneys across 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. GT’s Restructuring & Bankruptcy Practice provides clients with the insight and knowledge that come with decades of advisory and litigation experience. The team handles highly complex issues that arise in reorganizations, restructurings, workouts, liquidations, and distressed acquisitions and sales, both domestically and in cross-border proceedings. We offer clients a broad multidisciplinary approach, supported by a nationally recognized practice that has been engaged in many of the key complex restructurings of our time. For more information, please visit

Troutman Pepper

Troutman Pepper is a national law firm with more than 1,200 attorneys strategically located in 23 U.S. cities. The firm’s litigation, transactional, and regulatory practices advise a diverse client base, from start-ups to multinational enterprises. The firm’s litigation, transactional, and regulatory practices advise a diverse client base, from start-ups to multinational enterprises. The firm provides sophisticated legal solutions to clients’ most pressing business challenges, with depth across industry sectors, including construction, energy, finance, health sciences, insurance, private equity, real estate, and technology, among others.Health sciences is a core practice at Troutman Pepper. Our team includes more than 170 attorneys who represent clients such as innovative biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device developers and manufacturers; physicians, hospitals and other health care providers; health insurers and other payors; and a wide range of members of the health care supply chain. We regularly assist clients with the structuring and completing transformative business combinations and alliances. We combine our deep health care regulatory experience — including fraud and abuse, Stark, licensing and reimbursement — with significant corporate, M&A, and transactional capabilities to create efficiency in helping clients achieve their optimal outcomes.


Dykema is a leading national law firm, serving business entities worldwide on a wide range of complex business issues. Our lawyers deliver outstanding results, unparalleled service and exceptional value in every engagement. For more information, please visit

Stoneridge Partners

Stoneridge Partners is a mid-market healthcare merger and acquisition advisory firm, specializing in the brokerage of home care, hospices and behavioral health. As a business intermediary, we work very differently from your typical business broker. We get to know your history, goals and plans, as well as, your business, helping you determine the choices that are in your best interests. We’ll advise you whether you should sell, merge, wait or grow by diversification, expansion or acquisition. We’ll also manage the entire process from start to finish, allowing you to continue “business as usual” without unnecessary interruptions.


With experience dating back to the enactment of Medicare, Waller is recognized as one of the nation’s largest healthcare law firms with more than 190 experienced attorneys across various practice groups supporting healthcare organizations throughout the country. We help tax-exempt and investor-owned healthcare organizations meet strategic objectives and respond to operational challenges. Waller is a trusted advisor to many of the nation’s largest healthcare providers, and we have played a significant role in shaping the industry and markets our clients serve. Depth, experience, insight and acumen make Waller a valued strategic partner in the healthcare industry.



Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C., founded in 1886, is a Chattanooga-based law firm serving local, regional, and national clients. With over 135 employees, the firm offers a wide range of legal services, including business, health care, cybersecurity and data privacy, construction and real estate, estate planning, finance, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, and tax. Chambliss’ M&A team provides counsel for public and private transactions involving closely held and family-owned businesses, public companies, private equity firms, entrepreneurs, startup and emerging companies, and Chapter 11 parties. Buyers and sellers depend on Chambliss for strategic counsel for domestic and cross-border deals, including mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, reorganizations, divestitures, joint ventures, and leveraged buyouts. The team’s multi-disciplinary approach, extensive experience, and industry knowledge help ensure all aspects of a transaction are managed successfully. No matter the size of the deal — your deal matters at Chambliss. For more information about the firm, please visit

SAK Management Services LLC is a small firm of healthcare/seniors housing turnaround specialists with nationwide reach and experience. All of our associates have operated on the firing line, and know how to operate healthcare, long-term care and senior housing entities in crisis or distress.

Our principals’ experience includes court appointments in healthcare as Receiver, Examiner, Monitor, Chapter 11 Trustee, and Patient Care Ombudsman along with direct consulting to property owners, banks and lenders, Trustees, Debtors in Possession, Receivers, Committees, Courts, Out of Court Workouts, Asset Buyers and other authorities. We have also provided expert witness testimony to courts and the US Congress.

The increasing challenges of the industry command specialized skills, both in financial management and clinical care, to achieve optimal operating performance and quality assurance. With over 250 years’ collective experience in all phases of healthcare/long-term care operations, SAK specializes in operating healthcare facilities that require strategic re-direction and turnaround management, from single-site hospitals to multi-state seniors housing corporations.

SAK and its affiliates have been providing management and support services in healthcare and long-term care for over 30 years. Since our staff consists of experienced, dually licensed Hospital CEO’s, Licensed Nursing Home Administrators, Licensed Nurses, Licensed Social Workers, and Licensed Dieticians, we can assess facilities and immediately provide turnaround planning. We offer proven proficiency in maximizing financial return while maintaining the highest standards of quality care!