Healthcare Mergers and Acquisitions

The Arnall Golden Gregory Healthcare Mergers and Acquisitions Practice is comprised of attorneys with thorough experience in both the regulatory nuances that are unique to the industry and critical to successful transactions; and the corporate, tax and securities expertise that are essential to assisting clients achieve their objectives.

Our team members are able to guide our clients through all aspects of a transaction – from initial analysis to closing to post-closing operations. Our team provides extensive state and federal health care regulatory due diligence in order to assist both the purchasers and sellers in evaluating the risks and opportunities of a potential transaction. We assist in the evaluation of provider relationships, licensing and permit qualifications and transferability, compliance with Stark exceptions and Anti-kickback safe harbors, change of ownership / change of information requirements and pre-closing notification requirements. Our analysis is often used by sellers to assist in the identification of specific issues to be resolved prior to the sales process. In a similar fashion, our analysis is often used by purchasers to identify specific conditions to closing and specific post-closing action items.

In addition to mergers and acquisitions, our team members routinely assist clients with the development of other transactional relationships – confidentiality agreements, letters of intent, letters of interest, joint ventures, stock purchases and sales, auctions, spin-offs/spin-outs, roll-ups and syndications. We represent a variety of clients within the health care industry, including private equity investors, venture capital investors, hospitals, hospice operators and investors, home health agencies, long term care and assisted living operators and investors, device manufacturers, dialysis centers and healthcare management companies.

Several of our attorneys have additional advanced degrees – MBAs, PhDs and MPHs, among others. Others have experience as bankers, consultants and business owners prior to practicing law. Prior in-house expertise and service as State and Federal Assistant Attorneys General provide unique perspective to the regulatory and practical aspects of our clients’ transactions.