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Ryan M. Richards

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Ryan Richards focuses his practice on corporate matters with broad transactional experience that includes mergers and acquisitions in a variety of different industries.

Professional Biography

Overview

Ryan Richards advises private equity sponsors, portfolio companies, and other private and public companies on a variety of transactional and corporate governance matters including mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, private equity financings, commercial contracting and general business matters. Ryan has a wide breadth of industry experience, with a particular focus representing health care providers and payors, manufacturers and distributors, media and technology companies, and biotechnology and medical products companies.

Representative Matters
  • Represented a publicly traded leading provider of government-sponsored managed care services, primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, in connection with its definitive agreement to acquire another government-sponsored health care company for $2.5 billion.

  • Represented a publicly traded leading provider of government-sponsored managed care services in its acquisition of a leading provider of health benefits to individuals covered by Medicare for $800 million.

  • Represented a publicly traded leading provider of government-sponsored managed care services in its acquisition of a managed care organization in the Southwest.

  • Represented a publicly traded nationwide hospice, home care and support service company in its acquisition of a Southwestern provider of hospice and home care services to more than 2,600 consumers through 15 locations across New Mexico for $40 million.

  • Represented a publicly traded nationwide hospice, home care and support service company in its acquisition of a Michigan-based provider of home care services to approximately 2,300 consumers through 26 offices in 10 states for $18.5 million.

  • Represented a publicly traded nationwide hospice, home care and support service company in its acquisition of a provider of personal care services in 20 counties in New Mexico.

  • Represented a publicly traded partner with leading health systems to drive value-based care transformation in its definitive agreement to acquire a health plan management services organization from a non-profit health plan for $10,250,000.

  • Represented a leading provider of prospective health assessments for health plans and health care delivery organizations in its sale to a leading New York-based investment firm.

  • Represented a leading manufacturer in the alternative energy space in an investment made by a leading San Francisco-based global investment manager specializing in alternative investments with more than $100 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2017.

  • Represented a Nashville-based flatbed logistics company in its sale to the largest flatbed and specialized transportation company in North America.

  • Represented a Boise-based parking company that manages parking at dozens of locations around the country in its acquisition of a North Carolina parking company.

  • Represented a Tennessee-based outsourcing solutions company providing finance, accounting, payroll, human resources, technology, and procurement services to a range of businesses in its sale to the largest professional business services company in Tennessee.

Professional Honors & Activities
  • Member – American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Member – Leadership Health Care
  • Member – American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M. (Taxation), 2012
  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., 2011
  • Middle Tennessee State University, B.A., 2008
  • Middle Tennessee State University, B.S., 2007

Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2012
  • Georgia, 2011

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