Andrew L. Bab and Kevin A. Rinker, co-heads of the Healthcare Group at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, are the editors of the just-published fourth edition of Health Care Mergers and Acquisitions Answer Book 2017 (Practising Law Institute, 2017). The book, organized in an easy-to-read, question-and-answer format, is an extensive reference guide addressing a wide spectrum of topics in healthcare M&A, including structuring, negotiation, regulatory issues, due diligence and documentation.
Whether they involve pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, medical device manufacturers, hospitals, physician practices, insurance companies or other industry participants, healthcare M&A transactions occur in a complex and highly regulated setting. Health Care Mergers and Acquisitions Answer Book 2017 is written for lawyers and other professionals working on these deals, such as private equity deal professionals, industry executives, accountants and investment bankers.
Providing a detailed overview of healthcare M&A, the book includes practical advice on how to address a range of industry-specific issues arising in these acquisitions, as well as an overview of recent market developments.
Debevoise lawyers, a number of whom are regular contributors to the guide, have substantial experience in transactional, litigation and enforcement matters affecting the global healthcare industry. The firm’s transactional team regularly handles a variety of matters for leading healthcare and life sciences companies and private equity firms investing in these sectors, from cross-border M&A to complex securities offerings to significant licensing, development and collaboration agreements. Debevoise’s litigation and enforcement lawyers also have broad experience in the healthcare space, including bet-the-company litigation, trials, arbitration proceedings, government and internal investigations, healthcare compliance matters, transaction due diligence, complex civil matters, intellectual property and advertising disputes and international dispute resolution.
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a premier law firm with market-leading practices, a global perspective and strong New York roots. We deliver effective solutions to our clients’ most important legal challenges, applying clear commercial judgment and a distinctively collaborative approach.