Akin Gump Advises RCCH HealthCare Partners in Merger with LifePoint Health

(New York) – LifePoint Health, Inc. today announced the completion of its merger with RCCH HealthCare Partners, which is owned by certain funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC. As a result of the merger, LifePoint’s common stock is no longer trading on NASDAQ, effective today, and will be delisted. Akin Gump advised RCCH in the transaction.

The combined, privately held company will operate under the LifePoint Health name and includes a footprint of regional health systems, physician practices, outpatient centers and post-acute facilities in more than 85 non-urban communities that span coast to coast.

Corporate partners Tony Feuerstein and Rosa Testani led the Akin Gump teams advising RCCH on the merger transaction and on securities matters, respectively. They were joined by counsel Timothy Clark and Randall Dorf; associates John Clayton, Ross Karlik, Yehuda Raskin, Andrés Zambrano, Elizabeth Atkins, Jason Sison, Stephanie Calderon, Kathryn Betts, Christopher Kunz and David Ruttenberg; and law clerk Andrew McDonough, also of the corporate practice. Working alongside them were tax partner Patrick Fenn, senior counsel Jonathan Ciner and associate David Holmberg; health senior counsel Eugene Elder; employee benefits partner Rolf Zaiss and associate Madeline Lewis; and litigation partner Brian Carney. RCCH was also represented by its chief administrative officer and general counsel, Howard Wall.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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