American Securities’ $2.5 Billion Acquisition of Air Methods

Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Centerview Partners LLC served as financial advisors, and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and Holland & Hart LLP served as legal advisors to Air Methods. Barclays served as financial advisor, and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP served as legal advisor to American Securities.

Air Methods is the largest domestic air medical transport provider in the $5 billion air medical market, serving 48 states with over 300 bases of operations. The Company also operates a leading air tourism business, and is a proud employer of more than 5,000 team members, including over 1,000 retired and active duty military veterans.

American Securities LLC is a leading U.S. private equity firm.

The Weil team advising American Securities is led by Co-Head of Private Equity and M&A Michael Lubowitz and includes Banking & Finance partner Andrew Colao; Capital Markets partner Heather Emmel; Technology & IP Transactions partner Jeffrey Osterman; Tax Partner Mark Schwed; Executive Compensation & Benefits head Paul Wessel; Real Estate partner Samuel Zylberberg; Environmental head Annemargaret Connolly; Employment Litigation partner Gary Friedman; Executive Compensation & Benefits counsel Steven Margolis; Environmental counsel John O’Loughlin and Thomas Goslin; Antitrust counsel Vadim Brusser; Employment Litigation counsel Lawrence Baer; Mergers & Acquisitions associates Eoghan Keenan, Jenna McBain, Francesca Cohen (Not Yet Admitted), Drew Katigan (Not Yet Admitted), Stephen Liebscher (Not Yet Admitted), and Vernell Moreland (Not Yet Admitted); Banking & Finance associates Young Lee and H.T. Flanagan; Capital Markets associate Russell Wininger; Technology & IP Transactions associates Daniel Cohl, Mary Lentowski and Jasmine Woodard Rose; Tax associates Christopher Marotta and Emily Cummins; Executive Compensation & Benefits associates Aaron Cha and John Kleinjan (Not Yet Admitted); Real Estate associate Joshua Rudin; Antitrust associate Jonathan Cheng; and Employment Litigation associates Jonathan Gartner and Linda Shen.
The Paul, Weiss team included corporate partners Scott Barshay (Picture), Jeffrey Marell, Thomas de la Bastide, John Kennedy and Brian Janson and counsel Justin Rosenberg, Patricia Vaz de Almeida and Frances Mi; litigation partners Jonathan Kanter, Gregory Laufer and Aidan Synnott and counsel Richard Tarlowe; employee benefits partner Lawrence Witdorchic; tax partners Jeffrey Samuels and David Sicular and counsel Alyssa Wolpin; real estate partner Peter Fisch; intellectual property partner Claudine Meredith-Goujon; and environmental counsel William O’Brien.

Bass, Berry & Sims served as lead healthcare regulatory counsel to Air Methods with a team including, Derick Blakely, Jeanne Marie Evans, Louise P. Gaerig, Jamie A. Gordon and Nesrin Garan Tift.

 

Involved fees earner: Derick Blakely – Bass Berry & Sims; Jeanne Marie Evans – Bass Berry & Sims; Louise Gaerig – Bass Berry & Sims; Jamie Gordon – Bass Berry & Sims; Nesrin Garan Tift – Bass Berry & Sims; Scott Barshay – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Jeffrey Marell – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Thomas de la Bastide – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; John Kennedy – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Brian Janson – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Justin Rosenberg – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Patricia Vaz de Almeida – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Frances Mi – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Jonathan Kanter – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Gregory Laufer – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Aidan Synnott – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Richard Tarlowe – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Lawrence Witdorchic – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Jeffrey Samuels – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; David Sicular – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Alyssa Wolpin – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Peter Fisch – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Claudine Meredith-Goujon – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; William O’Brien – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Michael Lubowitz – Weil; Eoghan Keenan – Weil; Jenna McBain – Weil; Andrew Colao – Weil; Young Lee – Weil; H.T. Flanagan – Weil; Heather Emmel – Weil; Russell Wininger – Weil; Jeffrey Osterman – Weil; Daniel Cohl – Weil; Mary Lentowski – Weil; Jasmine Woodard Rose – Weil; Mark Schwed – Weil; Christopher Marotta – Weil; Emily Cummins – Weil; Paul Wessel – Weil; Aaron Cha – Weil; Jonathan Gartner – Weil; Linda Shen – Weil; Gary Friedman – Weil; Steven Margolis – Weil; Lawrence Baer – Weil; Annemargaret Connolly – Weil; John O’Loughlin – Weil; Thomas Goslin – Weil; Vadim Brusser – Weil; Jonathan Cheng – Weil; Samuel Zylberberg – Weil; Joshua Rudin – Weil;

Law Firms: Bass Berry & Sims; Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Weil;

Clients: American Securities LLC; Air Methods Corporation;

 

Author: Ambrogio Visconti