Nov 2
IMAC Holdings Goes Public

Shares of Brentwood-based health care company IMAC Holdings start trading on the Nasdaq stock exchange. IMAC Holdings markets non-surgical treatments for orthopedic problems that would normally require surgery or opioids. The business generates almost a third of its revenue from regenerative medicine, about one third from traditional, minimally invasive medical procedures and another third from…

Nov 2
Change Healthcare Goes Public

Change Healthcare President and CEO Neil de Crescenzo rings the Nasdaq closing bell to mark the Nashville, Tenn.-based health care technology company’s entrance onto the public market. Change Healthcare provides hospitals and other health care industry players with data analytics and other tools to improve the billing and payment process, boost patient engagement and drive…

Nov 2
SmileDirectClub Goes Public

Nashville-based teeth-straightening startup SmileDirectClub Inc. goes public. The company ships clear aligners directly to customers, whose progress is monitored remotely by licensed dentists or orthodontists.

Nov 2
HCA goes public for the third time in its history.

Five years after undergoing the largest leveraged buyout (LBO) in Wall Street history, HCA raises $3.79 billion in what is at the time the largest private equity-backed IPO ever seen. Under newly named president Milton Johnson and CEO Richard Bracken, the company sells more shares than planned, at a higher price than expected. This move…

Nov 2
Acadia Healthcare begins trading on NASDAQ as a public company.

Nine months earlier, veteran behavioral health exec Joey Jacobs takes the reins at Atlanta-based Acadia and moves the offices to Nashville to begin a massive expansion effort. He is joined by most of the former management team of his predecessor company, Psychiatric Solutions Inc. Acadia begins to trade on the NASDAQ after completing a merger…

Nov 2
American Addiction Centers goes public.

Cofounders Michael Cartwright and Jerrod Menz take their chain of addiction-treatment centers public and receive a favorable welcome from investors. The company easily meets its goal of $65 million, and stock prices continue to climb through year’s end. Like many Nashville company’s before, AAC uses funding from the IPO as a springboard for a rapid…

Nov 2
Symmetry Surgical goes public.

One of Nashville’s few medical device companies, Symmetry Surgical becomes the area’s 14th publicly traded health care company after a $120 million IPO on the NASDAQ. The IPO comes on the heels of Symmetry Medical’s divesture of its original equipment-manufacturing unit for $450 million. The company will change its focus to providing surgical devices under…