G. Tyson Bickley

Companies and investors in healthcare, technology, manufacturing, distribution and other industries rely on Tyson Bickley for counsel in a wide range of strategic corporate transactions and business arrangements. He assists venture capital and private equity funds in investments in new and emerging companies, and he advises startups and early-stage companies in securities offerings to access the capital needed for growth. Tyson’s transactional experience also includes the representation of well-established and publicly traded companies in complex  mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and dispositions. 

Tyson rejoined Waller in 2017 after serving as Chief Development Officer at Contessa Health where he led successful development efforts for joint ventures with health systems and health plans to participate in bundled payment programs for home hospitalization and other patient-centered care models.




  • Represented a strategic venture fund in its investment in an integrated healthcare billing and payments platform
  • Represented a privately held healthcare price transparency  company in securing a $7 million strategic investment from a private investment firm
  • Advised a strategic venture fund in its investment in a leading clinical integration and risk management company
  • Represented a Nashville-based investment company in providing a $1 million Series A financing to a Chicago-based provider of solutions for physician-hospital alignment strategies
  • Represented a Nashville-based investment company in leading a $9 million round of financing for a developer of healthcare cost-comparison software


  • Represented a private investment firm in the sale of a portfolio company that manufactures and distributes automotive lifts, jacks and accessories
  • Represented a private investment firm in the disposition of a portfolio company that fabricates and distributes conveyor belts and components
  • Represented a manufacturer of mobile carts and workstations for hospitals and healthcare facilities in its recapitalization a Boston-based private equity firm

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Represented a privately held company in its merger with a competitor which created one of the leading electronic cigarettes companies in the world
  • Represented one of the country’s fastest-growing coordinated care plans in its acquisition of a multi-specialty medical health services provider
  • Represented a publicly traded healthcare company in its acquisition of a Texas-based provider of home health and hospice services 
  • Represented a publicly traded healthcare company in its acquisition of a home healthcare services provider operating in Florida and Louisiana




  • Board of Directors, Association of Corporate Growth
  • Board of Advisors, Nashville Capital Network
  • Member, Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations
  • Member, American Bar Association, Corporate and Business Law Section


  • J.D., University of Georgia School of Law, 2007
    • Recipient, Grace H. Barnes Scholarship
  • B.S., with honors, University of Alabama, Accounting, 2003
    • Gamma Beta Phi
    • Beta Alpha Psi

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  • Tennessee

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Tyson has a love of sports and the outdoors. In addition to tennis and basketball, he participates in adventure races and triathlons that involve competitive running, biking, swimming, canoeing and rafting. An avid fan of the Tennessee Titans and University of Alabama football, Tyson has coached high school football and middle school baseball for Battle Ground Academy in Franklin, Tennessee.  A great-great-nephew of Helen Keller, Tyson is a supporter of Helen Keller International. He is married with three young sons.