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In June 2017, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: PNFP) closed a $1.9 billion merger with BNC Bancorp (NASDAQ: BNCN) pursuant to which BNC merged with and into Pinnacle. With the completion of the transaction, Pinnacle becomes a Top 50 U.S. Bank. The merger will create a four state footprint concentrated in 12 of the largest urban markets in the Southeast. 

Bass, Berry & Sims has served Pinnacle as primary corporate and securities counsel for more than 15 years and served as counsel on the transaction. Our attorneys were involved in all aspects related to the agreement, including tax, employee benefits and litigation. 

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Regulation A+

It seems that lately there has been a noticeable uptick in Regulation A+ activity, including several recent Reg A+ securities offerings where the stock now successfully trades on national exchanges. In light of this activity, we have published a set of FAQs about Regulation A+ securities offerings to help companies better understand this "mini-IPO" offering process, as well as pros and cons compared to a traditional underwritten IPO.

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Qualified Energy Conservation Bond Workshop

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September 3, 2013

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Lillian Blackshear will speak at the Qualified Energy Conservation Bond (QECB) Workshop hosted by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Office of Energy Programs. Lillian will speak on the topic of legal issues and concerns related to the issuance of qualified energy conservation bonds by local governments. Participants will learn about qualified energy projects, financing strategies, and hear case studies from industry experts about how capital projects across the state are conserving energy and saving money.

The event will be held Tuesday, September 3 from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Ellington Ag Center in Nashville.

For more information, please contact Pete Westerholm at the Office of Energy Programs.


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