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The M&A Advisor Winner 2017The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards on Monday, November 13 at the 2017 M&A Advisor Awards. Bass, Berry & Sims was named a winner in the two categories related to the following deals:

M&A Deal of the Year (from $1B-$5B) – Acquisition of CLARCOR Inc. by Parker Hannifin Corporation

Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year (over $1B) – Acquisition of BNC Bancorp by Pinnacle Financial Partners

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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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Prepping for the 2014 Proxy Season

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January 23, 2014

Please join Bass, Berry & Sims and Broc Romanek, Editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net for Prepping For The 2014 Proxy Season. During the first half of the program, Broc Romanek will bring his quarter century of "Inside the Beltway" experience to bear in laying out all the latest from the Securities and Exchange Commission and Washington. In the second half of the program, Broc Romanek will moderate a panel of experienced practitioners who will cover the latest developments that public companies need to know in order to survive the upcoming proxy season, including proxy usability, shareholder proposals, Dodd-Frank Act implementation, proxy advisor oversight, say-on-pay, the pending pay ratio proposal and other hot topics.

Panelists include:

  • Broc Romanek - Editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net 
  • Will Phillips - Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary at Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. 
  • Scott Lynn - Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. 
  • Jay Knight - Associate at Bass, Berry & Sims and former Special Counsel at the Securities and Exchange Commission 

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