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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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Negotiating Business Acquisitions


November 13-14, 2014

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Leigh Walton will co-chair Negotiating Business Acquisitions 2014 hosted by the American Bar Association. On Thursday, November 14 at 11 a.m., she will speak on a panel about "Negotiating the Acquisition Agreement," which will address the negotiation and drafting of purchase price provisions, critical representations and warranties, closing conditions and indemnification provisions and the interplay among these key provisions. Later on Thursday, Leigh will speak on a panel titled, "Special Issues in Asset Acquisitions" about successor liability, stockholder approval and fraudulent transfers. On Friday, November 15 at 1 p.m., Leigh will speak about metrics and techniques for valuing companies, "earn-out" pricing structures and post-closing price adjustment mechanisms on the "Valuation and Purchase Price-Related Issues" panel.

The National Institute will be held November 13-14, 2014 at Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Hotel in Las Vegas.

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