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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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Assess Risks Involved in Working with Third-Party Intermediaries in Emerging and High Corruption Markets

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March 25, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney John Kelly will speak on March 25 at CBI's Third-Party Risk, Audits & Oversight Conference. John's topic is "Assess Risks Involved in Working with Third-Party Intermediaries in Emerging and High Corruption Markets." During the session, John will guide attendees through the risks involved and highlight the importance of

  • Considering not just the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) of the country, but understanding the political and economic stability of the country, local law, sanctions and licensing requirements
  • Understanding the entire process of the proposed transaction to follow the money and goods to the consumer
  • Determining what the business rationale is for onboarding the proposed third-party and what service it will provide on your company's behalf
  • Analyzing both internal and external personnel to ensure there is no connection that could be perceived as a kickback
  • Identifying if the proposed third-party will enlist the help of any other entity in order to complete the transaction on behalf of your company

The conference will be held March 25-26 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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