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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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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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