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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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Government Contracting in Tennessee: How State, Local and Federal Issues Impact Tennessee’s Procurement Environment

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June 9, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims invites you to join us on June 9, 2015 as we sponsor a Tennessee Bar Association seminar, titled "Government Contracting in Tennessee: How State, Local and Federal Issues Impact Tennessee’s Procurement Environment." 

In this unique program, state and local officials, procuring agencies, protest litigants, consultants and legal leaders will cover several angles of government contracting in Tennessee. Two panels will cover the process of state and local government contracting and will provide insight to the Tennessee bid protest process. Other sessions include updates from the 2015 Tennessee legislative session on procurement issues and discussion of federal contracting issues impacting Tennessee businesses. This program will help you understand the government contracting landscape in Tennessee. Sessions are designed to provide you with the key knowledge you will need to succeed in today’s government contracting environment.

Speakers include:

  • General Robert Cooper, Bass Berry & Sims
  • Skip Hindman, Partner, Baker Donelson
  • Melissa Kmiecik, Client Executive, IBM
  • Paul Krivacka, Chief Legal Counsel, TN Central Procurement Office
  • Dick Lodge, Member, Bass Berry & Sims
  • Ned Morgan, Vice President and Counsel, VendorRegistry.com
  • Jim Murphy, Partner, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
  • Todd Overman, Member, Bass Berry & Sims
  • Mike Perry, Chief Procurement Officer, TN Department of General Services
  • Richard Riebeling, Director of Finance, Metro Government of Nashville & Davidson County
  • Erica Vick, Senior Public Policy Advisor, Bass Berry & Sims
  • Senator Jeff Yarbro, Counsel, Bass Berry & Sims

This program will be held at the Nashville, Tennessee office of Bass, Berry & Sims on June 9, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., with registration and breakfast starting at 8:00 a.m. The seminar has been approved for 3.5 hours of Tennessee CLE credit.  To register, visit the TBA website.


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