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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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Shareholder Derivative Litigation, Including M&A Litigation Brought Derivatively, and the Increasing Importance of Side A

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September 18, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Shayne Clinton will speak at the American Conference Institute's (ACI) Forum on D&O Liability on September 18, 2015. Shayne will participate in a panel discussion entitled "Shareholder Derivative Litigation, Including M&A Litigation Brought Derivatively, and the Increasing Importance of Side A," which will address the following topics:

  • Have we seen an increase in shareholder derivative litigation?
  • Are shareholder suits unrelated to a securities class action on the rise?
  • Characteristics of M&A litigation brought derivatively versus brought as a class action
  • Impact of derivative suits on Side A
  • Novel strategies to settle derivative suits and the D&O insurance implications
  • Cybersecurity derivative suits

The conference will take place September 17-18 at the Carlton Hotel in New York, New York. For more information and registration, visit the ACI Website.


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