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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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Headaches and Hot Spots: A Review of the Changing World of M&A in the Global Aerospace and Defense Industry

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October 20, 2015

Attorney Todd Overman will speak during the session titled "Headaches and Hot Spots: A Review of the Changing World of M&A in the Global Aerospace and Defense Industry" at the 2015 Fall Meeting hosted by the International Law Section of the American Bar Association.

Over the past year, the global market for military products and large-scale projects has seen an overall global decline in revenues and earnings while the commercial aerospace industry has continued to see growth; both see heightened competition for suitors for corporate transactions. In the face of this outlook, there have been major industry consolidations, mergers and transformation initiatives in North America, Europe and Asia, trends which will be highlighted during this session. Economies in certain "hot spots" have seen a sheltering of defense suppliers with greater M&A activity as a result. These hot spots are important for counsel to understand in order to properly advise their internal and external A&DI client. These times produce new "headaches" for in-house counsel and their hired outside advisors. Globally, the role counsel plays in shepherding M&A during tougher times necessitates an understanding of emerging risks and related strategies as well as requires counsel to sharpen their intuition with respect to a myriad of ethical and professional practice issues.

The 2015 Fall Meeting will be held on October 20-24, 2015 in Montreal, Canada at Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth. To learn more, visit the ABA website.


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