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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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April 12, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Britt Latham will speak at the Summit on Defending and Managing Class Actions hosted by American Conference Institute (ACI). Britt will speak on the topic of "Settlement Best Practices — Plaintiff and Defense Leverage to Settle; Strategies on When, Why, and How to Settle; Negotiating Strategies With an Eye Toward Avoiding Exorbitant Fees; and Factoring Supreme Court Activity on Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements Into the Equation." This session will give attendees the unique vision from senior practitioners into how these cases are settled, what to look out for. Topics will include:

  • Under what circumstances should you settle a case — factors to consider
  • How these factors change when considering an individual versus class settlement
  • How to value and settle a case — a step by step approach
  • DIRECTV, Inc. v. Imburgia et al. and factoring Supreme Court activity on class action waivers in arbitration agreements into the equation

The conference will be held April 11-12 at The Carlton Hotel on Madison Avenue in New York, New York. For more information and registration, visit the ACI website.


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