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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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Internal Investigations


May 5, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Eli Richardson will speak at the DRI's Business Litigation Seminar. Eli will speak on Thursday, May 5 from 2:00 – 3:15 p.m. on the topic of "Internal Investigations." The panel, which will also include Elizabeth Jones McCostlin of Nissan North America and Zachary Greene of Miller & Marin PLC, will cover the fundamentals of internal investigations, best practices and practical tips. Topics will include: 

  • Tips on maximizing attorney–client privilege protection
  • Best practices in conducting and memorializing witness interviews
  • How to, if and when necessary, disclose findings to the government
  • Ethically representing the investigating company while respecting the rights of company employees and third parties

The seminar is presented by the DRI Commercial Litigation Committee and will be held May 5-6, 2016 at the Hilton Downtown Nashville.

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