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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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Joint Venture/Team Training Panel

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May 4, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Todd Overman will serve as a panelist at the Joint Venture/Team Training Panel, a seminar sponsored by the University of Tennessee-Procurement Technical Assistance Center (UT PTAC) and Nashville Business Incubation Center (NBIC). Attendees will hear expert panel discussions from several perspectives on: 

  • Key advantages and disadvantages of teaming and joint ventures

  • Navigating organizational conflicts of interest in joint ventures

  • Structuring a joint venture for success and tips on how to avoid problem areas

  • Past performance strategic considerations in joint ventures and teaming

  • Special rules for teaming and joint ventures with small businesses and 8(a)s

  • How to effectively structure agreements

  • Effects of teaming in mergers and acquisitions

The seminar will be held on May 4, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Nashville office of Bass, Berry & Sims. View the PDF for additional information.


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