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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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Foreign Direct Investment and National Security: Implications and Guidance

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October 18, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Samar Ali and Todd Overman, along with Dr. Jason Dempsey, Center for a New American Security, will serve as panelists at an International Business Council lunch program titled, "Foreign Direct Investment and National Security: Implications and Guidance." Thad McBride will moderate the program as panelists explain the current international investment landscape and emphasize the national security security issues that permeate it. 

Topics include:

  • Will new cybersecurity or other national security concerns limit non-U.S. investors seeking to invest in the United States?
  • When is it necessary to make a filing in front of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States?
  • How do recent trade and sanctions requirements impact your potential FDI partner?

The lunch program will be held on Tuesday, October 18 from at the Nashville Office of Bass, Berry & Sims. Click here to register.  


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