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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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Robinson-Patman: Revival of an Endangered Species?


March 28-31, 2017

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Dale Grimes will participate in the American Bar Association (ABA) Antitrust Law 2017 Spring Meeting. The Spring Meeting brings together segments of the global competition and consumer protection community to share knowledge about competition and consumer protection law. Dale will chair a session titled, "Robinson-Patman (RP): Revival of an Endangered Species?"

  • The session panelists will consider the following questions:
  • Are new substantive issues are being raised?
  • Does litigating an RP case shadow a Sherman Act claim?
  • Should sellers be concerned?
  • Have disfavored buyers been revived?

The ABA Antitrust Law 2017 Spring Meeting will be held March 28 – 31, 2017 in Washington, D.C. This program has been approved for 18 General CLE credit hours. For more information and registration, visit the ABA website.

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