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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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Boardroom Briefings Luncheon


April 19, 2017

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Page Davidson will moderate a panel titled, "Boardroom Briefings," on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Boardroom Briefings is a monthly series sponsored by Lipscomb University and will feature a discussion with Nashville public company directors. Panelists include:

  • James W. Bradford, Jr.
    • Chairman of the Board of Cracker Barrel
    • Lead Independent Director of Genesco
    • Former Director of Clarcor
  • Mark Emkes
    • Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer-Bridgestone Americas
    • Former Director of Clarcor, Core Civic, Greif, Inc. and First Horizon National Corporation
  • Linda Rebrovick
    • Senior Client Partner-Morgan Samuels
    • Director of HealthStream and Consensus
  • Donato Tramuto
    • CEO and Director of Tivity Health, Inc. (formerly Healthways)

For more information and registration, visit Boardroom Briefings website.

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