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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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Point/Counterpoint: Negotiating a Hospital’s Acquisition of a Physician Practice


June 24, 2017

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Cindy Reisz will co-present with Dawn Crumel, Division Counsel at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, at the AHLA In-House Counsel Program & Annual Meeting. The session titled, "Point/Counterpoint: Negotiating a Hospital's Acquisition of a Physician Practice," will take place on Sunday, June 25, 2017.

Topics include: 

  • The process of evaluating, negotiating, and closing a hospital acquisition of a physician practice
  • Regulatory and tax implications to the physicians
  • Conducting a valuation before the financial terms are set in stone
  • Representing all of the physicians in the deal
  • Treating due diligence as the critical element of the transaction
  • Small deals do not guarantee small liabilities
  • Key issues for negotiation: Valuations, compensation arrangements, non-compete and non-solicitation covenants, post-closing governance provisions, other aspects of implementation

The AHLA In-House Counsel Program is held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting from June 24 – 28, 2017 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, California. For more information, visit the AHLA website.

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