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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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Export Controls: Compliance Challenges and Best Practices


October 12, 2017

Thad McBride | International Trade Attorney | Bass, Berry & SimsBass, Berry & Sims attorney Thad McBride will present a Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) webinar titled, "Export Controls: Compliance Challenges and Best Practices." This timely topic will offer participants key takeaways to consider when conducting business in Iran in the current enforcement climate. With U.S. sanctions on Iran in a state of flux, it is imperative for international companies to keep abreast of changes and evolving compliance challenges.

Webinar topics include:

  • Overview of export controls and sanctions laws, regulators, and recent enforcement actions
  • Summary of common compliance challenges, including technology transfers, classification and licensing determinations
  • Discussion of best practices to protect against violations and to addressing violations when they do occur

This live webinar will be held on Thursday, October 12 from 12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. CST. For more information and registration, visit the SCCE website.

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