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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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ICSC U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference


October 25-28, 2017

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Richard Spore will be speaking at the 2017 ICSC U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference taking place October 25-28, 2017.  The session will be entitled "Picking Your Battles: Efficient and Effective Purchase and Sale Agreement Negotiations".

Commercial real estate clients want their attorneys to get deals done quickly and efficiently while at the same time reducing as much of their risk as possible. Balancing speed and efficiency with risk mitigation can be a challenge in negotiating purchase and sale contracts. This seminar will focus on quickly “getting to yes” in purchase contract negotiations while achieving an appropriate risk allocation between the buyer and the seller.

The conference will be held at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio, TX, October 25-28, 2017 and is hosted by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

For more information and to register, visit the ICSC website.

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