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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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How to Integrate Sanctions Compliance with Export Controls and AML Systems: Strategies to Ensure Operational Excellence

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October 23-25, 2017

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Thad McBride is speaking at the American Conference Institute (ACI) 3rd Canadian Forum on Economic Sanctions: Compliance & Enforcement. The 2017 conference program will offer updates into all Canadian, United States, European Union and other major sanctions regimes globally. Thad's session will take held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 25 and is titled, "How to Integrate Sanctions Compliance with Export Controls and AML Systems: Strategies to Ensure Operational Excellence."

Session topics include:

  1. Best practices for staying up to date with sanctions
  2. Impact of sanctions compliance on business needs
  3. Navigating the intersection between different sanctions regimes
  4. Screening tools and strategies for managing sanctions compliance
  5. Overview of how financial services providers fit into sanctions compliance
  6. Canadian sanctions reforms initiatives and how to prepare your compliance systems

The conference will be held October 23-25, 2017 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto, Ontario. For more information and registration, visit the ACI website.


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