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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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Steps for Handling and Resolving a Government Investigation


November 3, 2017

Lisa Rivera | Health Care Compliance Association | Government InvestigationBass, Berry & Sims attorney Lisa Rivera will be speaking at the Health Care Compliance Association's regional conference. Panel discussions filled with experienced compliance professionals and government officials will deliver insight into the steps for handling and resolving a government investigation. The panelists will cover substantive information, including:

• Recognizing a potential government investigation and significant early considerations
• What does “cooperation” in an investigation look like?
• When a resolution may not be the end
• Hindsight is 20/20—ideally, how a provider prepares for a government investigation

Featured Speakers:

Ted L. Radway, Vice President of Compliance, Kindred Healthcare
Lisa S. Rivera, Member, Bass Berry & Sims PLC
Benjamin S. Schecter, Civil Chief, U.S. Attorney's Office, W.D.K.Y.

This program is co-hosted by HCCA, Healthicity and MediTract. It will be held on Friday, November 3, 2017 at the University of Louisville Event and Conference Center from 7:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. For more information and registration, visit the HCCA website

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