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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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Next Gen Retirement Symposium – Nashville

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November 8, 2017

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Fritz Richter, Douglas Dahl and Susie Bilbro spoke at an industry experts roundtable sponsored by Sheridan Road, a retirement plan advisory and financial firm. The roundtable, part of Sheridan's Nashville Next Gen Retirement Symposium, focused on innovative trends in financial wellness, retirement planning and other critical benefits. Fritz, Doug and Susie provided an update on how the draft tax bill released last week by the House Committee on Ways and Means would affect retirement plans and other employee benefits, and also discussed the current Department of Labor (DOL) regulatory environment affecting retirement plan fiduciaries. After the roundtable, participants enjoyed dinner and a viewing party celebrating the 51st Annual Country Music Association Awards.


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