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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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Alere CON Approved for West Tennessee Region

Client Type: Public Company

We served as lead counsel to Alere Women's and Children's Health LLC in its efforts to obtain a Certificate of Need (CON) to expand its existing homecare operations from 7 to 23 counties in and around metropolitan Memphis, Tennessee. The project received wide support – including support from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee and the other leading TennCare MCOs– and was unanimously approved by state regulators. The expansion of Alere's services into more rural areas in West Tennessee is expected to reduce the need for costly pregnancy-related visits to the emergency room, preterm maternal hospitalizations and newborn admissions at neonatal intensive care units in the region. 

Alere specializes in homecare services for high-risk obstetrical patients who are suffering from serious pregnancy-related conditions, including premature labor, gestational diabetes and hypertension.

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