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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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American HomePatient Going-Private Merger

Client Type: Public Company

We assisted American HomePatient, Inc. (OTCBB: AHOM) in a complex recapitalization, refinancing and going-private transaction led by AHP's largest shareholder and majority debtholder, Highland Capital Management, L.P. Pursuant to the transaction, shareholders of AHP received a cash premium in exchange for their shares. The transaction involved a reincorporation by AHP from Delaware to Nevada; a self-tender offer to shareholders other than Highland; a refinancing of AHP's $226 million long-term debt; and a going private merger that resulted in AHP becoming wholly owned by Highland. We advised the special committee to AHP's board of directors in this transaction, with particular focus on transaction structuring, compliance with fiduciary duties of directors and compliance with the SEC's going private regulations.

This experience gained prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims PLC.

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