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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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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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Bob Evans Farms Sells Restaurant Division

Client Type: Public Company

We represented Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: BOBE) in the sale of Bob Evans Restaurants to Golden Gate Capital for $565 million plus the assumption of certain net working capital liabilities. Bob Evans Restaurants, owns and operates more than 500 family restaurants in 18 states, primarily in the Midwest, mid-Atlantic and Southeast U.S. Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is primary corporate and securities counsel for Bob Evans Farms and served as lead counsel on the deal. 

Additional details about the agreement were outlined in the Law360 article, "Golden Gate Capital Pays $565M For Bob Evans Restaurants" (January 24, 2017). 

Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (Nasdaq: BOBE) owns and operates full-service restaurants under the Bob Evans Restaurants brand name. Through its BEF Foods segment, the company is also a leading producer and distributor of refrigerated side dishes, pork sausage, and a variety of refrigerated and frozen convenience food items under the Bob Evans and Owens brand names.

Award iconThis transaction was one of six separate deals involving Bass, Berry & Sims that was recognized as a Finalist for the 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards in the categories of 

    • Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year ($500MM-$1B)
    • M&A Deal of the Year (from $500MM-$1B)

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