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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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Central Glass Makes Acquisitions in Indiana and Luxembourg

Client Type: Public Company

We advised Carlex Glass America, a subsidiary of Japan-based, publicly-held Central Glass Co., Ltd., in its acquisition of Guardian Industries Corp.: Guardian Automotive Products, Inc. (GAPI), formerly headquartered in Sterling Heights, Michigan, and Guardian Automotive-E S.A. (GA ESA), formerly headquartered in Luxembourg.

This transaction includes three automotive glass manufacturing sites and the GAPI headquarters. The glass plants are located in Auburn, Indiana; Ligonier, Indiana; and Grevenmacher, Luxembourg.

All of the newly acquired companies will operate as Carlex, effective immediately, and the headquarters of Carlex will remain in Nashville.

Carlex Glass America is a manufacturer of automotive glass products for original equipment manufacturers and for the automotive replacement market in North America.

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