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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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Challenge to Solicitation Terms Leads to Corrective Action

Client Type: Private Company

We represented a South Carolina based small business in two separate GAO protests challenging the terms of two solicitations issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for home oxygen services to be provided for veterans. The solicitations at issue sought to award fixed price contracts, with reductions to the "fixed" price for failure to meet 100% compliance with the acceptable quality level. The protests challenged the selection of this type of contract, arguing that the agency's planned contract type was not an accepted form of contract in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and thus it was improper for the agency to utilize it. Shortly after the protests were filed, the VA elected to take corrective action and amend both solicitations addressing the issues raised in the protest. GAO dismissed the protests as moot, given that the client had achieved the relief sought by the protests.

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