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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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CON Approved for Endoscopy Center in Chattanooga

Client Type: Public Company

We served as lead counsel to AmSurg Corp. in its efforts to obtain a Certificate of Need (CON) to relocate and expand an existing endoscopy center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. When it opens in early 2017, the facility will be home to 15 physician specialists who perform more than 20,000 endoscopic procedures annually – making the facility one of the largest of its kind in the region. Despite last-minute opposition from the Chattanooga-area's largest hospital system, the $8.5 million project was unanimously approved by state regulators.

AmSurg Corp. (NASDAQ: AMSG) operates an ambulatory services business that acquires, develops and operates ambulatory surgery centers in partnerships with physician practice groups in the U.S. AmSurg owns and operates 243 ambulatory surgery centers in 34 states and provides physician services in 25 states, employing more than 2,600 professionals and other healthcare professionals.

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