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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 Third Proton Therapy Facility

Client Type: Private Company

We served as lead counsel to a consortium of charitable foundations in their efforts to obtain a Certificate of Need (CON) to build a proton beam therapy facility in suburban Nashville, Tennessee. Proton beam therapy is a highly advanced form of radiation treatment for cancer that, as of June 2015, is available at only 15 locations in the United States. The $110 million project received unanimous approval from state regulators. Regulators previously approved two other proton facilities for Tennessee in 2010 and 2012. Bass, Berry & Sims' CON team spearheaded the approval of all three projects. With the newly approved facility, Tennessee will become one of only a handful of states where patients can access this rare form of treatment at multiple locations.

The new facility received significant media attention throughout the state. Several of the articles are referenced below:

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