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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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Defense of Global Retailer in Discrimination and Harassment Case

Obtained summary judgment for global retailer and distributor of automotive and replacement parts and accessories in an employment discrimination cased filed by a former supervisor employed in Massachusetts who claimed he was the victim of discrimination and harassment based upon his perceived sexual orientation in violation of Title VII and Massachusetts law. The U.S. District Court Judge dismissed all counts, finding that because the alleged conduct only occurred on one occasion it was not sufficiently severe or pervasive to affect the terms and conditions of his employment. Further, other employees testified that the Plaintiff himself often participated in and even encouraged gender-normative jokes, which the Court determined weighed against his claims that he or a reasonable person in his shoes would have found the conduct to be hostile or offensive.

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