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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 Private University Against Discrimination and Retaliation Claims

Client Type: Nonprofit

We successfully defended a private university in a discrimination lawsuit brought by a former professor alleging her employment was terminated because of gender discrimination and retaliation. The court found that the university proved the termination was based solely on legitimate violations of the university's policies and that there was no basis for the plaintiff's claim of gender discrimination and retaliation. On appeal, the Sixth Circuit upheld the lower court’s ruling.

Law360 provided analysis of the case in an article published May 22, 2017.

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