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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 Salix Pharmaceuticals in Multiple Jurisdictions

Client Type: Public Company

We represented Salix Pharmaceuticals in cases in multiple jurisdictions alleging renal failure suffered as a result of using a pharmaceutical product. The plaintiffs allegedly suffered renal failure after using a cleansing product that is routinely prescribed prior to a colonoscopy procedure. We conducted the initial investigation into the company's new drug application, amended warnings, adverse event reports, and other pertinent documents. We collected and preserved the pertinent documents through the use of a complimentary and secure extranet for the client. We identified and interviewed the key company executives and employees involved in the issues that were pertinent to the litigation. These cases focused on the adequacy of the warning labels that accompanied the product and alternative products that were less effective but arguably carried less risk to the patient. One case was dismissed after we deposed the plaintiff and obtained an admission during that deposition that she had just perjured herself after being confronted with a document that contradicted her testimony. Other cases were successfully resolved.

Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLXP) is a specialist pharmaceutical company that develops drugs and medical devices to prevent and treat various gastrointestinal disorders.

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