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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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Dismissal of Federal Securities and Derivative Multi-district Litigation for Morgan Keegan

Client Type: Public Company

We obtained dismissal on behalf of Morgan Keegan and related individuals and entities in federal securities and derivative multi-district litigation stemming from investment fund company losses in the wake of the global credit crisis. Representative matters include: Atkinson v. Morgan Asset Mgmt., Inc., 664 F. Supp. 2d 898 (W.D. Tenn. 2009); Ryan v. Morgan Keegan & Co., Inc., 694 F. Supp. 2d 879 (W.D. Tenn. 2010); Daniels v. Morgan Asset Mgmt., Inc., 743 F. Supp. 2d 730 (W.D. Tenn. 2010), aff'd 2012 U.S App. LEXIS 18745 (6th Cir. 2012). 

In connection with these matters, we successfully argued issue of first impression under the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Atkinson v. Morgan Asset Mgmt., Inc., 658 F.3d 549 (6th Cir. 2011) 

Morgan Keegan (formerly NYSE: MOR) was a national broker dealer institution. In April 2012, Morgan Keegan & Co was acquired by Raymond James Financial.

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