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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 Multiple Plaintiff Products Liability Class Action

Client Type: Public Company

We successfully moved to dismiss a multiple plaintiff class action alleging that our client had engaged in deceptive trade practices and negligently designed and manufactured HVAC systems with defective copper coils. The plaintiffs sought certification of a nationwide class action as well as Tennessee, Texas, Florida and Georgia class actions for thousands of plaintiffs. Following extensive briefing by our team in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, Chief Judge Kevin Sharp entered an order completely dismissing the multiple plaintiff class action lawsuit. Judge Sharp agreed with our arguments on lack of personal jurisdiction over our client regarding the out-of-state plaintiffs, and dismissed all remaining claims on statute of limitations grounds.

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