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In June 2017, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: PNFP) closed a $1.9 billion merger with BNC Bancorp (NASDAQ: BNCN) pursuant to which BNC merged with and into Pinnacle. With the completion of the transaction, Pinnacle becomes a Top 50 U.S. Bank. The merger will create a four state footprint concentrated in 12 of the largest urban markets in the Southeast. 

Bass, Berry & Sims has served Pinnacle as primary corporate and securities counsel for more than 15 years and served as counsel on the transaction. Our attorneys were involved in all aspects related to the agreement, including tax, employee benefits and litigation. 

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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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Diversicare Health Services Acquires Seven Nursing Homes

Client Type: Public Company

We advised Diversicare Health Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: DVCR, formerly Advocat) on the acquisition of seven skilled nursing facilities from Senior Management Services of America North Texas, Inc. (SMSA) for approximately $10.1 million. The transaction required a multifaceted team of attorneys working on healthcare, commercial finance and bankruptcy issues. The healthcare and bankruptcy attorneys worked together to advise our client on the purchase agreement and related operational issues associated with purchasing assets from SMSA. The transaction was approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas as part of SMSA's Chapter 11 plan. The commercial finance attorneys worked with Advocat and LaSalle Bank on the related financing, which consisted of a $16.5 million term loan and $15 million revolving credit facility.

Diversicare is a premier provider of long-term care services located primarily in the Southeast and Southwest.

This experience gained prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims PLC.

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