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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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EdR Completes August 2017 Private Notes Offering

Client Type: Public Company

We represented Education Realty Operating Partnership, LP, the operating partnership of Education Realty Trust, Inc., in a private offering of senior unsecured notes totaling $150 million with New York Life Insurance Company and certain of its affiliates. The private placement includes $75 million of notes with a 12-year term bearing interest at a fixed rate of 4.22% and $75 million of notes with a 15-year term bearing interest at a fixed rate of 4.30%. Proceeds from the new unsecured senior notes will be used primarily to pay down the existing balance on EdR's revolving credit facility.

Education Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:EDR) is one of America's largest owners, developers and managers of collegiate housing. EdR is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust that owns or manages 87 communities with more than 46,000 beds serving 54 universities in 26 states. EdR is a member of the Russell 2000 Index, the S&P MidCap 400 and the Morgan Stanley REIT indices.

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