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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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Gaylord Entertainment Company’s Transaction, REIT Conversion and Management Agreement with Marriott

Client Type: Public Company

The firm represented Gaylord Entertainment Company (n/k/a Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.) in the negotiation of an agreement with Marriott International, which resulted in Marriott acquiring the Gaylord brand and the rights to manage Gaylord's four convention hotels, and Gaylord's election to convert to a real estate investment trust (REIT). The transaction took more than a year to complete, and involved an amendment and restructuring of Gaylord's credit facility and the leasing of its hotel properties to taxable REIT subsidiaries. 

Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP) is a real estate investment trust specializing in group-oriented, destination hotel assets in urban and resort markets.

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