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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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Merger Between HealthSpring and Cigna

Client Type: Public Company

A team of attorneys represented HealthSpring, Inc. in its February 2012 acquisition by Cigna, Inc., a NYSE-listed global health service and insurance company. We served as lead counsel to the company and its board of directors in a shareholder class action relating to the $3.8 billion buyout of HealthSpring by Cigna Corporation. The acquisition added one million individuals to Cigna's insurance roster and expanded the company's presence in the Seniors and Medicare areas. The value of the acquisition was valued at $3.8 billion. 

In addition, on the eve of the merger with Cigna, our firm served as lead counsel to deter an expedited internal investigation relating to healthcare fraud allegations being investigated by the Department of Justice (DOJ). Our team convinced the government not to intervene in pending qui tam case and quickly got qui tam case dismissed on motion to dismiss without any discovery. 

HealthSpring, Inc. (NYSE: HS) is one of the largest Medicare Advantage coordinated care plans in the U.S.

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