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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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Pentalpha Engaged on 10 CMBS Transactions in 2017

Client Type: Private Company

We represented Pentalpha Surveillance LLC (Pentalpha) in its capacity as operating advisor and/or asset representations reviewer in seven SEC-registered commercial mortgage-backed securities transactions that involved collateral valued in excess of $5.5 billion in the first quarter of 2017, as well as three large-loan 144A deals that involved collateral valued in excess of $1.6 billion. Pentalpha is often retained by CMBS issuers such as Wells Fargo, J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs to provide third-party independent oversight of loan securitization trusts' ongoing operations.

Pentalpha provides a suite of highly specialized products and services to the pace-setters of the international credit markets and structured finance industries. As of May 31, 2017, Pentalpha Surveillance has acted as operating advisor or trust advisor in approximately 105 commercial mortgage-backed securitizations with an aggregate initial unpaid principal balance of approximately $111 billion since October 2010, and as asset representations reviewer in 22 commercial mortgage-backed securitizations with an aggregate initial unpaid principal balance of approximately $21 billion.

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