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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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Settlement of FDIC suit against the Community Bank of Arizona

Client Type: Private Company

We represented four outside directors in a lawsuit brought by the FDIC against the officers and directors of Community Bank of Arizona (the Bank).  The Bank failed in August of 2009, and the FDIC, as receiver for The Bank, alleged that the Bank's officers and directors caused the failure by approving risky real estate loans.  We also represented the four outside directors in a declaratory judgment action by the Bank's D&O carrier, which argued that any liability of the directors and officers to the FDIC would not be covered.  We successfully mediated the cases to a global settlement wherein our clients faced no out-of-pocket expense.

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