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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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Shareholder Class Action Defense for Green Bankshares

Client Type: Public Company

We represented Green Bankshares and its board of directors in a putative class action alleging the defendants breached their fiduciary duties to the Company by accepting an unfair sale price pursuant to an unfair sales process related to a $217 million merger. The plaintiffs sought to enjoin the merger. The matter was settled on favorable terms and the deal closed. The firm also represented these same defendants in three related class actions pending in other jurisdictions. Betty Smith v. Green Bankshares, Inc. et al., Case No. 11-625-III (Davidson County, Tennessee, Chancery Court)

Green Bankshares, Inc. (formerly NASDAQ: GRNB) is a bank holding company that merged with and into Capital Bank, National Association (Capital Bank, NA), a subsidiary of Capital Bank Financial Corp. (CBF) in September 2011.

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