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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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Summary Judgment for Nissan Mileage Overstatement

Client Type: Public Company

We served as co-lead counsel for Nissan North America in several purported class actions in a multi-district litigation (MDL), wherein plaintiffs alleged that Nissan intentionally designed several models of cars to overstate the mileage. The Plaintiffs' counsel filed multiple class actions in several jurisdictions under the Federal Odometer Act (FOA) and included a variety of state law claims. These cases were consolidated in an MDL in Nashville. We argued that the FOA, which governs odometer tampering and contains a per odometer set penalty plus attorneys' fees provision, does not cover what in reality is a defective design claim. The Court granted our motion for summary judgment on the threshold legal issue that effectively eliminated the major federal claims in the case. The remaining state law claims were favorably resolved for our client.

Nissan North America is a subsidiary of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (TYO: 7201), a Japanese-based multi-national auto manufacturer.

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