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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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United Natural Foods, Inc. Acquires Three Distributors

Client Type: Public Company

We represented United Natural Foods Inc. (Nasdaq: UNFI) in three acquisitions. UNFI purchased Haddon House Food Products, Inc, a distributor and merchandiser of natural and organic and gourmet ethnic products for $217,500,000 and Nor-Cal Produce, Inc., a distributor of conventional and organic produce and other fresh products for $68,600,000. The company also acquired substantially all of the assets of Global/Organic Specialty Source, Inc. for an undisclosed amount.

UNFI financed the purchase price for each of these acquisitions with borrowings under the Company’s revolving credit facility, which was also amended in connection with these transactions to increase the size of the facility. Bass, Berry & Sims is UNFI’s primary counsel representing the company on matters including mergers and acquisitions, public company advisory, financing, and tax.

United Natural Foods, Inc. (Nasdaq: UNFI) carries and distributes more than 85,000 products to more than 40,000 customer locations throughout the United States and Canada.

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