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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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Brant Phillips Explains Supreme Court Decision on Campaign Finance for The Tennessean

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January 22, 2010

Brant Phillips, attorney at Bass, Berry & Sims, is quoted regarding a Supreme Court decision allowing corporations to spend money in political campaigns in The Tennessean. The article, titled "TN Campaigns May Soon Feel Impact of Supreme Court Ruling Allowing Corporate Ads" appears in the January 22, 2010 edition.

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"This decision allows corporations to use their general treasury funds to take out ads for, or against, candidates," Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Brant Phillips said.

Phillips explained that the ruling strikes down a decades-old prohibition against such efforts by entities such as corporations and unions.


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