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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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Kevin Douglas on Online Shareholder Proxy Voting for Investor’s Business Daily

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March 8, 2010

Kevin Douglas, attorney at Bass, Berry & Sims, was interviewed regarding online shareholder proxy voting for Investor's Business Daily. The article by Sheila Riley, titled "Web Sites Help Encourage Shareholder Proxy Voting," appears in the March 5, 2010 edition.

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Companies, too, see benefits in online proxy voting and online shareholder education.

"There's nothing wrong with making it easier for shareholders to vote online. That's a good thing," said Kevin Douglas, a Nashville attorney with Bass Berry & Sims, which represents many corporations.

But Douglas points out that sites that promote online voting and make recommendations to shareholders typically aren't neutral. Advocates tend to be shareholder activists who are more likely to oppose management viewpoints. That doesn't give the whole story, he says.

"Nothing's wrong with that, but from the corporate perspective they don't represent the full spectrum of shareholder views," Douglas says.

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