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In June 2017, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: PNFP) closed a $1.9 billion merger with BNC Bancorp (NASDAQ: BNCN) pursuant to which BNC merged with and into Pinnacle. With the completion of the transaction, Pinnacle becomes a Top 50 U.S. Bank. The merger will create a four state footprint concentrated in 12 of the largest urban markets in the Southeast. 

Bass, Berry & Sims has served Pinnacle as primary corporate and securities counsel for more than 15 years and served as counsel on the transaction. Our attorneys were involved in all aspects related to the agreement, including tax, employee benefits and litigation. 

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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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Bass, Berry & Sims Member Appointed Chair-Elect of the Lex Mundi Antitrust Practice Group

August 27, 2010

Nashville, Tenn. (August 27, 2010) – R. Dale Grimes, a Member of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC, has been appointed chair-elect of the Lex Mundi Antitrust, Competition and Trade Group. Grimes will take his place as chair of the 400+ member group in 2012.

Grimes, who serves as the leader of Bass, Berry & Sims' Antitrust and Trade Practices Group, has 30 years of experience handling civil litigation matters throughout Tennessee with a special focus on antitrust, consumer fraud, complex litigation, class actions, telecommunications, energy and water. His practice also focuses on antitrust counseling to clients on a variety of merger, pre-merger notification, distribution, exclusive dealing, exclusionary practices, market power, healthcare, pricing and joint venture issues, as well as government and internal antitrust investigations. In addition, Grimes has developed and implemented antitrust compliance programs for various clients.

Lex Mundi is the world's leading association of independent law firms with 160 member firms in more than 100 countries. Bass, Berry & Sims is Lex Mundi’s member firm in Tennessee.

Competition, antitrust and trade matters could occur in any country in which an organization conducts its business. Member firm lawyers in the Lex Mundi Antitrust, Competition and Trade group offer specialized, tailored services and solutions for companies and organizations with a commercial presence and interests in various jurisdictions.

About Bass, Berry & Sims PLC 
With more than 200 attorneys representing numerous publicly traded companies and Fortune 500 businesses, Bass, Berry & Sims has been involved in some of the largest and most significant litigation matters and business transactions in the country. For more information, visit www.bassberry.com.


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