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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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Robert Echols Receives Rutherford Award from Nashville Bar Foundation

December 6, 2010

Nashville, Tenn. (December 6, 2010) – At its recent annual black tie dinner, the Nashville Bar Foundation presented a plaque representing the David C. Rutherford Award to the Hon. Robert L. Echols, former U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Tennessee. Echols joined the law firm of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC following his retirement from the bench in July.

The Rutherford Award is given to a Nashville Bar Foundation Fellow who exemplifies the memory and ideals of Nashville lawyer David Rutherford, who represented the highest standards of "professionalism, charitable contribution in the legal field and in the community as a whole, and the spirit of collegiality among bench and bar."

"I am honored to receive this award, especially in memory of David Rutherford who was a fine attorney and friend, loved the practice of law, and made so many selfless contributions to the Nashville Bar Association," said Echols. "To be recognized along side of the former recipients for the qualities outlined in the award is very humbling."

This is only the third time that the award has been given. The award was established and first presented in 2007 to David Rutherford posthumously, while the second award was given in 2008 to retired Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Frank F. Drowota, III.

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