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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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Bass, Berry & Sims Expands Services to Healthcare Industry with Addition of Top Department of Justice Attorney John Kelly

January 13, 2012

New Washington, D.C. Office to Provide Clients with Compliance and Government Investigations Support

Nashville, Tenn. (January 13, 2012) - Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to announce the addition of John Kelly, a former top U.S. Department of Justice official, as a partner in the firm's Compliance and Government Investigations Practice. Kelly will be the managing partner in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. He has extensive experience with complex federal and state investigations and litigation matters related to healthcare fraud and abuse, the False Claims Act, white collar crime, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and regulatory and compliance issues.

Kelly most recently was a partner at Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P., following a distinguished record of service with the Department of Justice where he held a number of prestigious leadership positions including serving in the Criminal Division's Fraud Section as the Assistant Chief for Health Care Fraud. He also served as the Chief of Staff and Deputy Director of the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, where he worked closely with senior leadership within the 94 U.S. Attorneys' Offices, the Department of Justice, and various federal agencies including HHS-OIG, FBI, and DEA. Prior to joining DOJ, Kelly gained extensive trial and investigation experience as an Assistant United States Attorney in New York State.

"John Kelly's arrival, and the growth of our new Washington, D.C. office, is of immense value to our current and future clients in Nashville – the nation's top for-profit healthcare market – as well as our healthcare clients nationally in this historic time of change," said Keith Simmons, managing partner of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC.

"John brings an insider's knowledge of the Beltway that will have a direct and beneficial impact on our clients who are so directly affected by legislative and regulatory decisions made at the federal level," added Simmons.

"It is an honor to now be a part of this prestigious law firm," said Kelly. "Bass, Berry & Sims has a stellar client list and I welcome the opportunity to represent their interests in the nation's capital."

Bass, Berry & Sims has distinguished itself for service to healthcare clients at every level, including service to hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, home health, and physician practice management companies. The healthcare practice, including more than 100 lawyers, provides unsurpassed depth in government investigations and enforcement, compliance, regulatory and operational matters, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures and syndications.

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 business transactions and litigation matters in the country. For more information, please visit www.bassberry.com.


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