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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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John Kelly Provides Insight on How the DOJ Might Proceed in the FCPA Prosecution of Wal-Mart for Main Justice

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April 24, 2012

John Kelly, Bass, Berry & Sims’ FCPA attorney and former Department of Justice (DOJ) official, comments on the pending prosecution of Wal-Mart for allegations of widespread bribery in Mexico under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The article, "FCPA Prosecution of Wal-Mart May Hinge on Limitations Period," was published on the Main Justice website. It is thought that the DOJ will likely be searching for ways to stretch the limitations period for FCPA, looking for an "overt act" in the past five years.

"All they need is someone to say 'Yes, these programs continued,'" John Kelly is quoted saying.


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