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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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Dale Grimes to Lead Lex Mundi Antitrust, Competition & Trade Practice Group

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June 13, 2012

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to announce that Dale Grimes was appointed to a two year term as chair of the Antitrust, Competition & Trade Practice Group of Lex Mundi. Grimes will lead the group of antitrust, competition and international trade lawyers from all over the world, representing the global membership of firms in the Lex Mundi network.

Lex Mundi is the world's leading association of independent law firms with 160 firms of more than 21,000 lawyers in 120 different countries. There is a Lex Mundi firm in each state of the United States, each province of Canada, and in each commercially developed country of the world. Bass, Berry & Sims is the Lex Mundi member firm for Tennessee. 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. Through its extensive network of antitrust and trade law practitioners, members of the group provide companies with a highly-qualified and cost-effective form of ensuring legal compliance wherever antitrust and trade issues arise.


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