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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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Former SEC Attorney Joins Corporate & Securities Practice at Bass, Berry & Sims

August 27, 2012

Nashville, Tenn., (August 27, 2012) - Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to welcome Jay Knight as an associate in the firm's Corporate and Securities Practice in the Nashville, Tennessee office. Knight was formerly an attorney in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Knight will counsel clients in matters related to securities, mergers and acquisitions, real estate capital markets, and structured finance. Knight's experience in the Division of Corporation Finance at the SEC included serving as Special Counsel in the Office of Structured Finance, where he led a team of attorneys, economists, and accountants charged with implementing an inter-agency joint rulemaking project under the Dodd-Frank Act. He also served in the Office of Rulemaking, where he was a member of the Dodd-Frank Implementation Team, and as an attorney-adviser in Disclosure Operations. Knight earned his law degree from the Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law.

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


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