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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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FINRA Denies Investor Claims Over Morgan Keegan Bonds

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September 13, 2012

In a case seeking $7.6 million from Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc., FINRA denied the claims of a group of investors related to losses they sustained by investing in bad bond funds.  The plaintiffs' claims included fraud and negligent misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, failure to supervise, and breach of contract, among others. Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Chris Lazarini and Ryan Baker represented the defendant, Morgan Keegan.  

A review of the case can be found in the article "FINRA Nixes $8M In Investor Claims Over Morgan Keegan Bonds" that appeared on the Law360 website.



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