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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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Bass, Berry & Sims Wins M&A Deal of the Year Award from M&A Advisor

December 19, 2012

Nashville, Tenn., (December 19, 2012) – Bass, Berry & Sims PLC has been recognized for the firm's work on behalf of Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ: LMNX) in connection with its acquisition of GenturaDx, Inc.

Bass, Berry & Sims received the "M&A Deal of the Year" award in the "M&A Deal of the Year (between $50 million and $100 million)" category as part of the 11th Annual M&A Advisor Awards. The Bass, Berry & Sims team was led by partners Howard Lamar and Ryan Thomas and included lawyers in the firm's corporate, intellectual property, labor and employment, and employee benefits groups. The Luminex transaction also was named a finalist for "Sector Deal of the Year" in the "Healthcare/Life Sciences (between $10 million and $100 million)" category.

The acquisition of O'Charley's Inc. by Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE: FNF) was named a finalist for "Corporate/Strategic Acquisition of the Year (between $200 million and $500 million)" and "Sector Deal of the Year" in the category of "Consumer and Retail Products (between $100 million and $500 million)". Bass, Berry & Sims counseled O'Charley's in the transaction, and the firm's team was led by Page Davidson and Scott Bell.

Bass, Berry & Sims' Corporate and Securities Practice represents buyers and sellers in both public and private company strategic transactions as well as financial sponsor transactions. The Corporate and Securities team is comprised of more than 50 attorneys, including two partners who have chaired the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association and one who is the immediate past chair of the 4,000 member ABA Business Law Section Mergers and Acquisitions Committee.

The M&A Advisor announced that a record of 423 nominees, representing over 600 companies, became finalists for the awards. An independent judging committee of 16 top M&A, restructuring and finance industry experts determined the recipients of the awards. The awards were announced at the 11th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala on December 11th in New York, NY.

About The M&A Advisor
Since 1998, The M&A Advisor has been the preeminent organization facilitating connections and recognizing achievement in the top performers of the M&A, turnaround and financing industries through its leading Awards, Summits, M&A ALERTS™ newsletters, M&A LINKS ™ social network, M&A MARKET INTEL™ research and publishing service and M&A CHINA CONNECTS™ business development services. For more information, please visit www.maadvisor.com.

About Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
With more than 220 attorneys, Bass, Berry & Sims PLC serves clients from offices in Nashville, Memphis, and Knoxville, Tennessee and Washington, D.C. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing large publicly traded companies, privately held businesses, private equity and venture capital funds and their portfolio companies. For more information, visit www.bassberry.com.


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