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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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Bass, Berry & Sims to Host Consumer Data Privacy Forum on Heels of Representing TeleCheck in Significant FTC Settlement

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January 24, 2014

Following the recent headlines surrounding data privacy and the handling of consumer financial information, Bass, Berry & Sims is hosting a forum of particular interest to general counsel and compliance officers whose businesses deal with this type of data. The forum, titled "Regulation Of Consumer Data - The View From D.C.," will walk through the life cycle of a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) financial services investigation and discuss the latest developments from Congress and the federal regulatory agencies on issues of consumer data and privacy.

Prior to hosting this event, Bass, Berry & Sims represented TeleCheck Services Inc. in a FTC case alleging Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) violations in TeleCheck's handling of consumer information. TeleCheck settled the case by agreeing to pay a $3.5 million settlement. The case was outlined in various publications including Law360, in which Bass, Berry & Sims attorney David Esquivel was quoted.

Below are links to the articles:

"TeleCheck To Pay FTC $3.5M To End FCRA Claims" - Law360

"Bass Partner Represents TeleCheck in FTC Settlement" - Nashville Post


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