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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 Welcomes 2 New Attorneys in Nashville Office

March 17, 2014

Nashville, Tenn., (March 17, 2014) - Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to announce the addition of two new attorneys to the firm's Nashville office, Oliver H. Peglow and Cecil VanDevender. 

Oliver H. Peglow concentrates his practice on assisting clients with mergers and acquisitions, particularly those with an international component. He is licensed to practice in both Tennessee and Germany, having worked in the legal industry in Germany prior to transferring to the U.S. He received an LL.M. from Vanderbilt University in 2011. 

Cecil VanDevender returns to the firm after serving as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Middle District of Tennessee from 2013-2014. He focuses his practice on appellate litigation and corporate compliance matters, including internal investigations and issues related to healthcare fraud and abuse. He earned his law degree in 2008 from Georgetown University Law Center and earned his B.A. in English from Princeton University in 2000.

About Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
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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