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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 Recommended Firm for Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts – M&A – Middle-Market (sub-$500M) by The Legal 500 United States 2014

June 27, 2014

Legal 500 USABass, Berry & Sims was recommended as a United States firm for "Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts – M&A – Middle-Market (sub-$500M)" by The Legal 500 United States 2014 guide. The eighth annual edition of The Legal 500 United States compiled research from law firms, peers and clients nationwide to recommend the top law firms in various categories. According to the guide:

"Bass, Berry & Sims PLC has a particular focus on the middle market, with experience including advising public and private companies, boards of directors, and special committees on the consideration of strategic alternatives, the negotiation of mergers, tender offers, stock and asset purchases and divestitures, spin-offs and recapitalizations, and management buyouts and other going-private transactions. It also has significant experience acting for directors on hostile transactions and takeover preparedness, including shareholder rights plans and change of control agreements. The M&A practice is complemented by a strong public company corporate governance capability."


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