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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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Richard Spore Profiled in Memphis Business Journal

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February 27, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Richard Spore was profiled in the February 27 edition of the Memphis Business Journal (MBJ). The profile appeared as part of the "Conversations With ..." section and highlights Richard's involvement in some of the high profile Memphis redevelopment projects, including the recent Crosstown Concourse.

The full profile, "Attorney Builds Memphis Portfolio," is available to MBJ subscribers online and in the February 27 print edition.

On March 2, MBJ posted a second online article that included more of Richard's interview. The follow-up article, "More Conversation with Bass, Berry & Sims Attorney Richard Spore," is available online only to MBJ subscribers.


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