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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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Leigh Walton Co-Chairs ABA Task Force Researching Women's Role in M&A Industry

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March 4, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Leigh Walton is serving as co-chair of the recently formed Women in Mergers & Acquisitions Task Force to investigate women's underrepresentation in the field of mergers and acquisitions. The Task Force was organized by the Mergers & Acquisitions Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA). Leigh is co-chairing the task force with Jennifer Muller, a managing director at investment bank Houlihan Lokey. Leigh served as chair of the ABA's M&A Committee from 2009-2012.

The task force is studying law school class composition as well as numbers of M&A lawyers within firms.

The task force's work was outlined in the article, "ABA Asking Why M&A Is Still a Man's World: Business of Law," that was published by Bloomberg Business on March 1.

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