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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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Wally Dietz Quoted in Compliance Week Article on Self-Reporting

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April 29, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Wally Dietz was interviewed and quoted for an article providing insights on when companies should self-report potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) to government regulators. As Wally points out, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines give credit to companies that report misconduct in a "reasonably prompt" time frame, which could even be the few months it may take to quickly launch an internal investigation, review all financial records and documents and conduct witness interviews. Because the company loses control over the situation once it provides voluntary disclosure to the government, it is important that the company has a firm grasp of the situation and all related compliance issues. 

The article, "The Multimillion Dollar Question: When to Self-Report," was published by Compliance Week on April 28 and is available online (subscription required).


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