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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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Riney Green Rebuts Criticism of Recent Tennessee Corporate Code Amendment

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June 5, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Riney Green set the record straight in an article regarding the recent misinterpretation of an amendment to the Tennessee Business Corporation Act (TBCA). As chair of the Tennessee Bar Association corporate law committee that proposed the specific amendment, Riney provided insight on the true meaning behind the 2015 amendment, which includes a new provision at Section 48-24-109, and was passed overwhelmingly by the Tennessee General Assembly in March 2015. As quoted in the article, Riney explains, "the statute creates …. safe harbor protection from liability for directors of a corporation which are in dissolution. This is a very non-controversial provision and it's unfortunate that the misunderstanding of it has created …. confusion."

The full article, "Lawyer Says New Law is 'Disaster' for Business Leaders," was published by the Chattanooga Times Free Press on June 5, 2015 and is available online.

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