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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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Angela Humphreys Provides Comment on Cigna Acquisition by Anthem

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July 24, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Angela Humphreys was quoted in an article that outlined the details of the Cigna acquisition by Anthem. This deal, valued at $54.2 billion, is the largest health insurance transaction to date. Many in the healthcare industry worry the rise in mergers and acquisitions among providers will weaken the competition in the marketplace. As Angela states in the article "[t]he insurance deals are viewed as a way for payers to regain negotiating leverage over providers, who don't want to be left out of insurance networks."

The full article, "Anthem Acquiring Cigna in Largest-ever Health Insurance Deal: $54.2B," was published by Modern Healthcare on July 24, 2015 and is available online.


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