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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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John Kelly Comments on Continued Number of States Pursuing FCA Damages

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July 27, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney John Kelly commented for an article in Modern Healthcare that detailed the increase among states that have adopted and are seeking to recover damages from state false claims laws. The latest example comes from the federal government's case against Novartis, seeking $3.3 billion for alleged kickback payments; eleven states have joined the federal lawsuit and are seeking to recover money from state Medicaid programs. As John stated in the article, "[t]he Novartis case is 'going to become more of the common type of case you're going to see in False Claims Act cases.'"

The full article, "Anti-fraud Fervor: States Step up False Claims actions to Recover Medicaid Dollars," was published by Modern Healthcare on July 25, 2015 and is available online.


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