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In June 2017, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: PNFP) closed a $1.9 billion merger with BNC Bancorp (NASDAQ: BNCN) pursuant to which BNC merged with and into Pinnacle. With the completion of the transaction, Pinnacle becomes a Top 50 U.S. Bank. The merger will create a four state footprint concentrated in 12 of the largest urban markets in the Southeast. 

Bass, Berry & Sims has served Pinnacle as primary corporate and securities counsel for more than 15 years and served as counsel on the transaction. Our attorneys were involved in all aspects related to the agreement, including tax, employee benefits and litigation. 

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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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YWCA Recognizes Leigh Walton in 2015 Academy for Women of Achievement and Bass, Berry & Sims as Corporate Honoree

July 24, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Leigh Walton was named one of the six women inductees to the 2015 Academy for Women of Achievement (AWA) by the YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee. The women will be honored at a celebration and induction dinner on October 15, 2015 presented by the YWCA and First Tennessee.

Event co-chairwoman Mendy Mazzo said of this year's Academy, "These honorees selflessly work toward the improvement of Nashville and deserve recognition for all they've done. Their professional and personal contributions inspire others to succeed, and they are incredible community role models."

In addition, Bass, Berry & Sims was chosen as the 2015 corporate honoree. Corporate honorees are selected based on their engagement with female employees and for building a positive work environment for all employees. These honorees provide opportunities for women to enter the workforce and advance in their careers.

More information about the award and the October event can be found on the YWCA website.


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