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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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Tony McFarland Comments on Implications of Avid Life Data Breach

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August 21, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Tony McFarland was quoted in Law360's coverage of the Avid Life hack and subsequent data dump. Avid Life is the parent company of the controversial dating website AshleyMadison. This highly publicized breach likely will have implications far beyond the 37 million members whose information was exposed. Looking at the bigger picture, Tony warns that the AshleyMadison breach may be a "watershed event" for socially-driven data intrusions. "The big concern is that the Avid Life hack will discourage people from associating with politically incorrect companies or causes for fear of losing their anonymity," he said.

The full article, "AshleyMadison Users Bad Spouses, but Good Plaintiffs," was published by Law360 on August 20, 2015 and is available online.


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