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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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Jay Knight Provides Insight on SEC's Pay Ratio Rule

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August 7, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Jay Knight provided insight for an article outlining the details of the SEC's pay ratio rule, the latest regulation to the Dodd-Frank Act that was approved on August 5. The new rule, which first applies to fiscal years beginning on or after January 1, 2017, requires a company to disclose the ratio of CEO compensation to the median compensation of its employees. Accordingly, a company with a calendar year fiscal year must first include the disclosure in its Form 10-K or annual meeting proxy statement filed in 2018. As Jay points out in the article, " ... companies can start by reviewing the rule and working with senior executives to determine what the plan will be to arrive at a median employee compensation figure. 'If you can make a few adjustments now, that can lead to less complexity when you actually have to calculate the ratio'"

The full article, "Calculations Ahead: Complying With the SEC Pay Ratio Rule," was published by Corporate Counsel on August 7, 2015 and is available online (subscription required).


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