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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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Eli Richardson Comments on Impact of Newman Decision

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October 6, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Eli Richardson provided insight to Law360 on the Supreme Court's decision to decline hearing the federal government's appeal of the Second Circuit's landmark Newman decision on insider trading. Law360 assembled a panel of attorneys, including Eli, to comment on the significance of the ruling. As part of his commentary, Eli suggests that the Supreme Court possibly is in effect asking Congress to step in, saying in essence, "[w]e are not going to pronounce what Congress intends its securities fraud statutes to mean in the context of insider trading; instead, we will leave it to Congress itself to make this pronouncement, via clarifying legislation."

The full article, "Lawyers Weigh In On Supreme Court's Newman Rejection," was published by Law360 on October 5, 2015 and is available online.


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