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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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Anna Grizzle Comments on Latest FCA Compliance Cases

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November 10, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Anna Grizzle commented for an article detailing several settlements healthcare companies recently finalized with the Department of Justice related to alleged False Claims Act (FCA) violations. These settlements have focused on violations related to physician payment arrangements and filing claims in violation of the Stark Law. The article discusses what companies can do to avoid future investigations. While internal audits are the first step to discovering potential FCA violations, unless companies implement corrective actions the potential for future violations will continue. As Anna points out in the article, "'[i]f you are exercising that type of vigilance and self-policing, that can go a long way to help a provider avoid being the next headline.'"

The full article, "Latest Review of False Claims Act Compliance," was published by Compliance Week on November 10, 2015 and is available online (subscription required).


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