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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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Bass, Berry & Sims Obtains Dismissal of FCA Claims Against Brookdale

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November 16, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Brian Roark, Taylor Chenery and Angie Bergman represented Brookdale Senior Living, the nation's largest owner and operator of senior living communities, in a False Claims Act (FCA) suit brought by a whistleblower accusing Brookdale of Medicare fraud. In November 2015, Judge Trauger of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee dismissed the second amended complaint with prejudice, finding that the whistleblower did not adequately allege the submission of false claims to a federal healthcare program. This case was outlined in the article, "Brookdale Again Defeats Whistleblower's FCA Claims," published by Law360 on November 6, 2015.

The court had previously dismissed the whistleblowers first amended complaint in a March 31 ruling. There, the court similarly held that the complaint must be dismissed where it failed to allege that a specific false claim was actually submitted to the government. 

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