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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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David Esquivel Examines Healthcare Providers' Use of Credit Reporting Services

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January 11, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney David Esquivel provided commentary for an article examining healthcare providers' increased usage of credit reporting services. As David points out in the article, "'[h]istorically, provider organizations received reimbursement nearly in full from payers, and had little need to worry about a consumer's ability to pay.'" However, with rising medical costs and varying coverage under medical insurance plans, more patients cannot afford to pay medical bills. The lack of revenue generated from patients' inability to pay has forced providers to turn to credit reporting agencies to help determine ability to pay and to collect outstanding debts. Healthcare providers need to be aware of the legal liability associated with this activity. 

The full article, "Why Healthcare Providers should be Careful with Consumer Credit Checks: Q&A with David Esquivel of Bass, Berry & Sims," was published by Becker's Hospital CFO on January 8, 2016 and is available online.

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