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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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Matt Curley Discusses Steps Healthcare Providers Can Take to Avoid FCA Whistleblower Lawsuits

Becker's Hospital Review

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February 11, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Matt Curley discusses practical steps that healthcare providers should consider in order to reduce the risk of employees and third parties pursuing whistleblower lawsuits under the False Claims Act (FCA). According to Matt, the following precautions could lessen the chances of whistleblowers filing claims:

  1. Improve visibility – "'When compliance leaders are visible and relatable, employees will feel more comfortable going to them with concerns.'"
  2. Conduct training – Live, in-person training is recommended when possible.
  3. Close the loop – When possible, it is important to provide feedback to employees who have raised compliance concerns.
  4. Remember third-party whistleblowers – Healthcare providers should evaluate agreements with third parties and determine whether additional protections against whistleblowing can be inserted into those agreements. 

The full article, "How to Avoid Whistle-blower Lawsuits: 4 Key Tips for Healthcare Leaders," was published by Becker's Hospital Review on February 10, 2016 and is available online.


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