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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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Terry Clark and Janelle Waack Comment on Patent Infringement Case Before Supreme Court

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February 17, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Terry Clark and Janelle Waack provided comment for an article in Modern Healthcare outlining the upcoming healthcare industry cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. The article speculates how these cases will be handled in light of Justice Scalia's recent passing. Terry and Janelle commented on the consolidated cases of Halo Electronics Inc. v. Pulse Electronics Inc. and Stryker Corporation v. Zimmer, examining whether a medical device company is eligible to receive up to triple damages for patent infringement. As Terry and Janelle point out in the article, this consolidated case, "could have a big impact on patent law and influence how companies ensure they don't get pegged for willful infringement on another company's patent."

The full article, "Healthcare Cases Arrive Soon for Eight-member Supreme Court," was published by Modern Healthcare on February 16, 2016, and is available online.

Terry and Janelle's comments were also included in the article, "Device Patent Cases Next on Supreme Court Docket," published by Modern Healthcare on February 20, 2016, also available online.


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