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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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Eli Richardson Provides Insight on TARP Fraud Verdict

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April 29, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Eli Richardson provided insight for a Law360 article outlining a case in which leaders of former NOVA Bank were accused of fraudulently trying to obtain funds through the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Although the scheme to obtain the funds was ultimately unsuccessful, the federal government was able to convict the defendants on multiple counts. As Eli pointed out in the article, the federal government can effectively prosecute such schemes even if TARP funds are never obtained by the defendants, and "'[t]he federal sentencing guidelines may also be the same whether TARP funds were provided or not.'"

The full article, "NOVA Bank Leaders May Have Path To Nix TARP Fraud Verdict," was published by Law360 on April 28, 2016, and is available online.


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