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In June 2017, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: PNFP) closed a $1.9 billion merger with BNC Bancorp (NASDAQ: BNCN) pursuant to which BNC merged with and into Pinnacle. With the completion of the transaction, Pinnacle becomes a Top 50 U.S. Bank. The merger will create a four state footprint concentrated in 12 of the largest urban markets in the Southeast. 

Bass, Berry & Sims has served Pinnacle as primary corporate and securities counsel for more than 15 years and served as counsel on the transaction. Our attorneys were involved in all aspects related to the agreement, including tax, employee benefits and litigation. 

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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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Thad McBride Offers Insights on Impact of Eased Iran Sanctions

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June 9, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Thad McBride provided insights on Lockheed Martin's statements regarding helicopter sales in Iran. As of now, the practical risks of doing sales in Iran are too great, not to mention that the Department of Defense most likely would not allow it. In January, the United States and other countries eased sanctions on Iran, which ultimately led to potential business opportunities for certain industries to sell to Iran. Thad suggests that many are waiting for other U.S. businesses to make the first move.

The full article, "Is Lockheed Martin Considering Commercial Helicopter Sales to Iran? Not Just Yet," was published by the Washington Business Journal on June 8, 2016, and is available online (subscription required).


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