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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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Bass, Berry & Sims Recommended Firm for M&A – Middle-Market (sub-$500M) by The Legal 500 United States 2016

June 24, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims was recommended as a United States firm for "M&A – Middle-Market (sub-$500M)" by The Legal 500 United States 2016 guide. The 10th annual edition of The Legal 500 United States compiled research from law firms, peers and clients nationwide to recommend the top law firms in various categories. According to the guide:

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC has particularly strong government contractor and healthcare M&A practices. The team assisted Engility Holdings with its acquisition of TASC, advised Gen Cap America on its acquisition of Aero Systems Engineering, and acted for Emergent BioSolutions in the government contract aspects of its acquisition of assets relating to a contract with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. In the healthcare space, it advised Little Hills Healthcare on its sale to CenterPointe Behavioral Health System, and acted for Healthways in its disposition of Navvis Healthcare. Todd Overman in Washington DC is chair of the firm's government contracts practice and has more than a decade of experience advising companies on doing business with the federal government. Nashville-based Riney Green has 25 years-plus experience in guiding middle-market companies and private equity sponsors through M&A, dispositions and other strategic growth initiatives, and provides M&A and corporate governance counsel to a publicly traded long-term care company. Allen Overby, also in Nashville, focuses mainly on public company M&A transactions in the $50m-$1bn range, with an emphasis on cross-border M&A and strategic transactions.

To read more about the recognition, please visit The Legal 500 United States website.


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