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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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Robert Cooper Provides Update on Daymar College Compliance with Settlement Obligations

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June 9, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Robert Cooper was quoted in an article providing an update on the settlement obligations imposed on Daymar College in the consumer protection lawsuit brought against the college by the Kentucky Attorney General's office. The settlement included a court-approved consent decree governing Daymar's future operations, as well as debt relief and cash payments. Robert was assigned by the court to serve as compliance monitor for the next two years to ensure the terms of the decree are upheld. Speaking about his role as monitor, Robert stated, "'[o]bviously, our goal is two-fold, which is to make sure students are being fully informed and understand the obligations they are undertaking' ... The additional goal is to make sure students 'are getting the educational benefit (they are expecting) when they were enrolled.'"

The full article, "Daymar College Complying with Conditions of Attorney General's Lawsuit," was published in the Messenger-Inquirer on June 5, 2016, and is available online.


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