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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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Richard Arnholt Provides Insight on Government's FCA Case Against DynCorp International

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July 22, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Richard Arnholt provided insights for an article in the Washington Business Journal outlining the government's False Claims Act (FCA) complaint recently filed against DynCorp International Inc. In 2004, DynCorp won a government contract to provide support to troops in Iraq and worked with The Sandi Group as a subcontractor to fulfill its contract obligations from 2004-2008. In the lawsuit, the government alleges that The Sandi Group billed DynCorp at inflated rates for four years and DynCorp knowingly passed along these inflated rates to the State Department.

The full article, "DOJ has Sued DynCorp for Fraud. Here's Why that's Such Bad News for the Company." was published by the Washington Business Journal on July 22, 2016, and is available online.


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