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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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Quorum Spinoff Named Corporate & Strategic Deal of the Year (over $500MM) by The M&A Advisor

November 14, 2016

Nashville, Tenn., (November 14, 2016) - Bass, Berry & Sims was recognized by The M&A Advisor for our work on behalf of Community Health Systems in the spinoff of Quorum Health Corporation and disposition of 38 hospitals. The transaction was named the "Corporate & Strategic Deal of the Year (over $500MM)" at the 2016 M&A Advisor Awards 15th Annual Gala held on November 9, 2016, in New York City.

Bass, Berry & Sims served on the team that completed this transaction in April 2016 that resulted in the independent, public-company formation of Quorum (NYSE: QHC) that owns or leases a portfolio of 38 hospitals across 16 states. The spin-off was the first public-public spin-off by a hospital company in more than 15 years and the first to occur in the contemporary healthcare regulatory environment.

The M&A Advisor reported that this year, more than 320 nominees, representing over 615 companies, became finalists for the awards. An independent judging committee of 35 top M&A industry experts determined the ultimate recipients of the awards.

About The M&A Advisor
The M&A Advisor was founded in 1998 to offer insights and intelligence on M&A activities. Over the past 18 years the firm has established the premier global network of M&A, Turnaround and Finance professionals. Today, The M&A Advisor has the privilege of presenting, recognizing the achievements of, and facilitating connections between the industry's top performers throughout the world with a comprehensive range of services. To learn more visit www.maadvisor.com.

About Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
With more than 260 attorneys representing numerous publicly traded companies and Fortune 500 businesses, Bass, Berry & Sims has been involved in some of the largest and most significant litigation matters and business transactions in the country. For more information, visit www.bassberry.com.


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