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The M&A Advisor Winner 2017The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards on Monday, November 13 at the 2017 M&A Advisor Awards. Bass, Berry & Sims was named a winner in the two categories related to the following deals:

M&A Deal of the Year (from $1B-$5B) – Acquisition of CLARCOR Inc. by Parker Hannifin Corporation

Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year (over $1B) – Acquisition of BNC Bancorp by Pinnacle Financial Partners

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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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Samar Ali Provides Insight to the Wall Street Journal on the Government's Role in Cybersecurity

The Wall Street Journal’s Risk & Compliance Journal

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January 5, 2017

In an article published by The Wall Street Journal's Risk & Compliance Journal, Samar Ali participated in a Q&A regarding what companies should do to protect against cyberthreats. Samar says that the government's role in cybersecurity is a bit controversial because the global digital environment is primarily owned by the private sector. She suggested that companies should have three plans when dealing with cyberattacks – a "before" plan, a "during" plan and an "after" plan. Every person in the company should be trained regarding how to manage cybersecurity, especially on the "before" plan because each employee plays a role in that process. She also suggested that companies should have both a chief cybersecurity officer and a chief information security officer.

The full article, "When the Government Can't Protect Your Firm from a Cyberattack," was published on January 4, 2017, in The Wall Street Journal's Risk & Compliance Journal and is available online.

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