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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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Bob Cooper Helps Launch ThinkTennessee, Non-partisan Think Tank

February 1, 2017

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Bob Cooper co-authored an opinion piece for The Tennessean announcing the launch of ThinkTennessee, a non-partisan nonprofit think tank dedicated to developing and promoting ideas that move the state of Tennessee forward. Bob serves as board chair of the organization. According to the organization's mission, ThinkTennessee brings together leaders from throughout the state and various industry sectors — business, academics, law, medicine, government—and from both sides of the political aisle. Members are united by a conviction that facts matter and that moderate, pragmatic voices — the kind that have served Tennessee well for generations — should play a prominent role in shaping public policy.

In addition, to the opinion piece in The Tennessean, the launch of ThinkTennessee was reported in several media outlets, including:

To read more about the organization and learn stats about where Tennessee ranks in the nation in various subjects, such as high school graduation rates or voter registration rates, visit the ThinkTennessee website.

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