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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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Richard Arnholt Discusses EPA Contract Freeze

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February 9, 2017

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Richard Arnholt discussed the impact of the Trump Administration's short-lived freeze on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) contracts and grants. The freeze took effect January 23, and was lifted on February 3 after the review had been completed. While this temporary and short-lived freeze had little or no impact on contractors, contractors should stay in close communication with their contracting officers as there will likely be shifts in spending priorities over the coming months. As Richard pointed out in the article, "[t]he fact is, government spending is political. Government grant awards and contract awards reflect policy decisions by an administration — they're one of the mechanisms by which the government affects its policy."

The full article, "EPA Contract Freeze May Pave Way For Similar Reviews," was published by Law360 on February 8, 2017, and is available online.


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