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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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Doug Dahl Provides Insight on DOL's Removal of Consumer Fiduciary Rules FAQs from Website


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March 6, 2017

In an article published by InvestmentNews, Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Doug Dahl provided insight on the Department of Labor's (DOL) decision to remove its FAQs document regarding the fiduciary rule from its website. The FAQs provided numerous questions for investors to pursue with their advisers based on the requirements of the DOL fiduciary rule, which raises investment-advice standards in retirement accounts. Doug stated that it is "'hard to know' exactly what the FAQ removal means, but said that removing this sort of 'informal guidance' doesn't have to go through a stringent regulatory process similar to a sought-after delay in the fiduciary rule."

The full article, "DOL Removes Consumer FAQs on Fiduciary Rule from its Website," was published by InvestmentNews on March 3, 2017, and is available online.

The quote was also featured in the article, "DOL Removes Fiduciary Rule Consumer Guidance," published by Financial Advisor IQ on March 9, 2017, also available online.

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