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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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John Golwen Profiled in Memphis Business Journal as New Memphis Managing Partner

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April 5, 2017

John Golwen, the new managing partner of the firm's Memphis office, was profiled in a Memphis Business Journal article discussing his new position, the evolution of the Memphis office and the firm's role in the Memphis business community. Collaboration between the firm's four offices – Washington, D.C., Nashville, Knoxville and Memphis – is typical, John said, and something he hopes to build on as he manages the Memphis office. "Over the past five to six years, we've moved from being a Memphis group to being a truly integrated part of the entire firm," said John. "Regardless of where you are officed, you're typically working within your practice group, and members of that practice group are interspersed at every single office."

The full article, "Firm's New Local Managing Partner Plans to Build on Collaboration," was published by the Memphis Business Journal on April 4, 2017, and is available online.


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