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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 Provides Insight on Impact of "Buy American" Rules for Government Contractors

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July 17, 2017

In an article published in RealClearDefense, Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Richard Arnholt provided insight on the impact of the April executive order highlighting the Trump administration's intention to renew the focus on sourcing domestic resources and employees for government contracts. The order requires increased enforcement of current "Buy American" laws, which date back to the Depression-era statutes Congress passed in 1933. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Commerce Department released follow-up guidance in late June requiring all federal agencies to prepare a compliance plan by September 15, 2017.

The order comes at a time when defense supplies are more international than ever before. Defense bidders will be expected to use at least 50% of domestic goods as part of their contract projects. "Given the executive order's widespread support among labor unions, it is possible that even congressional Democrats could support an effort to enhance the protections afforded to American businesses under the Buy American Act," said Richard.

The full article, "'Buy American' Rules Have Major Implications for Defense," was published July 13, 2017, by RealClearDefense and is available online.


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