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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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Leigh Walton Named to Nashville Business Journal's Power 100 in 2017

October 18, 2017

Leigh Walton | Healthcare AttorneyOn October 10, the Nashville Business Journal released its annual list of 100 of the most influential people in Nashville. This year, the publication divided the list into five categories: Heavy Hitters, Industry Giants, Connectors, Dealmakers and Trendsetters.

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Leigh Walton was recognized this year in the Connectors category. These are the leaders in Nashville that drive business decisions behind the scenes to get things done. Leigh was recognized for her 30-year legal career, leadership in the city's healthcare industry and her involvement in the city's political scene. Currently, Leigh is working with Mayor Megan Barry on the redevelopment of Greer Stadium. To view Leigh's profile, click here.

The Nashville Business Journal published the list in sections starting on October 10. Links to each installment can be found below.


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