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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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Katie Day

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7891 TEL
(615) 742-2870 FAX

Katie Day

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7891 TEL
(615) 742-2870 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7891 TEL
(615) 742-2870 FAX

Katie Day represents arrangers, lenders, sponsors and borrowers in connection with a variety of financing transactions, including term and revolving credit facilities, asset-based credit facilities, agency financings, project and construction financings, and joint ventures. She has significant experience across a range of industries, with a special focus in the healthcare and energy sectors. Her national practice involves:

  • Finance – Representing clients in structuring and negotiating new financings as well as refinancings of existing credit facilities. Her experience includes syndicated, club and single-bank deals, along with complex equity financing arrangements, seller financings in connection with dispositions, and complex intercreditor arrangements. Katie has significant experience with traditional term and revolving financings, mezzanine financings, project financings, acquisition financings and nonrecourse financings, as well as negotiating financings involving sponsors and borrowers in industries that are heavily regulated. 
  • Healthcare – Counseling home health providers and owners and operators of independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities as well as continuing care retirement communities (CRCCs) in connection with single facility and multi-facility, multi-state nonrecourse financings, letter of credit facilities, construction financings, joint ventures and RIDEA transactions. She also represents lenders to, and owners and operators of, hospitals and behavioral health facilities in connection with acquisition financings, construction financings and traditional term and revolving financings.
  • Energy – Advising clients in connection with project and construction financings in the energy sector, where her experience includes renewables, power and extensive work in the oil and gas sector. She has experience negotiating project documents, including engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts; supply and offtake agreements; power purchase agreements; and equipment leases and purchase agreements.

Katie Day represents arrangers, lenders, sponsors and borrowers in connection with a variety of financing transactions, including term and revolving credit facilities, asset-based credit facilities, agency financings, project and construction financings, and joint ventures. She has significant experience across a range of industries, with a special focus in the healthcare and energy sectors. Her national practice involves:

  • Finance – Representing clients in structuring and negotiating new financings as well as refinancings of existing credit facilities. Her experience includes syndicated, club and single-bank deals, along with complex equity financing arrangements, seller financings in connection with dispositions, and complex intercreditor arrangements. Katie has significant experience with traditional term and revolving financings, mezzanine financings, project financings, acquisition financings and nonrecourse financings, as well as negotiating financings involving sponsors and borrowers in industries that are heavily regulated. 
  • Healthcare – Counseling home health providers and owners and operators of independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities as well as continuing care retirement communities (CRCCs) in connection with single facility and multi-facility, multi-state nonrecourse financings, letter of credit facilities, construction financings, joint ventures and RIDEA transactions. She also represents lenders to, and owners and operators of, hospitals and behavioral health facilities in connection with acquisition financings, construction financings and traditional term and revolving financings.
  • Energy – Advising clients in connection with project and construction financings in the energy sector, where her experience includes renewables, power and extensive work in the oil and gas sector. She has experience negotiating project documents, including engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts; supply and offtake agreements; power purchase agreements; and equipment leases and purchase agreements.

With concentration in heavily regulated industries, Katie is particularly adept at navigating regulatory issues in connection with her financing practice. Her work includes corporate and debt structuring, and negotiating a variety of contracts, including credit agreement, project and construction contracts, security agreements, guarantees, commitment and fee letters, and corporate governance documentation. 

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Katie practiced in the New York offices of Latham & Watkins LLP and White & Case LLP. She earned her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. in political science and a B.S. in business administration from the University of South Carolina.

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