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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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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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Brian L. Sims

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7943 TEL
(615) 742-0445 FAX

Brian L. Sims

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7943 TEL
(615) 742-0445 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7943 TEL
(615) 742-0445 FAX

Brian Sims focuses his practice on matters relating to corporate governance, securities regulation and mergers and acquisitions. Brian provides guidance on a variety of transactional matters, including Exchange Act reporting, public and private company acquisition and disposition and Section 16 compliance.

Brian's experience includes assisting clients on matters related to:

  • Rule 144A debt offerings
  • Private placements
  • Exchange offers
  • Mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining the firm, Brian served as Assistant General Counsel at the Tennessee Department of Health.

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American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

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Accolades

Vanderbilt University — Alumni Association

Vanderbilt University — Dean's Scholar

Scholastic Excellence Award for First Honors in Comparative Perspectives in Counter-Terrorism

Best Oral Advocate for Legal Writing Section (2008)

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