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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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Julie C. Walker

Senior Corporate Attorney

Nashville
(615) 742-7722 TEL
(615) 742-2865 FAX

Julie C. Walker

Senior Corporate Attorney

Nashville
(615) 742-7722 TEL
(615) 742-2865 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7722 TEL
(615) 742-2865 FAX

Julie Walker has advised companies at all stages of development on corporate and securities issues, including mergers and acquisitions and public and private offerings valued at more than $220 million. Julie brings an analytical and creative eye to complex transactions and has significant experience advising both public and private clients across many industries.

Julie's practice involves advising clients on matters related to:

  • Mergers and acquisitions, including management buyouts, going private transactions and roll-ups
  • SEC reporting and securities laws compliance
  • Corporate governance
  • Company and joint venture formation
  • Public offerings, private placements of debt and equity securities

Julie has significant experience advising clients on indemnification issues, including preparing form provisions and analyzing claims.

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