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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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Joe Crace and Brant Phillips Co-Author an Article on the Application of the 1933 Act in the Omnicare Case

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March 24, 2014

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Joe Crace and Brant Phillips co-authored an article titled, "SCOTUS Tackles When a Statement of Opinion is Actionable Under the 1933 Act," that was published by InsideCounsel on March 24.  The article discusses the 6th Circuit decision in Indiana State District Council of Laborers v. Omnicare, which held that the strict liability provisions of Section 11 of the 1933 Act do apply to statements that traditionally constituted "soft" information, such as statements of opinion. The Supreme Court will review the 6th Circuit decision during its next term.

The full article is available on the InsideCounsel website.


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