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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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M&A Report Released: Healthcare and Life Sciences Trends, Predictions

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June 30, 2014

Hospitals and healthcare providers, as well as healthcare IT companies, are the subsectors most likely to see increased consolidation over the next twelve months, according to a report released today by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC.

Published in association with Mergermarket, the "Healthcare & Life Sciences M&A Outlook" cites capital needs and economies of scale as the two major drivers for consolidation among hospitals and providers.

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86 percent of respondents expect M&A activity to increase in healthcare and life sciences driven by these factors:

  • Increased demand for facility and equipment improvement – 46 percent
  • Need for IT support/capabilities – 42 percent
  • Rising compliance costs – 42 percent

72 percent of corporate respondents bought representations and warranties insurance in 2013. In 2014, nearly 90 percent of all respondents will purchase representations and warranties insurance.

The "Healthcare & Life Sciences M&A Outlook" is based on interviews with healthcare and life sciences professionals.

View the full report here.


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