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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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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.

Highlights include:
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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