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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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Bryan King Authors Article on the Eligibility Requirements for the SBA's Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program


August 14, 2014

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Bryan King authored an article "Women-Owned Government Contractors: Who's in Control?" that was published by Bloomberg BNA's Federal Contracts Report. In the article, Bryan analyzes a recent decision by the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) that provides guidance for women-owned small businesses (WOSBs) and economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs) on what types of businesses are eligible for the SBA's Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program (WOSB Program). The article outlines four questions that should be addressed by any organization seeking to qualify as a WOSB:

  • What is the requirement for managerial experience of the woman-owner?
  • What role can a male partner, such as a husband, play in the operation of the company?
  • How is control determined? 
  • What limitation is there on outside activities with respect to the full-time working requirement?

To read the full article, click the PDF below.

Download Document - BNA Federal Contracts Report August 11, 2014

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