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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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Todd Overman Authors Article on Keys to a Successful Novation Process


October 16, 2014

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Todd Overman authored an article for Contract Management magazine that outlines the necessary steps to implementing a successful "novation" when transferring a federal government contract from one entity to another. The article, "Preparation is Key to a Successful Novation," appeared in the November 2014 issue of the magazine. In the article, Todd outlines the common problems in the novation process:

  • Not communicating with the government early on
  • Lack of understanding of when a novation is required
  • Lack of substantive response in the novation package
  • Not having the right resources available
  • Not confirming the novation agreement has the appropriate date and contract modifications issued

Todd provides helpful tips in overcoming these potential problems to help expedite and streamline what can be very confusing process.

To read the full article, open the PDF below.

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