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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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Claire Miley Authors an Article for AHLA Members about Hospital-Acquired Conditions


November 6, 2014

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Claire Miley authored an article, "The Triple Whammy of HACs," which was published in the Fall 2014 "RAP Sheet," a newsletter of the Regulation, Accreditation, and Payment (RAP) Practice Group of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA). Claire currently serves as editor of the newsletter and as Vice Chair of Publications of the RAP Practice Group. Claire's article focuses on the Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program, which is the latest rollout of several significant "pay-for-performance initiatives" mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As Claire's article shows, poor performance under the HAC Reduction Program arguably has more of a domino effect than poor performance under other ACA initiatives. In fact, HACs represent a potential "triple whammy" to hospitals that do not devote sufficient focus to these particular conditions or to the importance of decreasing their rate of occurrence.

The full article is available to AHLA members at the AHLA website (login required).

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