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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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Richard Arnholt Co-Authors Article on Suspension and Debarment

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February 2, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Richard Arnholt co-authored an article for Law360 reviewing how a notice of proposed debarment under the procurement regulations came to have the same impact as a suspension. In the article we suggest that agencies increase the use of show cause notices, and that consideration be given to amending the procurement regulations so that a notice of proposed debarment no longer triggers a government-wide exclusion.

The article, "How Proposed Debarment Became Equal to Suspension," was published on February 2 on Law360.


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