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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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Michael Dagley and Brittain Sexton Author Article on Failed Software Implementation

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April 10, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Michael Dagley and Brittain Sexton co-authored an article on options available to healthcare companies when a software vendor fails to deliver as promised. In today's marketplace, healthcare companies increasingly rely on sophisticated software to improve the efficiency of healthcare delivery. If the implementation falls short of expectations, major disruptions can occur. In the article, Michael and Brittain, along with co-author John Kutch, President and CEO of Trinity Health in Minot, ND, outline the following:

  • Factors contributing to failed IT implementations
  • How healthcare companies can select an IT solution
  • Ways healthcare companies can respond to a problematic implementation

The full article, "Keeping IT Fair: How to Avoid a Stacked Deck when Dealing with IT Vendors," was published in the April 2015 print issue of hfm magazine and is available to download


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