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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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Wally Dietz and Lindsey Fetzer Co-author Article on Creating Anti-corruption Compliance Programs


May 21, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Wally Dietz and Lindsey Fetzer co-wrote the article "How-to Manual on Creating and Maintaining an Anti-corruption Compliance Program," that was published in the June 2015 issue of ACC Docket. The article was co-authored by Kristen Collier Wright, the senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, customer satisfaction at AutoZone, Inc. This article provides a detailed step-by-step approach to designing and implementing an anti-corruption compliance program, including:

  • Step 1: Senior management decides to develop and implement a compliance program
  • Step 2: Risk assessment
  • Step 3: Design of the compliance program
  • Step 4: Implementation
  • Step 5: Enforcement
  • Step 6: Monitoring and evaluation
  • Step 7: Responding to potential compliance issues

The full article, "How-to Manual on Creating and Maintaining an Anti-corruption Compliance Program," is available on the ACC Docket website or in the PDF link below.

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