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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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Thad McBride and Sylvia Yi Author Article Outlining Impact of 2016 Sanctions

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December 17, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Thad McBride and Sylvia Yi provided a look ahead to potential developments in U.S. sanctions in 2016 and the impact on the manufacturing industry. "Like many years that have preceded it, 2016 should be an eventful 12 months with respect to U.S. economic sanctions and embargoes," they predict. With the constant evolution of foreign policy, manufacturers must keep a close watch on developments and with whom they do business. While business opportunities should open up in Cuba, Iran, Burma and Liberia, it is likely that other business may be further restricted – especially in the case of any party affiliated with Islamic State.

The full article, "Looking Ahead to US Sanctions in 2016," was published by IndustryWeek on December 16, 2015 and is available online.


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