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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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Privacy Perils: Using Wi-Fi Hot Spots During Holiday Travel

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December 23, 2015

Holiday shopping increases the use of online shopping services and unsecured Wi-Fi in public places. Using a Wi-Fi hot spot at the airport or mall to shop on line is a greater risk this time of the year. Among other risks, free Wi-Fi links may not be legitimate and often have similar names to the airport, hotel or store near you offering free Wi-Fi.

Also, most all legitimate shopping service website purchasing locations have addresses beginning with "HTTPS" vs. "HTTP" (the "S" is for "Secure") which indicates a layer of security (encryption) to the connection not present when the address is preceded solely by HTTP. Shopping from a HTTP location makes it more likely a hacker can gain access to your personal information.

Privacy Perils imageCheck out our series, Privacy Perils, to learn what steps you can take to guard your personal and company data. For more information about this topic and other cyber security concerns, please contact Bob Brewer, Tony McFarland, Elizabeth Warren or a member of our Privacy & Data Security team.

 


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