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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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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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GovCon Blog: This Just In: Teaming Agreements are Still Unenforceable in Virginia

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January 20, 2016

In A-T Solutions Inc. (A-T) v. R3 Strategic Support Group Inc. (R3), a Virginia federal judge denied a preliminary injunction to prevent a contractor and former teaming partner from bidding on a bomb-disposal contract.

A-T and R3 entered into a teaming agreement to bid on a $50 million bomb-disposal contract in May 2015. The Government canceled the solicitation in July1. After it was reissued in December 2015, R3 notified A-T it no longer wanted to team for the acquisition. A-T subsequently accused R3 of treating the teaming agreement as void, including the provision to keep A-T's proprietary information confidential. A-T filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, filing a motion for preliminary injunction and specific performance to stop R3 from bidding on the contract and to specifically perform under the teaming agreement.

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1 The teaming agreement contained a termination provision that automatically terminated the agreement upon the government's announcement of the Program's cancellation. Upon the July cancellation, the agency expressly stated that the solicitation would be reissued. An argument could have been made that the Program was not canceled due to the known reissuance and that it was not an effective termination of the teaming agreement. While it likely would not have affected the outcome of this particular case, it would have been an argument to raise by A-T as part of the request for preliminary injunction.


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