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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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Shannon Wiley Outlines CMS Medicaid Drug Rebate Program Final Rule

AHLA Life Sciences and Regulation, Accreditation, & Payment Practice Groups Alert

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February 3, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Shannon Wiley outlined the details of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) final rule on the Medicaid drug rebate program that goes into effect April 1, 2016. The article focuses on the new rule related to the determination of average manufacturer price (AMP). As stated in the article, "[o]n the issue of AMP calculation, the Final Rule addressed the use of the industry norm 'presumed inclusion' approach versus the proposed 'buildup' approach when calculating sales to wholesalers for drugs distributed to retail community pharmacies."

The full article, "CMS Releases Final AMP Rule," was published by the Life Sciences and Regulation, Accreditation, & Payment Practice Groups of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) on February 1, 2016. The full article is available to members to the AHLA website.


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