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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: $850 Million Catch

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March 11, 2016

Last month unknown hackers breached the computer systems of the Bangladesh central bank, stole its credentials, and managed to have more than $80 million redirected from the Federal Reserve Bank in New York to Hong Kong and Sri Lanka. As unfortunate as that was, it could have been much worse. Had one of the hackers not misspelled the word "foundation" (typing in "fandation"), another $850 - $870 million would have been transferred. The typo caught the attention of someone at the Deutsche Bank, which asked for clarification of the transaction from the Bangladesh bank, which in turn stopped the transaction.

The takeaway: When it comes to cybersecurity, one diligent individual can be as effective as the stoutest firewall. In the words of legendary basketball coach John Wooden, "It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen."

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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