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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: Brexit Vote Impact on Data Privacy Regulations

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June 24, 2016

The people of the United Kingdom (UK) have spoken, and will be leaving the European Union (EU). The full ramifications of the exit decision are unknown, but one clear result is that the UK will no longer be bound or benefit from EU regulations, treaties and trade agreements, including the currently pending Privacy Shield* designed to facilitate the transfer of confidential data between the U.S. and the EU. It is too early to venture a guess whether the U.S. and the UK will seek a similar direct agreement; however, there likely will be a push to do so given the high level of investment by U.S. companies in the UK. For more information about the impact of the Brexit vote on data privacy regulations, please read our analysis in the June 24 Client Alert.

* Privacy Shield is the framework that is currently pending and is intended to replace the invalidated Safe Harbor Agreement, and which will provide an avenue for EU-to-U.S. data transfers once it is passed by the EU Commission.

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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