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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: Telephone Spoofing Can Hijack Your Caller ID

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August 12, 2016

When it comes to telephone spoofing, you can't always trust the name that appears on your caller identification. Telephone spoofing operations, often located overseas, use sophisticated software to place calls that appear on the recipient's caller ID as coming from a credible and trusted source, including businesses or government agencies. For example, recent scams have mimicked both Microsoft Corporation (informing victims their computer is infected with a virus and they must open an email to fix it) and the Internal Revenue Service (informing victims there is a problem with their tax returns and soliciting personal information). These spoofs target both individuals and businesses alike.

When you recognize a telephone spoof, instead of just hanging up, consider reporting it to your telecommunications carrier (and if it happens at work, report it to the Helpdesk). Carriers have systems to identify the source of spoofing campaigns and potentially block them. They also share information with other carriers and law enforcement to coordinate efforts to combat telephone spoofing.

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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