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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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Kevin Douglas Authors Article Debating Adoption of Proxy Access

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September 14, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Kevin Douglas authored an article published by Law360 on the growing trend in support for proxy access among shareholders. In the article, Kevin weighs the pros and cons of adopting proxy access for a public company and concludes "on balance, we believe that many public companies that have not yet adopted proxy access or received a proxy access shareholder proposal, particularly those in the mid-cap and small-cap sectors, will deem it advisable to defer adopting proxy access bylaws at this time."

The full article, "Should Public Cos. Voluntarily Adopt Proxy Access?" was published by Law360 on September 13, 2016, and is available online.


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