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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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Attorneys Offer Top 10 Guide Regarding DOL's New Fiduciary Rule

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September 7, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Doug Dahl and David Thornton authored an article for HR Professionals Magazine outlining the top 10 things every HR professional should know about the Department of Labor's (DOL's) new fiduciary rule. In the article, Doug and David answer the following 10 questions about the new rule:

  1. How Does the Final Rule Change the Definition of Investment Fiduciary?
  2. What is an Investment "Recommendation?"
  3. Could an HR or Benefit Professional Become an Investment Fiduciary?
  4. Is Investment Education Considered Advice?
  5. Does the Final Rule Apply to My Company's Health and Welfare Plans?
  6. Will this Change My Relationship with Plan Service Providers?
  7. What is the Best Interest Contract Exemption That I Keep Hearing About?
  8. What Should I Do If My Company is in the Financial Service Industry?
  9. What Should I Know About the Final Rule and IRAs?
  10. When Does the Final Rule Become Effective?

The full article, "The DOL's New Fiduciary Rule: Ten Things the HR Professional Should Know," was published by HR Professionals Magazine on September 6, 2016, and is available online or in the September 2016 print issue of the publication.


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