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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: Beware of Malware this Election Season

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October 21, 2016

As the heated Presidential election draws toward a close over the next 2 ½ weeks, cybercriminals are looking to take advantage of the nation's heightened interest in the outcome. There has been a noticeable increase of late in election-themed emails and other online lures intended to distribute malware and spam. One recent example making the rounds is a fake news article purporting to show a photo of a political rally where Donald Trump has collapsed from a heart attack. By clicking on the hoax article, the enticed user either downloads malware or is linked to a malicious site. Be extra cautious during the remainder of the election season about sites you visit and actions you take online to mitigate the threat from election-related criminal activities. Cybercriminals are using this election season as a backdrop for campaigns with a decidedly malicious purpose – don’t end up an unwitting attendee at their convention.

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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