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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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Samar Ali Recommends Ways to Establish Nashville as Global City

Nashville Business Journal


January 12, 2016

In the second article about Nashville's global positioning, Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Samar Ali discussed the steps the city must take to continue drawing attention from the global market and further establish itself as a global city. In the first article, "Going Global: Nashville's Progress as an International Business Hub" published in November 2016, Samar discussed the city's journey to becoming an international hub. 

In this most recent article, Samar outlined several goals for Nashville to undertake as it continues to establish itself as a global destination, such as providing incentives for foreign firms to move to Nashville, establishing a cross-Atlantic flight from Nashville to Europe and integrating diverse communities into economic, cultural and educational ecosystems. "Nashville and Tennessee leadership have plotted a path to success, and now is the time to cultivate the seeds that have been planted," said Samar.

The full article, "Going Global: What Nashville Needs Now to Become a Global City for the Future," was published by the Nashville Business Journal on January 10, 2017, and is available online.

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