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In June 2017, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: PNFP) closed a $1.9 billion merger with BNC Bancorp (NASDAQ: BNCN) pursuant to which BNC merged with and into Pinnacle. With the completion of the transaction, Pinnacle becomes a Top 50 U.S. Bank. The merger will create a four state footprint concentrated in 12 of the largest urban markets in the Southeast. 

Bass, Berry & Sims has served Pinnacle as primary corporate and securities counsel for more than 15 years and served as counsel on the transaction. Our attorneys were involved in all aspects related to the agreement, including tax, employee benefits and litigation. 

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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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FCPA: 2016 Year in Review & 2017 Enforcement Predictions

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March 9, 2017

FCPA: 2016 Year in Review & 2017 Enforcement PredictionsBass, Berry & Sims announces the release of its "FCPA: 2016 Year in Review & 2017 Enforcement Predictions," a review of trends and developments in FCPA as well as a look ahead into what to expect for 2017. The newly released report aims at providing corporate leaders and companies with the knowledge they need to comply with the FCPA and avoid litigation in 2017.

The three topics covered in the report include:

  • FCPA Enforcement Statistics & Significant 2016 Corporate Enforcement Actions
  • 2016 Developments & Trends
  • A Look Forward: 2017 FCPA Enforcement Predictions

Click below to view the FCPA 2016 Year in Review & 2017 Enforcement Predictions report. For additional information, please contact one of our practice group co-chairs, Wallace Dietz or John Kelly.

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