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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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Interpretive Guidance Update to New EGC "Check the Box"

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April 27, 2017

Related to the new EGC box, there has been some uncertainty by companies and the securities bar about whether a registrant that is both an accelerated filer and an emerging growth company would check both boxes or only the EGC box. In a phone call with the SEC Staff today, I have confirmed the boxes are not mutually exclusive. Therefore, if the registrant is both an accelerated filer (or non-accelerated filer) and an emerging growth company, both boxes should be checked.

Securities Law Exchange BlogTo read additional content on this topic, visit the firm's Securities Law Exchange blog.

Bass, Berry & Sims' Securities Law Exchange blog features commentary and practical insight on SEC updates for publicly traded companies.

 


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