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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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Joe Crace and Elaina Al-Nimri Author Article on Minimizing Post-Closing Disputes for The M&A Lawyer

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April 27, 2017

In an article published in The M&A Lawyer, Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Joe Crace and Elaina Al-Nimri provided insight on the topic of post-closing liability as it continues to be of interest to businesses active in the ever-changing arena of mergers and acquisitions. With analytics forecasting a big year for M&A, Joe and Elaina outline some best practices that parties should take to minimize potential liability:

  • Be as specific as possible with the terms of agreement
  • Be transparent and consistent with respect to any issues likely to give rise to a potential dispute 
  • Plan ahead for potential disputes, and consider whether ADR might be appropriate

The full article, "Done Deal! Not so Fast: Strategies for Minimizing Post-Closing Disputes," was published in the April 2017 issue of The M&A Lawyer and is available to subscribers.

This article was expanded content originally published by the firm in the Securities and Shareholder Litigation 2017: A Look Ahead report. 

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