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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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Richard Mattern Offers Strategies on Growing a Medical Device Business

Medical Design & Outsourcing


June 12, 2017

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Richard Mattern authored an article and provided key insight on how to grow a medical device business at different stages in the company's life cycle. 

In the early stages, medical device companies should look to raise a significant amount of funding, assemble an experienced management team and find an investor who shares the same vision. As a mid-sized medical device business looking to grow, companies might look to "expand their bag" by utilizing strategic mergers and acquisitions, or acquire related product lines. 

As a mature and stable company, sharpening revenue growth is important for success. "While revenue growth can take many forms, expanding the company's sales channel, which can be effectuated by increasing sales personnel and/or leveraging technology, is a common and highly effective option," Richard stated.

The full article, "How to Grow your Medical Device Business Through its Life Cycle," was published in the following outlets and is available online:

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