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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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7 Answers to FAQs About the New SEC Guidance for Draft Registration Statements

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August 23, 2017

Last week, the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance issued updated guidance on processing procedures for draft registration statements. Below are seven frequently asked questions related to the new guidance:

  • Do we have the ability to confidentially submit a draft registration statement(s) in connection with our IPO or within 12 months of the effective date of the IPO registration statement?
  • What standard should we use when determining whether financial information can be excluded?
  • What is the deadline for publicly filing my registration statement?
  • What annual and interim financial information may be excluded from the registration statement?
  • What is an example of the financial statement policy?
  • Can we omit financial statements of other entities from our filing or submission?
  • Does the FAST Act and updated Corp Fin policy regarding the omission of certain financials also apply to pro forma financials under Article 11 of Regulation S-X?
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To continue reading this article on the firm's Securities Law Exchange blog, please click here to read the FAQ summary table on the new SEC guidance for draft registration statements.

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

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