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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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Attorneys Review Significant FCA Case Developments in Life Sciences Industry

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September 11, 2017

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys John Kelly, Julia Tamulis and Robert Platt authored an article for Life Science Compliance Update outlining key developments related to False Claims Act (FCA) settlements in the life sciences industry thus far in 2017. As the authors indicate, "Several significant False Claims Act settlements and judgments in the first six months of 2017 suggest this year will result in the eighth year of over $3 billion in FCA recoveries." Additionally, recent judicial decisions in FCA suits have further refined the test outlined in the Supreme Court's 2016 Escobar decision, statistical sampling has resulted in significant FCA judgments, and the government continues to explore new frontiers for FCA liability.

While these and other developments will continue to impact cases in 2017, "these noteworthy developments will undoubtedly shape FCA case law in the remainder of 2017 and for years to come. Moving forward, industry officials should continue to monitor developments to ensure that existing compliance procedures remain adequate to address the numerous and varied challenges that arise in the FCA context."

The full article, "False Claims Act Mid-Year Review: Significant Life Science Settlements, Post-Escobar Developments & Industry Round Up," was published in the September 2017 issue of Life Science Compliance Update and is available online (subscription required).


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