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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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Jessie Zeigler Outlines Key Steps for Managing Plant Disasters

Manufacturing Business Technology


October 18, 2017

Jessie Zeigler Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Jessie Zeigler authored an article that was published in Manufacturing Business Technology about managing plant disasters. In potentially dangerous industries, it is vital for manufacturing organizations to have well-prepared and communicated crisis response plans before any critical situation arises. As many know, the hours and days following a crisis are crucial – not only for brand image and employee morale, but also to avoid negative legal ramifications that could arise when individuals within an organization do not know the correct steps to ensure proper compliance. 

As Jessie points out in the article, a crisis response plan should be prepared well in advance of any critical situation and include the following key steps:

  • Draft an internal company response
  • Prepare an external company response
  • Ensure safety
  • Preserve the scene
  • Manage cell phone photos/videos
  • Protect your brand
  • Determine any other notifications that may need to be made

"In the heat of a disaster is the time to make a good first public impression, preserve critical evidence, ensure employees' safety, avoid the complications of a similar crisis at another plant and respond responsibly to families of the injured or deceased – all while you are managing liability concerns," said Jessie. "Remember, the time to prepare for a disaster is now – not when it happens."

The full article, "Top Tips for Managing Plant Disasters," was published on October 17, 2017, by Manufacturing Business Technology and is available online.

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