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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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Privacy Perils: PayPal Data Breach

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December 8, 2017

On December 1, PayPal disclosed that an ongoing investigation into identify security vulnerabilities identified a data breach that may have compromised personally identifiable information for roughly 1.6 million customers at a payment processing company PayPal acquired earlier this year (TIO Networks). According to PayPal, it found evidence of unauthorized access to TIO's computer network, including some portions where the personal information of TIO's customers was stored. PayPal has stated that its own platform "is not impacted in any way, as [TIO's] systems are completely separate from the PayPal network, and PayPal's customers' data remains secure." TIO has begun notifying those potentially impacted by the security issue, and PayPal has signed up credit reporting agency Experian to provide free credit monitoring (12 months for all affected individuals and 24 months for those whose social security number was impacted) and identity theft protection to customers who have been verified as victims. View PayPal's press release on the breach here.

Privacy Perils imageCheck out our series, Privacy Perils, to learn what steps you can take to guard your personal and company data. For more information about this topic and other cyber security concerns, please contact Bob Brewer, Tony McFarland, Elizabeth Warren or a member of our Privacy & Data Security team.


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