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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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Banks are the bedrock of our financial system. On the corporate, regulatory, legislative and litigation fronts, our attorneys have guided financial institutions through a time of intense scrutiny and change. We have helped them formulate and implement a plan for the future.

All types of banking and financial institutions - bank holding companies, national and state banks, federal and state-chartered thrifts and insurance companies rely on our attorneys to advise and assist them in their dealings within a complex regulatory environment.

The firm has advocated on behalf of clients before the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Federal Reserve Board, Comptroller of the Currency, Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions, Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, and Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions, and has represented clients in state and federal courts both in and outside Tennessee.

Banks are the bedrock of our financial system. On the corporate, regulatory, legislative and litigation fronts, our attorneys have guided financial institutions through a time of intense scrutiny and change. We have helped them formulate and implement a plan for the future.

All types of banking and financial institutions - bank holding companies, national and state banks, federal and state-chartered thrifts and insurance companies rely on our attorneys to advise and assist them in their dealings within a complex regulatory environment.

The firm has advocated on behalf of clients before the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Federal Reserve Board, Comptroller of the Currency, Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions, Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, and Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions, and has represented clients in state and federal courts both in and outside Tennessee.

The practice assists clients in many aspects of the banking business, including:

  • Organization of new banks
  • Organization of new insurance companies, including captive insurance companies, HMOs and insurer-like service companies
  • Capital raising and securities law compliance
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Acquisitions of or by banks, thrifts, insurance companies or their holding companies
  • Private equity investments
  • Branch purchases and acquisitions of failed institutions
  • Advice concerning permissible non-bank activities, including securities and insurance operations
  • Enforcement proceedings against institutions or their officers and directors
  • Civil and criminal investigations
  • Delisting
  • Complex and significant litigation of various types, including class actions

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