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In June 2017, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: PNFP) closed a $1.9 billion merger with BNC Bancorp (NASDAQ: BNCN) pursuant to which BNC merged with and into Pinnacle. With the completion of the transaction, Pinnacle becomes a Top 50 U.S. Bank. The merger will create a four state footprint concentrated in 12 of the largest urban markets in the Southeast. 

Bass, Berry & Sims has served Pinnacle as primary corporate and securities counsel for more than 15 years and served as counsel on the transaction. Our attorneys were involved in all aspects related to the agreement, including tax, employee benefits and litigation. 

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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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Healthcare finance transactions require additional skill and experience and a greater level of industry-specific knowledge than extensions of credit to unregulated borrowers. Clients have turned to us for representation in more than $16.5 billion of these transactions in the past five years. Our familiarity with the trends and the participants in this industry allows us to know the lending market and to provide a sophisticated, practical and cost-conscious approach to healthcare finance transactions.

Having represented both borrowers and lenders in healthcare financing transactions, we have seen both sides of the table and are able to focus on the unique aspects of these deals. Our lending and healthcare attorneys collaborate to provide an interdisciplinary and coordinated approach to matters involving healthcare finance with a high level of industry-specific knowledge.

We represent owners and operators of hospitals, senior living facilities, ambulatory surgical centers and a wide range of other healthcare service providers, both public and private, in connection with their credit facilities, acquisition financing, project financing, construction financing and other financing needs.

Healthcare finance transactions require additional skill and experience and a greater level of industry-specific knowledge than extensions of credit to unregulated borrowers. Clients have turned to us for representation in more than $16.5 billion of these transactions in the past five years. Our familiarity with the trends and the participants in this industry allows us to know the lending market and to provide a sophisticated, practical and cost-conscious approach to healthcare finance transactions.

Having represented both borrowers and lenders in healthcare financing transactions, we have seen both sides of the table and are able to focus on the unique aspects of these deals. Our lending and healthcare attorneys collaborate to provide an interdisciplinary and coordinated approach to matters involving healthcare finance with a high level of industry-specific knowledge.

We represent owners and operators of hospitals, senior living facilities, ambulatory surgical centers and a wide range of other healthcare service providers, both public and private, in connection with their credit facilities, acquisition financing, project financing, construction financing and other financing needs.

We have particular experience dealing with loans involving specialty lenders such as healthcare REITs and other lenders that specialize in financing healthcare companies, as well as senior housing financing from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to our senior living clients.

We also routinely work with joint ventures, bankruptcy-remote special purpose entities, and other borrower structures that bring additional layers of complexity to financing transactions.

We represent both borrowers and lenders across the country in a variety of healthcare loans and other financing transactions, including:

  • Asset-based loans 
  • Asset securitizations 
  • Letters of credit 
  • Syndicated credit facilities 
  • Interest rate swaps 
  • Equipment financing 
  • Equipment leasing 
  • Real estate and construction loans
  • Project financings and sale-leaseback transactions

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Our healthcare attorneys encompass the multitude of legal specialties necessary to service one of the largest, most highly regulated industries in the United States. We bring our multidisciplinary, team approach to our representation of the following sectors and facilities:

  • Academic medical centers
  • Ambulatory surgery centers
  • Behavioral health
  • Cancer therapy
  • Clinical laboratories
  • Dermatology
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Health plans, managed care companies and benefit management companies 
  • Healthcare information technology
  • Home health
  • Hospice
  • Hospitals and health systems
  • Life sciences
  • Managed care
  • Medical device
  • Nonprofit providers
  • Orthotics and prosthetics
  • Pharmaceuticals and pharmacies
  • Physician practices, outsourced physician services and management companies
  • Private equity
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
  • Revenue cycle management
  • Senior housing and long-term care
  • Specialty pharmacy and pharmaceuticals
  • Telemedicine
  • Urgent and retail care clinics
  • Wellness and disease management

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