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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 Joint Ventures & Syndications

Our team has led clients through hundreds of complex healthcare joint venture arrangements worth billions of dollars. In the last four years, we have developed eight arrangements uniting for-profit and nonprofit entities as this trend has grown in popularity. Our top priority in such matters is to provide creative legal strategies that maximize the positive business advantages, whether clinical or administrative, while minimizing risk. An example of that focus is in our recent work involving a public hospital company in a joint venture arrangement with five nonprofit hospitals designed to operate more efficiently, enhance outcomes and improve access for their patients.

We have extensive experience in syndications and private placements of securities involving hospital systems, long-term care facilities, outpatient service providers, ancillary service providers, independent practice associations, managed care organizations and health information and technology entities. We also have worked with investment bankers and equity and debt financing sources across the country.

We have a particular understanding in representing hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, dialysis companies and other outpatient service providers in joint ventures with physicians. Our engagements provide thorough due diligence reviews to uncover potential regulatory exposure associated with acquired entities or joint venture partners.

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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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