Capital Markets

Bass, Berry & Sims is nationally known for its extensive experience in securities transactions, and is principal securities counsel to more than 35 public companies. In past five years alone, the firm has served as legal advisor to issuers or underwriters on more than 80 public offerings of debt and equity securities and Rule 144A offerings valued at $24.6 billion. By leveraging both the experience of our attorneys and the strength of our national platform, our capital markets attorneys regularly advise issuers and investment banks on significant equity and debt offerings. We are particularly adept at helping clients access the capital markets and completing transactions quickly and efficiently.

We represent clients in various types of debt and equity financings, including:

  • Initial public offerings (IPOs)
  • Follow-on public offerings of common and preferred stock
  • Public offerings of debt securities, including medium-term notes
  • Rule 144A offerings
  • Institutional private placements, including PIPE (private investment in public equity) transactions
  • Real estate investment trust (REIT) joint ventures, conversion transactions and securitization transactions

We work with clients across a wide range of industries, including the following industry sectors:

  • Business Development Companies (BDCs)
  • Defense
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Food and Beverage
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Manufacturing
  • Media and Telecommunications
  • REITs
  • Retail
  • Specialty Pharmacy
  • Representation of Mid-America Apartments, L.P., the operating partnership of Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc., in a public offering of $300,000,000 of 2.750% senior notes due 2030.

    We represented Mid-America Apartments, L.P., the operating partnership of Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc., in a public offering of $300,000,000 of...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • We represented Mid-America Apartments, L.P., the operating partnership of Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc., in a public offering of $250,000,000 of...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Representation of MRI Interventions, Inc. in a $7.522 million private placement of shares of common stock

    We represented MRI Interventions, Inc. in a $7.522 million private placement of shares of common stock. The 2,426,455 shares of...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Representation of AutoZone, Inc. in a public offering of $300,000,000 of 3.125% senior notes due 2024 and $450,000,000 of 3.75% senior notes due 2029.

    We represented AutoZone, Inc. in a public offering of $300,000,000 of 3.125% senior notes due 2024 and $450,000,000 of 3.75%...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Represented Mid-America Apartments, L.P., the operating partnership of Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc., in a public offering of $300,000,000 of 3.950% senior notes due 2029

    We represented Mid-America Apartments, L.P., the operating partnership of Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc., in a public offering of $300,000,000 of...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Represented Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EGL) in its $1.3 billion debt refinancing

    We represented Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EGL) (Engility) in its $1.3 billion debt refinancing, which included a 144A private offering of...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Represented NN, Inc. (Nasdaq: NNBR) in its public offering of 14,375,000 shares of common stock

    We represented NN, Inc. (Nasdaq: NNBR) in its public offering of 14,375,000 shares of common stock, which was composed of...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Addus Homecare August 2018 Common Stock Offering

    We represented Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) in its public offering of 2,100,000 shares of common stock for net proceeds...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Represented i3 Verticals, Inc. in its initial public offering (IPO) of of 7,647,500 shares of Class A common stock for a total net proceeds of $92.5 million.

    We represented i3 Verticals, Inc. in its initial public offering (IPO) of 7,647,500 shares of Class A common stock for...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Represented Mid-America Apartments, L.P. in a public offering of $400,000,000 of 4.200% senior notes due 2028.

    We represented Mid-America Apartments, L.P., the operating partnership of Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc., in a public offering of $400,000,000 of...
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    Client Type: Public Company
John R. Adgent
Associate
Shayan A. Ahmed
Associate
Taylor J. Ashley
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Wilmoth H. Baker, IV
Associate
Gardner B. Bell
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Scott W. Bell
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Al Bright, Jr.
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Laura R. Brothers
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Mark B. Buente
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James H. Cheek, III
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Bo R. Cook
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Elizabeth  A. Cook
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David Cox
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J. Page Davidson
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K. Stewart Day
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Kevin H. Douglas
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Kristin C. Dunavant
Counsel
R. Todd Ervin
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Greg Everett
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D. Lee Flaherty
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John L. Fuller
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B. Riney Green
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Sarah E. Guthrie
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Mary Lindsey Hannahan
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Andrew Hard
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Brad L. Hart
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Grant Hauss
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S. Ryan Hoffman
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D. Scott Holley
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Michael J. Holley
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Tyler Huseman
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J. James Jenkins, Jr.
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Chris Johnson
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Jay H. Knight
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Eric J. Knox
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Michael R. Kuffner
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Howard H. Lamar III
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Philip M. Lewis
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James R. Litzow
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Mark Manner
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David W. Marshburn
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George H. Masterson
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Richard F. Mattern
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R. Davis Mello
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Lori B. Morgan
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Jennifer H. Noonan
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Andrea N. Orr
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J. Allen Overby
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Janice Parmar
Senior Healthcare Attorney
Tatjana Paterno
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Sarah M. Pelham
Associate
Frank M. Pellegrino
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Dillon Reid
Associate
Whitney Robinson
Associate
Sehrish Siddiqui
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Susan V. Sidwell
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Brian L. Sims
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Greg Stevens
Senior Counsel
W. Benjamin Tarpley
Associate
Ryan D. Thomas
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Ashley N. Thurman
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Timothy Van Hal
Associate
Sara Vance
Associate
David R. Venturella
Associate
Kurt Vincent
Associate
Tyler H. Wadlington
Associate
F. Mitchell Walker, Jr.
Member
Julie C. Walker
Senior Corporate Attorney
Leigh Walton
Member
Brian K. Wilke
Associate
Price W. Wilson
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Taylor K. Wirth
Associate
Lora A. Wuerdeman
Associate