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 Truxton Trust, a subsidiary of financial holding company, Truxton Corporation (OTCPK: TRUX), in the sale of $15 million aggregate principal amount of fixed-to-floating rate subordinated notes due in 2030

    We represented Truxton Trust in the sale of $15 million aggregate principal amount of fixed-to-floating rate subordinated notes due in...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Representation of AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE: AZO) in a public offering of $600,000,000 of 1.650% Senior Notes due 2031.

    We represented AutoZone, Inc. in a public offering of $600,000,000 of 1.650% Senior Notes due 2031. Underwriters included J.P. Morgan...
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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 $450,000,000 of...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • We represented Mountain Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX: MCBI), a bank holding company headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, in the completion of...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Representation of Pinnacle Financial Partners(NASDAQ: PNFP) in its $225 Million offering of Series B Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock depositary shares

    We represented Pinnacle Financial Partners in its $225 Million offering of Series B Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock depositary shares. The...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Representation of AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE: AZO) in a public offering of $500,000,000 of 3.625% Senior Notes due 2025 and $750,000,000 of 4.000% Senior Notes due 2030

    We represented AutoZone, Inc. in a public offering of $500,000,000 of 3.625% Senior Notes due 2025 and $750,000,000 of 4.000%...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Representation of i3 Verticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: IIIV), an integrated payment and software solutions provider, in its offering of $138 million aggregate principal amount of 1.00% Exchangeable Senior Notes due 2025, its concurrent amendment to its Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, and its concurrent entrance into exchangeable note hedge and warrant transactions with certain financial institutions. BofA Securities served as the representative of the initial purchasers of the exchangeable notes

    We represented i3 Verticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: IIIV), an integrated payment and software solutions provider, in its offering of $138 million...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • We are pleased to have advised MRI Interventions, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRIC) in its corporate name change to ClearPoint Neuro, Inc....
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • 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
  • Represented of Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHP) in various refinancing transactions in September and October 2019, which successfully refinanced almost $2 billion in indebtedness

    We represented Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHP) in various refinancing transactions in September and October 2019, which successfully refinanced...
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    Client Type: Public Company
John R. Adgent
Associate
Shayan A. Ahmed
Associate
Taylor J. Ashley
Member
Wilmoth H. Baker, IV
Associate
Gardner B. Bell
Associate
Scott W. Bell
Member
Nicholas M. Bessette
Associate
Al Bright, Jr.
Member
Laura R. Brothers
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James H. Cheek, III
Member
Bo R. Cook
Associate
Elizabeth  A. Cook
Associate
David Cox
Member
J. Page Davidson
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K. Stewart Day
Associate
Kevin H. Douglas
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Kristin C. Dunavant
Counsel
R. Todd Ervin
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Greg Everett
Associate
D. Lee Flaherty
Associate
John L. Fuller
Member
B. Riney Green
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Sarah E. Guthrie
Associate
Mary Lindsey Hannahan
Associate
Andrew Hard
Associate
Brad L. Hart
Associate
Grant Hauss
Associate
S. Ryan Hoffman
Member
D. Scott Holley
Member
Michael J. Holley
Member
Tyler Huseman
Associate
J. James Jenkins, Jr.
Member
Chris Johnson
Associate
Jay H. Knight
Member
Eric J. Knox
Member
Michael R. Kuffner
Member
Howard H. Lamar III
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Philip M. Lewis
Member
Vincent B. Lillegard
Associate
James R. Litzow
Associate
Mark Manner
Member
David W. Marshburn
Associate
George H. Masterson
Member
Richard F. Mattern
Member
R. Davis Mello
Associate
Lori B. Morgan
Member
Jennifer H. Noonan
Member
Andrea N. Orr
Member
J. Allen Overby
Member
Janice Parmar
Senior Healthcare Attorney
Tatjana Paterno
Member
Sarah M. Pelham
Associate
Frank M. Pellegrino
Member
Dillon Reid
Associate
Whitney Robinson
Associate
Sehrish Siddiqui
Member
Susan V. Sidwell
Member
Brian L. Sims
Member
Greg Stevens
Senior Counsel
W. Benjamin Tarpley
Associate
Ryan D. Thomas
Member
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
Member
Taylor K. Wirth
Associate
Lora A. Wuerdeman
Associate