The Bass, Berry & Sims corporate and securities practice encompasses mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, corporate governance and shareholder activism. We serve as primary corporate and securities counsel to more than 35 public companies and have counseled on 150 deals ranging in size from $20 million to more than $15 billion over past two years. The team and our attorneys have been consistently recognized in leading industry outlets, including Chambers USA – ranked as a top corporate firm in Tennessee since 2003 – and M&A Advisor Award recipient for – “M&A Deal of the Year ($10MM-$25MM)” and “Healthcare and Life Sciences Deal of the Year (Over $100MM-$1B)” in 2018; and “M&A Deal of the Year (From $1B-$5B)” and “Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year (Over $1B)” in 2017.

Public and private companies of all sizes across a variety of industries turn to Bass, Berry & Sims for counsel on a wide range of corporate matters, including capital markets transactions and public company advisory. We serve as primary corporate and securities counsel to more than 35 public companies and have assisted many more in a number of high-profile, high-stakes engagements.

Capital Markets

In past five years alone, the firm has served as legal advisor to issuers or underwriters on 100 public offerings of debt and equity securities and Rule 144A offerings valued at $3.4 billion. By leveraging both the experience of our attorneys and the strength of our national platform, attorneys in our Capital Markets Practice Group 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.

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Public Company Advisory

As primary corporate and securities counsel, we provide legal advice and strategic guidance on matters affecting public companies and their operation in the public markets. Our public company advisory attorneys have served as former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) attorneys, former in-house counsel and as company executives, which gives us unique insight into cutting-edge issues and into the matters that are top-of-mind to our public company clients.

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