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Thursday, December 27, 2012

BASS, BERRY & SIMS WINS M&A DEAL OF THE YEAR AWARD FROM M&A ADVISOR
Bass, Berry & Sims PLC has been recognized for the firm's work on behalf of Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ: LMNX) in connection with its acquisition of GenturaDx, Inc.

Bass, Berry & Sims received the "M&A Deal of the Year" award in the "M&A Deal of the Year (between $50 million and $100 million)" category as part of the 11th Annual M&A Advisor Awards. The Bass, Berry & Sims team was led by partners Howard Lamar and Ryan Thomas and included lawyers in the firm's corporate, intellectual property, labor and employment, and employee benefits groups. The Luminex transaction also was named a finalist for "Sector Deal of the Year" in the "Healthcare/Life Sciences (between $10 million and $100 million)" category.

The acquisition of O'Charley's Inc. by Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE: FNF) was named a finalist for "Corporate/Strategic Acquisition of the Year (between $200 million and $500 million)" and "Sector Deal of the Year" in the category of "Consumer and Retail Products (between $100 million and $500 million)". Bass, Berry & Sims counseled O'Charley's in the transaction, and the firm's team was led by Page Davidson and Scott Bell.

Bass, Berry & Sims' Corporate and Securities Practice represents buyers and sellers in both public and private company strategic transactions as well as financial sponsor transactions. The Corporate and Securities team is comprised of more than 50 attorneys, including two partners who have chaired the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association and one who is the immediate past chair of the 4,000 member ABA Business Law Section Mergers and Acquisitions Committee.

The M&A Advisor announced that a record of 423 nominees, representing over 600 companies, became finalists for the awards. An independent judging committee of 16 top M&A, restructuring and finance industry experts determined the recipients of the awards. The awards were announced at the 11th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala on December 11th in New York, NY.
 

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