Bass Berry Honored for Recent Deals

Bass Berry & Sims PLC has won the mergers and acquisitions “deal of the year” award in the $50 million to $100 million category from M&A Advisors for the deal in which Luminex Corp, a health care and life sciences research company, acquired privately held GenturaDX, a molecular diagnostics company focused on making nucleic acid testing affordable and practical. Bass Berry served as outside counsel to Luminex. The deal also was a finalist for the distinction of “sector deal of the year” in the category of health care/life sciences between $10 million and $100 million. The firm also was recognized for a deal it handled for Fidelity National Financial Inc., which purchased the Nashville-based restaurant chain O’Charley’s Inc. The Memphis Daily News has the story. Other businesses with Tennessee connections that were honored include Miller & Martin PLLC and International Paper Corporation. See the full list of companies recognized.