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On December 1, 2016, Parker Hannifin Corporation and CLARCOR Inc. announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Parker will acquire CLARCOR for approximately $4.3 billion in cash, including the assumption of net debt. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the board of directors of each company. Upon closing of the transaction, expected to be completed by or during the first quarter of Parker’s fiscal year 2018, CLARCOR will be combined with Parker’s Filtration Group to form a leading and diverse global filtration business. Bass, Berry & Sims has served CLARCOR as primary corporate and securities counsel for 10 years and served as lead counsel on this transaction. Read more here.

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Blueprint for an IPO

Companies go public to raise capital to fuel growth, pay down debt and provide liquidity to shareholders. Although all issuers and offerings are different, the basic process of going public remains relatively constant. Blueprint for an IPO identifies the key players, details the process and identifies the obligations companies will face after going public.

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When in Rome: How Your Company Can Manage International Legal and Ethical Risks


October 24, 2012

Bass, Berry & Sims is co-sponsoring the upcoming Boardroom Briefing When in Rome: How Your Company Can Manage International Legal and Ethical Risks. The event is co-sponsored by Lipscomb University's Dean Institute for Corporate Governance and Integrity. The event will be held Wednesday, October 24 from 7:00 - 8:30 a.m. at Lipscomb University's Ezell Center in the Paul Rogers Boardroom. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. followed by the program.

This program will provide practical solutions that can help you:

  • avoid expensive pitfalls that often arise in international business
  • exercise better oversight of international business activities
  • better prepare your company for international opportunities
  • manage risk in the international M&A context

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Allen Overby will present.

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