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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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The Role of the Board in FCPA Compliance: How to Effectively Communicate with the Board and Ensure Board Buy-In and Support of Your FCPA Compliance Initiatives


November 15-16, 2012

Bass, Berry & Sims is proud to be one of the sponsors of the 28th National Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act to be held November 15-16, 2012 at the Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center in Washington, D.C. In addition, attorney Wally Dietz will take part in a panel discussion titled "The Role of the Board in FCPA Compliance: How to Effectively Communicate with the Board and Ensure Board Buy-In and Support of Your FCPA Compliance Initiatives." The session will provide insights on:

  • The role of the board in FCPA compliance - expectations, training and education
  • How to obtain board buy-in and support of your compliance program
  • How to translate day to day board oversight into your FCPA compliance program
  • When and how a company should disclose a discovered or potential issue to the government
  • Addressing board expectations concerning oversight, engagement and management
  • Communication - what is the right level of communication with the board?
  • Independence of audit committees and the board - when to get legal counsel
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