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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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CRAs Required to Provide Accuracy Reports to CFPB


January 11, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney David Esquivel will moderate a roundtable discussion called "CRAs Required to Provide Accuracy Reports to CFPB" at the Winter Meeting of the American Bar Association (ABA) Consumer Financial Services Committee.

In December 2014, the CFPB announced that it will require the major consumer reporting agencies to provide accuracy reports on how consumer disputes are being handled. CRAs will not only be required to "call out" the furnishers with the most disputes, but also to identify problems and take appropriate action. This roundtable discussion will address how the new requirement is likely to affect CRAs and furnishers, how effective it may be in improving the accuracy of furnisher data, and what may be its unintended consequences.

The Winter Meeting of the ABA Consumer Financial Services Committee will be held January 10-13, 2015 at the Ritz-Carlton in New Orleans, Louisiana.  David's roundtable discussion will take place on January 11 at 1:00 p.m.

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