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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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Sales Tax Workshop: All Things Tennessee


March 1, 2017

Bass, Berry & Sims and Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP (DHG) invite you to join us as we co-sponsor a workshop offering a comprehensive view of Tennessee's sales tax. The program will feature a keynote presentation, including a legislative and judicial update from the Tennessee Commissioner of Revenue, David Gerregano.

Topics include:

  • Overview of Tennessee sales tax basics including imposition, structure, tax base, sourcing and compliance
  • Sales taxation of the Old Economy addressing major industries and their sales tax issues
  • Sales taxation of the New Economy focusing on nexus standards, e-commerce, cloud computing and digital goods
  • Procedural issues and strategy surrounding audits and assessments, refund claims, administrative review, litigation and statutes of limitation
  • Incentives including Industrial Machinery, Jobs, R&D, HQ and QDC credits, grants and local incentives, and negotiation best practices
  • Tennessee sales tax in an M&A/Due Diligence environment
  • Tennessee's Business Tax

The program will be held at the DHG office located in Memphis, Tennessee. This complimentary program is pending approval of 7 hours of CPE Credit in Tax. For more information and registration, visit the DHG website.

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