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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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We represented a South Carolina based small business in two separate GAO protests challenging the terms of two solicitations issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for home oxygen services to be provided for veterans. The solicitations at issue sought to award fixed price contracts, with reductions to the "fixed" price for failure to meet 100% compliance with the acceptable quality level. The protests challenged the selection of this type of contract, arguing that the agency's planned contract type was not an accepted form of contract in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and thus it was improper for the agency to utilize it. Shortly after the protests were filed, the VA elected to take corrective action and amend both solicitations addressing the issues raised in the protest. GAO dismissed the protests as moot, given that the client had achieved the relief sought by the protests.

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