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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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Dismissal of Federal Securities and Derivative Multi-district Litigation for Morgan Keegan

Client Type: Public Company

We obtained dismissal on behalf of Morgan Keegan and related individuals and entities in federal securities and derivative multi-district litigation stemming from investment fund company losses in the wake of the global credit crisis. Representative matters include: Atkinson v. Morgan Asset Mgmt., Inc., 664 F. Supp. 2d 898 (W.D. Tenn. 2009); Ryan v. Morgan Keegan & Co., Inc., 694 F. Supp. 2d 879 (W.D. Tenn. 2010); Daniels v. Morgan Asset Mgmt., Inc., 743 F. Supp. 2d 730 (W.D. Tenn. 2010), aff'd 2012 U.S App. LEXIS 18745 (6th Cir. 2012). 

In connection with these matters, we successfully argued issue of first impression under the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Atkinson v. Morgan Asset Mgmt., Inc., 658 F.3d 549 (6th Cir. 2011) 

Morgan Keegan (formerly NYSE: MOR) was a national broker dealer institution. In April 2012, Morgan Keegan & Co was acquired by Raymond James Financial.

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