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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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Raiding Case Before NASD Arbitration Panel Results in $6 Million Award

Client Type: Private Company

We represented Duncan-Williams, Inc. in a raiding case against Coastal Securities, Inc., in which our client alleged that Coastal and former Duncan-Williams employees conspired to misappropriate, copy and delete documents in a raid of the Duncan-Williams public finance department.  An NASD panel found in favor of Duncan-Williams and awarded the family-owned firm damages totaling more than $6 million, including $2.5 million in compensatory damages against both Coastal and Duncan-Williams' former head of public finance, and $2 million in punitive damages assessed to Coastal alone.  Coastal and one of the employees it hired away from Duncan-Williams were also ordered to pay $370,000 in a return of the compensation paid to the individual by Duncan-Williams during the extended period he was alleged to have been conspiring with the Texas firm. Duncan-Williams, Inc. v. Coastal Securities, L.P. et al. (FINRA Case No. 02-01704)

Duncan-Williams is a privately owned investment banking firm headquartered in Memphis, TN.

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