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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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Representation of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business in Suit Related to Energy Efficient Buildings in Kuwait

Client Type: Private Company

We are representing Technology and Supply Management LLC (TaSM) in a dispute against Johnson Controls. The case includes allegations that Johnson Controls, hired as a subcontractor by TaSM to provide portable energy efficient barracks for the Army in Kuwait, repeatedly missed deadlines and cut corners in construction, costing TaSM millions to remediate. Johnson Controls filed a partial motion to dismiss seeking dismissal of fraud and tortious interference claims. Following oral argument, the judge ruled in TaSM's favor from the bench, largely keeping the claims intact and dismissing only one of several components of the tortious interference claim. 

Law360 has been covering the case since its inception. Articles are available at "Johnson Controls Accused Of $15M Army Shelter Botch Job" (March 21, 2016) and "Johnson Controls Escapes Claim In Army Contract Row" (May 20, 2016).

Technology and Supply Management LLC is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business that provides logistics support and supply management services for United States Military and other public and private sector organizations.

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