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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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Leigh Walton on Hospital Mergers for The Tennessean

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February 19, 2010

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Leigh Walton, co-chair of the firm's Healthcare Department, discusses the impact of the stalling of healthcare reform on hospital mergers and acquisitions and healthcare information technology for The Tennessean. The article by Getahn Ward, titled "Health-Care Reform Limbo Sets Stage for Wave of Hospital Mergers" appears in the February 19, 2010 edition.

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"Providers will continue to be pressed to operate their institutions at lower costs and more efficiently utilizing the best available health-care information technology," said Leigh Walton, an attorney and co-head of the healthcare group at Bass Berry & Sims law firm here. "Some of the smaller systems will not have access to the capital to, for example, implement strong health-care IT and... may suffer from basically the inability to run as efficiently as a large system."


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