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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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Bass, Berry & Sims Wins M&A Deal of the Year Award from M&A Advisor

December 19, 2012

Nashville, Tenn., (December 19, 2012) – Bass, Berry & Sims PLC has been recognized for the firm's work on behalf of Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ: LMNX) in connection with its acquisition of GenturaDx, Inc.

Bass, Berry & Sims received the "M&A Deal of the Year" award in the "M&A Deal of the Year (between $50 million and $100 million)" category as part of the 11th Annual M&A Advisor Awards. The Bass, Berry & Sims team was led by partners Howard Lamar and Ryan Thomas and included lawyers in the firm's corporate, intellectual property, labor and employment, and employee benefits groups. The Luminex transaction also was named a finalist for "Sector Deal of the Year" in the "Healthcare/Life Sciences (between $10 million and $100 million)" category.

The acquisition of O'Charley's Inc. by Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE: FNF) was named a finalist for "Corporate/Strategic Acquisition of the Year (between $200 million and $500 million)" and "Sector Deal of the Year" in the category of "Consumer and Retail Products (between $100 million and $500 million)". Bass, Berry & Sims counseled O'Charley's in the transaction, and the firm's team was led by Page Davidson and Scott Bell.

Bass, Berry & Sims' Corporate and Securities Practice represents buyers and sellers in both public and private company strategic transactions as well as financial sponsor transactions. The Corporate and Securities team is comprised of more than 50 attorneys, including two partners who have chaired the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association and one who is the immediate past chair of the 4,000 member ABA Business Law Section Mergers and Acquisitions Committee.

The M&A Advisor announced that a record of 423 nominees, representing over 600 companies, became finalists for the awards. An independent judging committee of 16 top M&A, restructuring and finance industry experts determined the recipients of the awards. The awards were announced at the 11th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala on December 11th in New York, NY.

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Since 1998, The M&A Advisor has been the preeminent organization facilitating connections and recognizing achievement in the top performers of the M&A, turnaround and financing industries through its leading Awards, Summits, M&A ALERTS™ newsletters, M&A LINKS ™ social network, M&A MARKET INTEL™ research and publishing service and M&A CHINA CONNECTS™ business development services. For more information, please visit www.maadvisor.com.

About Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
With more than 220 attorneys, Bass, Berry & Sims PLC serves clients from offices in Nashville, Memphis, and Knoxville, Tennessee and Washington, D.C. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing large publicly traded companies, privately held businesses, private equity and venture capital funds and their portfolio companies. For more information, visit www.bassberry.com.


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