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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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Healthcare Transactions: Year in Review 2016Healthcare transactional activity continued unabated throughout 2016, continuing a years-long trend of sustained growth. A number of factors have driven providers to consolidate in an effort to expand access to services and products while taking advantage of increased capital and economies of scale. Our team provided a recap of notable transactions from 2016.

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Bass, Berry & Sims Adds Public Finance Attorney

February 19, 2015

Nashville, Tenn. (Feb. 19, 2015) – Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to announce the addition of Charles "Chuck" A. Grice to its Public Finance team. Grice has more than 30 years of experience representing banks, underwriters and issuers in tax-exempt bond deals transactions to finance capital projects for nonprofit organizations across the Southeast. Grice most recently was an attorney with Stites & Harbison PLLC in its Nashville office. 

"We are excited that Chuck has joined our public finance team of attorneys," said Mark Mamantov, chair of the Public Finance Practice Group at Bass, Berry & Sims PLC. "He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our firm and our clients will greatly benefit from his insight in this area of law."

About Chuck Grice
In addition to his experience in the public finance industry, Grice has extensive experience representing lenders in a range of secured lending and syndicated loan transactions. Grice graduated with an LL.M. in Taxation from Emory University (1982), a J.D. from Samford University Cumberland School of Law (1980) and a B.A. from Vanderbilt University (1974). 

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