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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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Angela Humphreys Provides Comment on Cigna Acquisition by Anthem

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July 24, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Angela Humphreys was quoted in an article that outlined the details of the Cigna acquisition by Anthem. This deal, valued at $54.2 billion, is the largest health insurance transaction to date. Many in the healthcare industry worry the rise in mergers and acquisitions among providers will weaken the competition in the marketplace. As Angela states in the article "[t]he insurance deals are viewed as a way for payers to regain negotiating leverage over providers, who don't want to be left out of insurance networks."

The full article, "Anthem Acquiring Cigna in Largest-ever Health Insurance Deal: $54.2B," was published by Modern Healthcare on July 24, 2015 and is available online.


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