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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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Tatjana Paterno Named Emerging Leader by The M&A Advisor

April 19, 2016

Nashville, Tenn. (April 19, 2016) – Bass, Berry & Sims member Tatjana Paterno has been named by The M&A Advisor among the winners of the Emerging Leaders Awards in the Legal Advisor category. Paterno was chosen for her accomplishments and experience from a pool of nominees by an independent judging panel of distinguished business leaders, and was the only individual from Tennessee recognized this year.

"Tatjana is a vital member of our corporate practice, bringing tireless client service, valuable M&A insight and leadership to every transaction. Her contributions to the legal profession are substantial, and her commitment to our community is admirable. This recognition further acknowledges what we already know to be true about Tatjana – and Bass, Berry & Sims is lucky to have her as part of our team," said Todd Rolapp, managing partner at Bass, Berry & Sims. 

The Emerging Leaders Awards recognize professionals under the age of 40 for their accomplishments in M&A, financing and restructuring, and aim to promote mentorship and professional development among emerging business leaders.

Since the beginning of her legal career, Paterno has represented public and private companies in M&A transactions valued in excess of $17 billion, and securities transactions valued in excess of $2.5 billion, in the aggregate. In addition to her M&A and securities practice, she advises clients on disclosure, executive compensation and governance issues, as well as shareholder proposals and challenges from activist shareholders. She is actively involved in the American Bar Association's Mergers & Acquisitions Committee and the Middle Tennessee community, having served on the board of directors of Friends of Radnor Lake and the Young Leaders Society Steering Committee of the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville.

The 2016 M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Recognition Awards will be presented on June 10, 2016, at an awards gala at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan.

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