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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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Companies go public to raise capital to fuel growth, pay down debt and provide liquidity to shareholders. Although all issuers and offerings are different, the basic process of going public remains relatively constant. Blueprint for an IPO identifies the key players, details the process and identifies the obligations companies will face after going public.

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Law360 Covers Bass, Berry & Sims's Early Victory on Behalf of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business


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May 20, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Brian Iverson successfully argued against a motion to dismiss fraud and tortious interference claims in our client's complaint against Johnson Controls. As reported by Law360, the suit accuses Johnson Controls of failing in its role as a subcontractor to our client, Technology and Supply Management LLC (TaSM), a service-disabled veteran-owned small business, in connection with a government contract to build shelters for the Army in Kuwait. U.S. District Judge Anthony J. Trenga in the Eastern District of Virginia "largely kept intact" TaSM's claims, dismissing only one of several components in the tortious interference claim. As pointed out in the article, Brian successfully "argued that both the fraud and tortious interference claims were warranted. The severity of Johnson's conduct showed that there was 'something more at play than a simple breach of contract or warranty.'"

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Todd Overman, John Golwen, and Brian Iverson represented TaSM. The full article, "Johnson Controls Escapes Claim In Army Contract Row," was published by Law360 on May 20, 2016, and is available online.

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