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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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Blueprint for an IPO

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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Leigh Walton Named to Nashville Business Journal's Power 100 in 2016

October 24, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Leigh Walton was named to the 2016 list of Power 100, the Nashville Business Journal's list of 100 of the most influential people in Nashville. The list is comprised of the individuals who have the greatest impact and influence on Nashville's business community today. 

Leigh was recognized for her involvement in both the city's healthcare industry and the political scene. During her more than 30 years in legal, she has represented some of Nashville's biggest hospital companies, including HCA and CHS. Additionally, Leigh has worked with former Mayor Karl Dean and Mayor Megan Berry in various capacities, including recently being named to Mayor Berry's Council on Gender Equity. To view Leigh's profile, click here.

The Nashville Business Journal published portions of the list online starting on October 3 and will publish the full list in the November 4 print edition. The full article, "NBJ's Power 100 2016: Introducing Nashville's Most Powerful People in Business" was published in four installments, available here – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.

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