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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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Benchmark Litigation 2017 Recognizes Bass, Berry & Sims and Nine Firm Attorneys

November 18, 2016

Benchmark Litigation released its 2017 guide to America's leading litigation firms and attorneys and Bass, Berry & Sims was named one of Tennessee's "Highly Recommended Firms." To read Benchmark's full analysis and profile of Bass, Berry & Sims, click here.

In addition to the firm designation, nine attorneys from the firm were recognized in this year's publication. Eight of the firm's attorneys were recognized as "Local Litigation Stars" in Tennessee:

  • Lee Barfield
  • Michael Dagley
  • Wally Dietz
  • Craig Gabbert
  • Dale Grimes
  • Brant Phillips
  • Glenn Rose
  • Overton Thompson

The following member was listed as a "Future Star" in Tennessee:

  • Britt Latham

Benchmark Litigation conducts extensive interviews with litigators and clients to identify the leading litigators and firms in each state. Throughout the interviews, researchers examine recent casework handled by law firms and ask individual litigators to offer their professional opinions on peers.

For more information, visit the Benchmark Litigation website.


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