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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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Samar Ali Discusses International Business, Trade and more for Nashville Post Article

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April 19, 2017

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Samar Ali provided answers to questions about foreign direct investment, international business, economic development, cybersecurity, trade, national security, and other topics for an article in the Nashville Post. Drawing on her legal industry knowledge as well as her experience as assistant commissioner for international affairs at the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development in Governor Bill Haslam's administration and her time as a White House fellow and advisor to the Department of Homeland Security, Samar answered the following questions:

  • Is there uncertainty over the new presidential administration's immigration policies? How does uncertainty about immigration policies affect multi-national companies or companies that employ immigrants?
  • Would new tariffs hurt or help big manufacturers in Tennessee?
  • When you were working for the state, who was Tennessee's main competition in attracting business? How has that changed?
  • If you were still at the ECD department, how would you sell the state in light of some of the rhetoric coming from Donald Trump? Could he make it more difficult to attract business to the U.S.?
  • Are there any benefits — either for security or the economy — of building a wall on the U.S./Mexico border?
  • Have recent high-profile breaches, including at Anthem and the Democratic National Committee, caused companies and individuals to pay more attention to cybersecurity? In what ways are businesses still unprepared?

The full article, "The State's Main Competition is ... Primarily Regional," was published by the Nashville Post on April 17, 2017, and is available online.

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