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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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Bass, Berry & Sims Welcomes Five Attorneys to the Firm

June 14, 2017

Welcome to Meg Casey, Jeanne Marie Evans, Lee Flaherty, Meri Gordon and Travis TiptonNashville, Tenn., (June 14, 2017) – Bass, Berry & Sims is pleased to welcome five new attorneys to the firm – four in the Nashville office and one in the Memphis office.

Meg S. Casey (Senior Litigation Attorney, Nashville) advises clients on complex business litigation, including matters involving breach of contract and managed care disputes. Casey earned her law degree from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law (2011) and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky (2004).

Jeanne Marie Evans (Associate, Nashville) provides healthcare regulatory counsel as it relates to compliance, operational and transactional matters. Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Evans was an associate at Kutak Rock LLP in Missouri where she provided regulatory guidance to healthcare clients. Evans earned her law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law (2015) and received her undergraduate degree from Loyola University (2012).

D. Lee Flaherty (Associate, Memphis) counsels clients on corporate matters with a focus on mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Flaherty was an associate at Phelps Dunbar LLP, practicing in the areas of business and finance. In addition to his legal background, Flaherty is also a Certified Public Accountant (Mississippi). Flaherty earned his law degree from Mississippi College School of Law (2013), a Master of Accountancy from the University of Mississippi (2009) and his undergraduate degree from Mississippi College (2003).

Meri B. Gordon (Senior Litigation Attorney, Nashville) represents clients in connection with various healthcare dispute matters, focusing on managed care litigation and healthcare fraud and abuse matters. Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Gordon practiced in the New York office of Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett, LLP. Gordon earned her law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law (2004) and received her undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University (2001).

Travis Tipton (Associate, Nashville) counsels clients on corporate and securities issues including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, and securities regulations matters and filings. Tipton earned his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (2016) and received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University (2012).

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