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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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Wilmoth H. Baker, IV

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7937 TEL
(615) 742-2797 FAX

Wilmoth H. Baker, IV

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7937 TEL
(615) 742-2797 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7937 TEL
(615) 742-2797 FAX

Bud Baker counsels clients on corporate and securities issues including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, and public company disclosure. He works within a range of industries, including, healthcare, hospitality and automotive.

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Bud was an associate at K&L Gates LLP in Raleigh, North Carolina. Bud earned his law degree from Duke University School of Law and served as a law clerk in the Office of Chief Counsel for the Transportation Security Administration in 2012. He earned a B.A. in political science from Duke University.

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American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

Accolades

Duke Law Moot Court Board 

Duke Law Mock Trial Board 

Duke Black Law Students' Association, President

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