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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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Scott W. Bell

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Nashville
(615) 742-7942 TEL
(615) 742-0458 FAX

Scott W. Bell

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-7942 TEL
(615) 742-0458 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7942 TEL
(615) 742-0458 FAX

Scott's practice encompasses a wide array of corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital financings, securities offerings and securities law compliance, shareholder activism defense and general corporate governance and strategic issues.

  • Mergers and Acquisitions – Scott advises clients on a variety of public and private strategic transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, tender and exchange offers, leveraged buyouts, divestitures, and joint ventures, in a variety of industries, including healthcare, information technology, manufacturing, aviation/defense, hotels and hospitality and restaurants.
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity Financing – Scott advises both target companies and investors on a variety of venture capital and private equity financing transactions, at all stages of the venture target company’s life, from startup to eventual sale or other liquidity event.
  • Corporate Finance– Scott advises publicly-traded companies in offerings of equity and debt securities, including initial public offerings, private placement and PIPEs transactions, and tender offers for existing securities.
  • Corporate Governance and Shareholder Activism – Scott regularly advises both NYSE- and NASDAQ-listed companies on a variety of corporate governance and SEC compliance matters, including preparation of SEC periodic reports and other filings; compliance with the federal securities laws and SRO listing standards; and board and committee composition, activities and charters and policies. Scott also has advised clients on a range of issues related to shareholder activism and contests for corporate control, including proxy contests and settlements, the adoption of shareholder rights plans, responses to shareholder proposals and the consideration of other defensive measures.

Prior to moving to Nashville, Scott practiced at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in Washington, D.C.

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The District of Columbia Bar — Transactional Section, Health Law Section

New York State Bar Association

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

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