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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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J. Page Davidson

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Nashville
(615) 742-6253 TEL
(615) 742-2753 FAX

J. Page Davidson

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-6253 TEL
(615) 742-2753 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-6253 TEL
(615) 742-2753 FAX

Page Davidson works closely with executives and boards of directors in connection with a variety of corporate and securities matters. In the last 25 years, Page has worked with countless companies on complex corporate transactions, such as the leveraged buyout (LBO) and subsequent initial public offering (IPO) of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, at the time the largest LBO in history. Page guides both public and private companies in executing their business strategies, representing numerous companies from initial formation through public offering and ultimate sale. Page has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® as the 2013 Nashville Mergers and Acquisitions Law Lawyer of the Year and the 2014 Nashville Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Lawyer of the Year.

While Page's clients include a significant concentration of healthcare companies, he also works with companies in a number of other industries, including food and beverage, industrial, hospitality, technology and retail. His practice involves a broad spectrum of corporate and securities matters, including:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions – Representing public and private strategic and private equity clients on merger and acquisition transactions; representing publicly traded corporations through both privately negotiated and auction process transactions; advising on acquisitions or divestitures of operating subsidiaries or divisions; and coordinating related acquisition financing.
  • Capital Formation – Working with issuers as well as venture capital and private equity firms in connection with corporate finance and capital market transactions, including registered and unregistered equity and debt offerings.
  • Shareholder Activism – Advising boards of directors with respect to shareholder proposals, proxy contests, defensive measures, and regulatory and legislative initiatives relating to governance and director elections.
  • Corporate Governance – Advising boards of directors or special committees with respect to corporate governance issues, as well as advising special committees on corporate restructurings, management led buy outs and investigations.

Page currently serves on the firm's Executive Committee. Formerly, he was a member of the firm's Executive Committee (2009-2012), past Chair of the Corporate and Securities Practice (2003-2009) and the firm's former Hiring Partner (2000-2003).

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American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

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Chambers USA — Corporate/M&A (2008-2016)

Best Lawyers in America® — Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law (2005-2017)

Best Lawyers in America® — Nashville Corporate Governance Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2017); Nashville Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2014); Nashville Mergers and Acquisitions Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2013)

BusinessTN's "Tennessee's Best 150 Lawyers"

Lawdragon 500 New Stars, New Worlds

The Legal 500

Mid-South Super Lawyers (2007-2015)

Nashville Business Journal "Best of the Bar"

Nashville Post "Nashville's 101 Top Lawyers"

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