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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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B. Riney Green

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Nashville
(615) 742-7866 TEL
(615) 248-4243 FAX

B. Riney Green

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-7866 TEL
(615) 248-4243 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7866 TEL
(615) 248-4243 FAX

Riney Green has more than 25 years of experience guiding middle-market companies and private equity sponsors through mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, fund formations and other strategic growth initiatives. Throughout his career, he has provided legal counsel in many high profile corporate transactions, including numerous portfolio company acquisition and sale transactions by a prominent Southeastern based private equity sponsor. Riney provides mergers and acquisition and corporate governance counsel to one of the leading publicly traded long-term care companies in the nation.

Riney has earned a national reputation within the legal and business communities having been cited by multiple publications for his work in corporate, mergers and acquisitions, commercial and securities law. He works primarily with private equity sponsors, healthcare, long-term care/senior living, real estate and manufacturing companies.

His practice encompasses:

  • Middle-market mergers and acquisitions for private equity sponsors and portfolio companies. 
  • Private equity regulatory compliance. 
  • Securities and healthcare regulatory transactions in the long-term and post-acute care industry.

In addition to his corporate and securities work, Riney chaired the state bar committee that drafted and recommended significant revisions to the Tennessee Business Corporation Act enacted by the Tennessee General Assembly in 2012.

Memberships

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

Tennessee Bar Association — Board of Governors, Former member; Business Law Section, Chair (2008-2009)

American Bar Association — Business Law Section

Tennessee Bar Foundation — Board of Trustees, Former Chair

Association for Corporate Growth

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Accolades

Chambers USA — Corporate/M&A (2014-2016)

Best Lawyers in America® — Nashville Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2016)

The Legal 500 United States 2016 — M&A/Corporate and Commercial for M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500m)

Nashville Business Journal "Best of the Bar" (2014)

Best Lawyers in America® — Corporate Law; Health Care Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2007-2017)

Mid-South Super Lawyers (2011-2014)

Tennessee Bar Association — Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award

American Bar Association — Pro Bono Publico Award

Phi Beta Kappa

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