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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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George H. Masterson

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Nashville
(615) 742-6263 TEL
(615) 742-2763 FAX

George H. Masterson

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-6263 TEL
(615) 742-2763 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-6263 TEL
(615) 742-2763 FAX

George Masterson has acted as issuer's counsel on more than $4 billion in high-yield debt offerings in the past five years, including one high-yield offering in connection with a complex real estate investment trust (REIT) conversion. He also has assisted multiple corporate clients with convertible notes and related call spread derivative transactions, investment-grade notes offerings and commercial paper programs.

George's practice involves:

  • Corporate Debt Issues - Representing companies on high-yield, investment-grade convertible notes offerings and commercial paper programs.
  • Swaps and Derivatives - Advising end-users on interest rate swaps and other over-the-counter derivative products.
  • Economic Development - Advising private parties and municipal entities on property tax abatement and other government incentives.

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National Association of Bond Lawyers

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Accolades

Best Lawyers in America® — Nashville Public Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2015)

Best Lawyers in America® — Derivatives and Futures Law; Public Finance Law (2005-2017)

North Carolina Law Review — Note and Comment Editor (1977-1978)

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