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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. Allen Overby

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Nashville
(615) 742-6211 TEL
(615) 742-2711 FAX

J. Allen Overby

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-6211 TEL
(615) 742-2711 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-6211 TEL
(615) 742-2711 FAX

Allen Overby has counseled some of the nation's most influential companies with respect to mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, public company disclosure obligations, and a wide range of securities regulation matters. Allen's practice focuses primarily on public companies and middle market M&A transactions between $50 million and $1 billion, with an emphasis on cross border mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions.

Allen has been recognized by Chambers USA as "'a top-flight attorney - incredibly responsive and creative, a real problem solver.'" (from Chambers USA 2016).

Allen Overby has counseled some of the nation's most influential companies with respect to mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, public company disclosure obligations, and a wide range of securities regulation matters. Allen's practice focuses primarily on public companies and middle market M&A transactions between $50 million and $1 billion, with an emphasis on cross border mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions.

Allen has been recognized by Chambers USA as "'a top-flight attorney - incredibly responsive and creative, a real problem solver.'" (from Chambers USA 2016). Allen's practice involves:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions/Cross-Border & Domestic – Representing public and private companies in connection with merger and acquisition transactions, and financing transactions (including offerings of debt and equity securities); Representing companies based in the U.S. and abroad in connection with cross-border mergers and acquisitions and strategic investments.
  • Corporate Governance & Public Company Disclosure – Advising public companies on corporate governance, fiduciary duties, securities law compliance, public company disclosure obligations, executive compensation and takeover defense matters.
  • Securities Regulation – Advising as independent counsel for regulatory and compliance matters. Representative matters include the Regulatory Audit of the New York Stock Exchange from 2005 to 2013 and serving as audit committee disclosure counsel to an NYSE listed global financial services company. As a former member of the staff of the Division of Enforcement at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Washington, D.C., Allen also works closely with audit and special committees regarding a wide variety of issues.

Allen is a past member of the firm's Executive Committee and currently serves as the chair of the Corporate & Securities Practice Group.

In addition to his law practice, Allen serves as an adjunct professor at the Vanderbilt University Law School where he has taught courses on mergers and acquisitions and the federal securities laws.

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American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

Lex Mundi — Cross Border Transactions Group

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Chambers USA — Corporate M&A (2008-2009, 2013-2016)

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

Best Lawyers in America®  — Nashville Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law "Lawyer of the Year"(2017); Nashville Securities Regulation "Lawyer of the Year" (2014); Nashville Mergers and Acquisitions Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2012)

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

Lawdragon "New Stars"

Mid-South Super Lawyers (2007-2008)

Mississippi Law Journal — Editorial Board Member (1987)

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission — Former Senior Counsel

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