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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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Frank M. Pellegrino

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7947 TEL
(615) 248-4255 FAX

Frank M. Pellegrino

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7947 TEL
(615) 248-4255 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7947 TEL
(615) 248-4255 FAX

Frank Pellegrino advises public and private companies in the healthcare, specialty pharmacy, food and beverage and manufacturing sectors on a broad range of transactional, corporate governance, shareholder activism and securities matters. In the last five years, he has completed over $6.0 billion worth of mergers and acquisitions for public and private companies and represented issuers in public and private debt and equity offerings worth over $2.0 billion. He has represented the largest publicly-traded ambulatory surgery center in the U.S. in multiple acquisitions as well as several private equity clients on multiple mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare, food and beverage and manufacturing sectors.

Frank Pellegrino advises public and private companies in the healthcare, specialty pharmacy, food and beverage and manufacturing sectors on a broad range of transactional, corporate governance, shareholder activism and securities matters. In the last five years, he has completed over $6.0 billion worth of mergers and acquisitions for public and private companies and represented issuers in public and private debt and equity offerings worth over $2.0 billion. He has represented the largest publicly-traded ambulatory surgery center in the U.S. in multiple acquisitions as well as several private equity clients on multiple mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare, food and beverage and manufacturing sectors.

Frank's practice involves:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions – Representing public and private companies and private equity clients on a wide variety of transactions.
  • Shareholder Activism – Advising clients on takeover defense, proxy contests, responding to shareholder proposals, shareholder rights plans, contested director elections, classified boards, advance notice bylaws, Rule 14a-8 shareholder proposals, ISS and other proxy advisory firm-related matters, and Section 13 of The Securities Exchange Act.
  • Corporate Finance – Assisting clients in connection with public offerings, Rule 144A offerings, private placements and venture capital investments.
  • Corporate Governance – Advising public company clients on securities law reporting, including the preparation of Form 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks, proxy statements and earnings releases, and regulatory compliance and public company disclosure.

Frank recognizes his clients' struggles between regulatory risk and economic reward and helps them navigate the often-complex compliance issues related to their industries.

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American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

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Mississippi Law Journal — Executive Articles Editor

University of Mississippi — Scholarship in Law

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