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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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Brian L. Sims

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7943 TEL
(615) 742-0445 FAX

Brian L. Sims

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7943 TEL
(615) 742-0445 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7943 TEL
(615) 742-0445 FAX

Brian Sims focuses his practice on matters relating to corporate governance, securities regulation and mergers and acquisitions. Brian provides guidance on a variety of transactional matters, including Exchange Act reporting, public and private company acquisition and disposition and Section 16 compliance.

Brian's experience includes assisting clients on matters related to:

  • Rule 144A debt offerings
  • Private placements
  • Exchange offers
  • Mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining the firm, Brian served as Assistant General Counsel at the Tennessee Department of Health.

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American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

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Accolades

Vanderbilt University — Alumni Association

Vanderbilt University — Dean's Scholar

Scholastic Excellence Award for First Honors in Comparative Perspectives in Counter-Terrorism

Best Oral Advocate for Legal Writing Section (2008)

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