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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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Lucas Ross Smith

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Nashville
(615) 742-6526 TEL
(615) 742-2786 FAX

Lucas Ross Smith

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-6526 TEL
(615) 742-2786 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-6526 TEL
(615) 742-2786 FAX

Luke Smith represents companies across the nation in complex litigation and antitrust compliance. He provides antitrust counseling and analysis in proposed mergers and acquisitions, including Hart-Scott Rodino Act (HSR) pre-merger filing notifications. Other clients, primarily healthcare companies, have benefited from Luke's knowledge of industry-specific antitrust issues, including clinical integration, accountable care organizations, payor/provider negotiations, and healthcare joint ventures. During the past five years, Luke has advised on transactions worth more than $12 billion, two thirds of which were in the healthcare industry.

Luke Smith represents companies across the nation in complex litigation and antitrust compliance. He provides antitrust counseling and analysis in proposed mergers and acquisitions, including Hart-Scott Rodino Act (HSR) pre-merger filing notifications. Other clients, primarily healthcare companies, have benefited from Luke's knowledge of industry-specific antitrust issues, including clinical integration, accountable care organizations, payor/provider negotiations, and healthcare joint ventures. During the past five years, Luke has advised on transactions worth more than $12 billion, two thirds of which were in the healthcare industry.

Luke also has defended public and private companies involved in antitrust class action lawsuits, ranging from allegations of price fixing to fraud. Working with businesses that face a wide variety of antitrust compliance challenges, Luke's practice involves:

  • Analysis of prospective mergers and acquisitions.
  • Pre-merger antitrust clearance and investigations under the HSR Act before the Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division.
  • Guidance on issues related to interlocking directorates.

Luke's commercial litigation experience includes defending clients accused of False Claims Act violations and breach of contract. He also has experience leading major electronic discovery projects in complex litigation.

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