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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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F. Mitchell Walker, Jr.

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Nashville
(615) 742-6275 TEL
(615) 742-2775 FAX

F. Mitchell Walker, Jr.

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-6275 TEL
(615) 742-2775 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-6275 TEL
(615) 742-2775 FAX

Mitch Walker focuses on representation of public companies and underwriters in public offerings and in mergers and acquisitions. Mitch works with boards of directors, officers, executives, special committees, loan issuers and underwriters on matters from the financial services, food and beverage, real estate and retail sectors.

His practice involves:

  • Corporate Finance – Works with both issuers and underwriters on capital formation via public offerings of both equity and debt securities; and assists his publicly traded clients on financings including credit facilities and asset securitizations;
  • Corporate Governance – Advises boards of directors or special committees with respect to corporate governance issues; counsels special committees on corporate restructurings, management led buy outs, and investigations of accounting irregularities; represents the independent directors of a group of sixty-five mutual funds advised by one of the nation's largest investment advisory firms; and,
  • Mergers & Acquisitions – Represents clients with respect to a wide variety of merger and acquisition transactions including privately negotiated and auction process transactions; acquisitions or divestitures of operating subsidiaries or divisions; and, acquisitions requiring raising the necessary capital to finance the purchase price.

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Best Lawyers in America® — Nashville Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2015); Nashville Securities Regulation "Lawyer of the Year" (2013, 2012); Nashville Mutual Funds Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2012); Nashville Securities / Capital Markets Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2011)

Best Lawyers in America® — Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Mutual Funds Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation (2003-2017)

Chambers USA — Corporate/M&A (2004-2016)

Who's Who Legal: Mergers & Acquisitions

Lawdragon 3000 Leading Lawyers in America

Mid-South Super Lawyers (2006-2009, 2011-2016)

Nashville Post "Nashville's 101 Top Lawyers" (2011)

Nashville Business Journal "Best of the Bar" (2011-2012)

Phi Delta Phi

Patrick Wilson Scholar in Law (1979-1982)

Vanderbilt Law Review — Member (1980-1982)

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