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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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Tony McFarland, Brian Iverson and Annie Christoff Author Article on Volcker Rule

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July 18, 2014

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Tony McFarland, Brian Iverson and Annie Christoff authored an article for American Banker's Bank Think blog titled "How Smaller Banks Can Avoid Volcker Rule Headaches." The article suggests that the Volcker Rule's objective of preventing speculative trading by institutions "too big to fail" may have been lost in the regulatory process when the rule was expanded to banks of all sizes. To reduce the potential compliance burdens on small and mid-sized banks, the article provides three suggestions:

  1. Study the Volcker Rule regulations carefully to understand which provisions actually apply to your institution.
  2. Consider whether it is genuinely important to engage in the activities permitted under the Volcker Rule, such as proprietary risk-mitigating hedging activities.
  3. Reduce the burden of the Volcker Rule's compliance program mandate whenever possible. 

To read the full article from July 16, click here.


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