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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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Michael Dagley and Brittain Sexton Author Article on Failed Software Implementation

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April 10, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Michael Dagley and Brittain Sexton co-authored an article on options available to healthcare companies when a software vendor fails to deliver as promised. In today's marketplace, healthcare companies increasingly rely on sophisticated software to improve the efficiency of healthcare delivery. If the implementation falls short of expectations, major disruptions can occur. In the article, Michael and Brittain, along with co-author John Kutch, President and CEO of Trinity Health in Minot, ND, outline the following:

  • Factors contributing to failed IT implementations
  • How healthcare companies can select an IT solution
  • Ways healthcare companies can respond to a problematic implementation

The full article, "Keeping IT Fair: How to Avoid a Stacked Deck when Dealing with IT Vendors," was published in the April 2015 print issue of hfm magazine and is available to download


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