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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 Managing IT Vendor Relationships

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June 19, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Michael Dagley and Brittain Sexton authored an article outlining valuable strategies for healthcare board members that are required to make important IT-related decisions regarding the company's IT framework. The following strategies will help these executives make informed decisions and manage the relationship with IT vendors:

  1. Understand "Best of Breed" vs. "Single Vendor"
  2. Consider Forming a Steering Committee
  3. Interview the Vendors
  4. Independently Investigate the Vendors
  5. Engage Attorneys with Expertise
  6. Pursue Remedies for IT Problems

The full article, "Managing IT Vendor Relationships While Avoiding the Weeds," was published in the BoardRoom Press June 2015 edition. BoardRoom Press is a publication of The Governance Institute and is available to members on the organization's website.


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