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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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Companies go public to raise capital to fuel growth, pay down debt and provide liquidity to shareholders. Although all issuers and offerings are different, the basic process of going public remains relatively constant. Blueprint for an IPO identifies the key players, details the process and identifies the obligations companies will face after going public.

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Presentation Recap: Practical Review of Legal Issues in Manufacturer: Specialty Pharmacy Contracting

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May 11, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Mike Hess spoke at the 2016 Asembia Specialty Pharmacy Summit (formerly Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit). On May 5, Mike moderated a panel titled, "Practical Review of Legal Issues in Manufacturer: Specialty Pharmacy Contracting." Mike along with three legal department veterans discussed key legal concepts applicable to the complex relationship between manufacturers and specialty pharmacies, and how to apply those concepts to real world contracting practices. The panel included:

  • Ben DiMarco, Asembia

  • Kirk Hunt, Eli Lilly & Company

  • Dan Tardiff, Walgreens

The 2016 Asembia Specialty Pharmacy Summit took place on May 2-6, 2016, at the Wynn & Encore in Las Vegas, Nevada.

On his Drug Channels blog, Dr. Adam Fein published a full review of the 2016 Asembia Specialty Pharmacy Summit which included a key takeaway on manufacturers' agreements from Mike's presentation.

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