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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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Blueprint for an IPO

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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Privacy Perils: Identify Theft and Social Networking

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November 21, 2016

Identity theft through social networking is on the rise. Hacked accounts may be used to impersonate you and potentially cause reputational harm, or may even link the hacker to your financial account information and passwords. But did you know that you can enable two-factor authentication to better protect your social media accounts from hacking and identity theft? Facebook, Twitter and other social media networks offer an additional security option that requires you to provide not only your password, but also a unique code sent to your mobile phone each time you log into the site. You can opt in by updating your security settings to enable "login verification" (Twitter) or "login approvals" (Facebook). To find a list of other social media networks that support two-factor authentication and more details on how to enable the security feature for each, you can check out twofactorauth.org.

Privacy Perils imageCheck out our series, Privacy Perils, to learn what steps you can take to guard your personal and company data. For more information about this topic and other cyber security concerns, please contact Bob Brewer, Tony McFarland, Elizabeth Warren or a member of our Privacy & Data Security team.


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