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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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Samar Ali Examines Anticipated Changes in Internet Law under Trump Presidency

Internet Law & Strategy


January 6, 2017

In an article published in the January 2017 issue of Internet Law & Strategy, published by ALM's Law Journal Newsletters, Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Samar Ali offered insight on anticipated changes in internet law following the transition to a Donald Trump presidency. Among the top issues to watch will be President-elect Trump's response to pressure asking him to take a stance against President Obama's Open Internet Order (also known as "net neutrality"). While Trump has said little about his stance on the current Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) Open Internet rules, his nomination for chairman of the FCC will provide a clearer picture of what could follow. At this point, it appears likely that the FCC's role will be reduced, but the chairman will have important decisions to make around whether the FCC should try to reverse net neutrality. The Open Internet rules have helped to provide internet access to rural areas, and the response from supporters in those areas could create undesired problems. 

The full article, "Internet Law in a Trump Presidency," discussing the key issues to watch in internet law, was published in the January 2017 issue of Internet Law & Strategy and is available online or in the PDF below.

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