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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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Securities Law Exchange BlogSecurities Law Exchange blog offers insight on the latest legal and regulatory developments affecting publicly traded companies. It focuses on a wide variety of topics including regulation and reporting updates, public company advisory topics, IPO readiness and exchange updates including IPO announcements, M&A trends and deal news.

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Bass, Berry & Sims' attorneys have served in regulatory auditor and monitor roles for some of the most preeminent companies and organizations in the world, including the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). As government-approved monitors, our attorneys have extensive experience evaluating and monitoring the implementation of remedial measures and internal controls following allegations of unlawful conduct or deficiencies. Our team includes former U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) officials, including a former Assistant Chief of the DOJ's Fraud Section, Criminal Division; a former Criminal Chief, and a former Civil Chief in the U.S. Attorney's Office; a former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent; and, an Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) anti-corruption monitor.

Our attorneys have provided Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) assistance to companies in a variety of sectors and many of our team members have lived and worked overseas. We understand and appreciate the cultural and compliance challenges that occur in international business and the importance of achieving compliance objectives while minimizing the effect on business operations.

We have credibility with enforcers, a proven record of independence, exceptional cost-efficiency, and we satisfy each of these key criteria for FCPA monitors:

  • Demonstrated FCPA training, counseling and internal investigations experience.
  • Extensive experience designing, reviewing and implementing FCPA policies, procedures and controls.
  • Experienced team with access to necessary resources and the ability to deploy worldwide.
  • Ready access to local counsel and resources in 120 countries with the ability to deploy worldwide through our firm's membership in Lex Mundi and SCG Legal, two of the world's leading associations of independent law firms.

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