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Parker Hannifin to acquire filtration company – opportunities are in aftermarket sales

December 1, 2016 | By Rehana Begg

Cleveland and Franklin, Tenn. – Parker Hannifin Corporation and CLARCOR Inc., have 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.

Under the terms of the agreement, Parker will purchase all of the outstanding shares of CLARCOR for $83.00 per share in cash. This represents a premium of approximately 17.8 per cent to CLARCOR’s closing share price on November 30, 2016 and a premium of approximately 29.2 per cent to CLARCOR’s volume weighted average share price over 90 days and a premium of approximately 17.1 per cent to CLARCOR’s all-time and 52-week high. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the Board of Directors of each company.

CLARCOR, headquartered in Franklin, TN, is a diversified marketer and manufacturer of mobile, industrial and environmental filtration products with annual sales of approximately $1.4 billion and 6,000 employees worldwide. CLARCOR adds a broad array of industrial air and liquid filtration products and technologies to Parker’s filtration portfolio.

Compelling Financial and Strategic Benefits
Significant Operating Synergies: Parker expects to realize annual run rate cost synergies of approximately $140 million three years after closing through a variety of initiatives, including the consolidation of the companies’ supply chains and a successful implementation of Parker’s Win Strategy throughout CLARCOR’s operations.


Accretive to Parker’s Cash Flow, EPS and EBITDA Margin: The transaction is expected to be accretive to Parker’s Cash Flow, EPS and EBITDA margins, after adjusting for one-time costs.

Significantly Enhances Parker’s Filtration Group: The combination of the companies’ complementary filtration offerings strengthens Parker’s position in a growing and resilient business.

Strong Recurring Revenue Opportunities: Parker expects to benefit from increased recurring revenue streams as approximately 80 per cent of CLARCOR’s revenue is generated through aftermarket sales. The addition of CLARCOR is expected to significantly increase recurring revenue in Parker’s Filtration Group.

Enhances Parker’s Product Portfolio with Leading Brands: With the addition of CLARCOR’s leading and respected brands, including CLARCOR, Baldwin, Fuel Manager, PECOFacet, Airguard, Altair, BHA, Clearcurrent, Clark Filter, Hastings, United Air Specialists, Keddeg and Purolator, Parker expects to be better positioned to deliver enhanced and expanded filtration solutions to its customers. In addition, this transaction strengthens Parker’s systems capabilities and enhances the rest of Parker’s technologies, enabling the company to provide even better motion and control systems solutions to customers.

Complementary Products, Markets and Geographic Presence: Parker expects to be able to leverage both companies’ complementary filtration technologies to further accelerate growth.

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