• A Chinese Stake in Hollywood

    As film production has grown both more complex and more expensive, Hollywood has looked to a number of non-traditional financing sources—hedge funds, private equity and venture capital—to take up much of the slack.Add to this the emergence, only recently, of Chinese film companies wanting to invest...

  • Two joint ventures, eight regional shopping centers, $5.4B on the table

    In a series of exceptionally complex deals, Manatt orchestrated the formation of two joint ventures involving major stakes in eight regional shopping center properties. Our client, The Macerich Company, sold a 40 percent interest in five regional centers to GIC, the sovereign wealth fund of...

  • L.A. Clippers secure unanimous jury verdict in age discrimination case

    Released by the L.A. Clippers in 2008 as its general manager and executive vice president, Elgin Baylor sued the team for unlawful termination based on his age. Also claiming racial discrimination by the team, Baylor and his lawyers sought nearly $2 million in economic and mental distress damages.

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  • Preferred Bank completes $100M private placement

    Manatt represented Preferred Bank, one of the largest independent commercial banks in California, in the closing of a private placement of $27.5 million in principal amount of fixed-to-floating-rate subordinated notes to certain qualified investors. Manatt had previously closed a total of $72.5...

  • Zeta Interactive secures $20M acquisition financing loan

    Manatt represented Zeta Interactive, a customer life-cycle marketing company, in connection with a $20 million incremental term loan to be used for acquisition financing as part of its larger $140 million term loan facility. Lenders are GSO/Blackstone Group and Cerberus. 

  • Zeta Interactive obtains $25M credit from PNC Bank

    Manatt represented Zeta Interactive, a customer life-cycle marketing company, in connection with $25 million senior revolving credit facility from PNC Bank.

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