• 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...

  • 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...

  • Prevailing in furlough litigation for workers' compensation insurer

    This case planted Manatt in a familiar place, right in the thick of current political events. As a result of California’s dire budget situation, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared mandatory furlough days and pay cuts for state employees. A number of lawsuits challenged the governor’s order,...

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  • 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.

  • Sony Pictures closes first-ever VR slate

    Manatt assisted Sony Pictures Entertainment in a groundbreaking first-ever slate co-finance agreement for virtual reality content. The production costs will be financed by Gigi Pritzker’s company Reality One LLC.

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