• 09.27.16

    CBOE-Bats Acquisition Unlikely to Threaten Competition

    Futures & Options World interviewed Manatt’s Lisl Dunlop, co-chair of the firm’s antitrust and competition practice, for an article about whether antitrust regulators will allow CBOE Holdings to acquire of Bats Global Markets.Dunlop said the pledge by CBOE on September 26 that the ...

  • 09.23.16

    CVB Financial Merges With Valley Commerce Bancorp

    Street Insider covered Manatt’s representation of CVB Financial in a merger agreement with Valley Commerce Bancorp (VCPB). Craig Miller and David Gershon, partners in the firm’s financial services practice, led the Manatt team that represented CVB Financial in the deal.The merger will ...

  • 09.22.16

    Chinese Investment in Film Industry Prompts Questions From Congress

    Variety interviewed Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, for an article about Congress’s concerns about the rise of Chinese investment in the film industry. A letter from sixteen members of Congress, written in early September, cited ...

  • 09.20.16

    Sony Pictures Partners With Reality One on VR Slate

    Variety covered Manatt’s role in Sony Pictures’ partnership with Reality One, an immersive media content studio, to develop, produce and finance a slate of virtual reality content. Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, drafted and handled ...

  • 09.14.16

    Bayer’s Latest Buy May Provoke Antitrust Scrutiny

    Law360 quoted Manatt’s Lisl Dunlop, co-chair of the firm’s antitrust and competition practice, for an article about antitrust concerns in Bayer’s takeover of Monsanto. The publication reports that in addition to a generally heightened regulatory environment, the deal comes after ...

  • 09.01.16

    Premier Care Holdings Purchases Outstanding Debt

    The Troubled Company Reporter covered Premier Care in Bathing’s sale of outstanding debt to Premier Care Holdings, Inc. in March 2016. Corporate and finance partners Brian Ashin and Alan Noskow were counsel to the buyer.Premier Care in Bathing retained SSG Capital Advisors, LLC, who conducted ...

  • 08.11.16

    Dura Coat Sells Majority Stake to Axalta

    The Daily Journal covered Manatt’s representation of coil and spray coating coatings manufacturer Dura Coat Products Inc., in its sale of a majority stake to Axalta Coating Systems LLC, announced on August 1, 2016.Axalta, a global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, is expected to ...

  • 08.11.16

    STX at Center of Hollywood-China Relationship

    The Los Angeles Times quoted Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, for an article about Chinese tech giant Tencent and Hong Kong-based telecommunications firm PCCW’s recent investments in STX Entertainment.“STX has been at the ...

  • 08.01.16

    Market Distress Doesn’t Faze Wanda’s Strategy

    The Los Angeles Times interviewed Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, for an article about China’s Dalian Wanda Group’s delay in integrating Legendary Entertainment after acquiring the company earlier this year."Whatever ...

  • 07.15.16

    Unicorns Edge Out Average Joes in Slow IPO Market

    The New York Business Journal featured Manatt’s Katherine Blair, a partner in the firm’s capital markets practice, in a Q&A-style article about the initial public offering (IPO) of Line, a messaging app for mobile devices. When asked about the direction of the market considering the ...