• 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 07.13.16

    Paramount Deal Could Be ‘Jewel’ for Wanda Group

    The Los Angeles Times interviewed Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, for an article about Viacom’s rumored deal to sell a stake of Paramount Pictures to China’s Dalian Wanda Group.   “Buying a significant stake in a ...

  • 07.13.16

    Congress Seeks Education Before Marketplace Lending Regulation

    Crowdfund Insider interviewed Manatt’s Brian Korn, chair of the firm’s digital finance and marketplace lending practice, for an article about the subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit’s educational hearing on Fintech and Marketplace Lending.“There ...

  • 06.30.16

    Closing an Innovative Energy Finance Merger

    The Daily Journal covered Manatt’s work for Dividend Solar Inc., a solar financing company, in its merger agreement with Figtree Financing. The Manatt team was led by corporate and finance partners Alan Noskow and Brian Ashin.Dividend’s merger with Figtree represents the first-ever ...

  • 06.28.16

    Repairing a Reputation After Borrowing Scandal

    The Financial Times quoted Manatt’s Brian Korn, chair of the firm’s digital finance and marketplace lending practice, for an article about fintech company Lending Club’s attempts to restructure. The restructure comes after Lending Club’s founder abruptly departed the ...

  • 06.24.16

    Marketplace Lenders Face More Regulatory Attention

    Lend Academy featured Manatt’s Brian Korn, chair of the firm's digital finance and market lending practice, in a podcast about marketplace lending. When asked about how regulatory framework will change over the next few years, Korn said:“For the marketplace lenders, it’s ...