• 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...
  • 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.
  • BMG Rights Management grows big with four publisher acquisitions

    In just under two years, BMG Rights Management, the joint venture of Bertelsmann AG and Kohlberg Kravis Robert & Co., has grown into the fifth-largest global music publisher thanks to its four acquisitions. With Manatt’s help in evaluating the risks and rewards of these acquisitions, BMG...
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  • Basic Space completes formation, spinoff and convertible note financing

    Manatt represented Basic Space, a curation and discovery mobile app, in its formation and spinoff through an asset purchase. Manatt is also handling its initial convertible note financing.
  • Weeshing launches new platform

    Manatt represented Weeshing Inc., an operator of a multilingual crowdinvesting platform where fans and investors support their favorite bands by helping them book more shows, in a platform launch. Manatt is also providing general regulatory advice.
  • ClutchPoints finalizes company conversion and secures convertible note financing

    Manatt represented ClutchPoints, a millennial-focused sports media platform that increases in-game engagement of sports fans, in its conversion and initial convertible note financing.
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