• DFJ, Gabriel Venture Partners engage in Kajeet restructuring

    Cell phone service tailored to kids? Kajeet, Inc.’s breakthrough business model attracted investors Draper Fisher Jurvetson Growth Fund and Gabriel Venture Partners at a time when this start-up’s cash was frozen in auction securities. Both DFJ and Gabriel, along with a venture lender, chose to...
  • East West Bancorp acquires United Commercial Bank $10.4B

    When San Francisco-based United Commercial Bank was shut down by regulators following loan losses and misstated financial reports, Manatt helped Pasadena-based East West Bancorp acquire its assets. Included in the $10.4 billion acquisition was a large loan portfolio covered under a loss-sharing...
  • Allied Cash Advance recapitalized by Fourth Third

    Manatt represented Allied Cash Advance in its recapitalization by Fourth Third, LLC, a subsidiary of Medley Partners. Allied needed to refinance a substantial amount of subordinated debt, but it was unable to do so due to the collapse of the capital markets. Manatt and Allied’s founders were able...
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  • TradeRiver USA, Inc., Completes $40M Financing Transaction

    Manatt represented TradeRiver USA, Inc., in the successful closing of a $40 million financing transaction with Kalamata Partners.
  • Manatt represents Presidio Bank in its merger with Heritage Commerce Corp.

    Manatt’s Craig Miller, leader of the financial services group, and corporate and finance associate Dieu Nguyen represented Presidio Bank in its $200 million merger with Heritage Commerce Corp. The transaction was announced on May 16 and closed on October 11.The transaction created San...
  • Manatt represents Sandler O’Neill in $40M private placement offering

    Manatt represented Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P., an investment bank, as placement agent in a $40 million equity capital raise for Gateway First Bank.
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