• 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...
  • 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...
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  • Avanath completes recapitalization of affordable housing fund

    Manatt assisted Avanath Capital Management, a real estate investment firm focused on conventional and affordable multifamily properties, in completing an approximately $248 million recapitalization transaction for Avanath Affordable Housing I, LLC. The agreement facilitated a cross-border...
  • Securities class action against PME dismissed with prejudice

    Zheng v. Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd. et al. (U.S. District Court, Eastern District, New York). Manatt represented Pingtan Marine Enterprise (PME) in a putative securities class action related to a highly critical article published by a short seller of PME’s stock. Based on the article, the...
  • Iron Pillar leads $22M financing of Vyome Therapeutics

    Manatt assisted Iron Pillar, a Mumbai-based venture capital firm, as U.S. counsel for its participation as lead investor in a $22 million Series D financing of Vyome Therapeutics, a specialty pharmaceutical company developing drugs to combat antibiotic-resistant acne. The engagement required...
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