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Although used often in deal negotiations, the term “silent second” has different meanings for different institutions and different meanings in the United States and Europe. Capital structures that include silent second-lien debt can therefore be complicated, particularly in cross-border transactions involving different insolvency or contract laws, say attorneys with Mayer Brown LLP.
Private equity real estate firm ElmTree Funds LLC said it would enter into a $950 million recapitalization agreement with China Life Insurance Group on Tuesday, meaning the companies will share a portfolio of properties under lease in the U.S.
Genworth Financial Inc. investors told a Virginia federal court Monday that Scott + Scott LLP and Johnson & Weaver LLP should not be named lead counsel in their case challenging the insurer’s $2.7 billion sale, saying the firms' client has an incurable conflict of interest from prosecuting two related actions in Delaware court.
A shareholder of Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc. agreed on Monday to drop his proposed class action lawsuit against the fat-reduction tech company, but told a California federal judge that his lawyers would still seek fees for spurring disclosures about the deal that they said investors had to know.
Boutique investment banking company Stone Key Partners on Monday hit job posting website Monster Worldwide Inc. with a breach of contract suit, claiming the website owes it $8.9 million under an advisory services contract related to the sale of a Korean subsidiary and the sale of Monster itself to a Dutch firm.