Goodwin Procter LLP advised Cole Credit Property Trust II Inc. on its agreement to merge with Spirit Realty Capital Inc. in a stock transaction that would create a company with 2,012 properties in 48 U.S. states. Ropes & Gray LLP represented the Special Committee of CCPT II. Latham & Watkins LLP advised Spirit.
Franklin Resources Inc., the manager of the Franklin and Templeton mutual funds that has the majority of its equity assets in global stocks, said fiscal fourth- quarter profit climbed 3.4 percent as rising markets boosted assets.
Three Barclays Plc Libor traders in New York were notified by U.K. prosecutors that they may be charged for allegedly manipulating the interest-rate benchmark, according to four people with knowledge of the situation.