Muneer Satter, who built the world’s largest family of mezzanine funds at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., is leaving the bank after 24 years, according to two people familiar with his plans.
Gordon Crawford, the fund manager whose views helped shape media industry mergers and acquisitions, will retire at year’s end after more than four decades at Los Angeles-based Capital Group Cos.
Until “The Hunger Games,” the biggest movie for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. was “Fahrenheit 9/11,” the Michael Moore war commentary that took in almost $120 million in U.S. theaters.
Prudential Plc ’s largest stakeholder, Capital Group Cos., rarely makes a concerted push to influence corporate management. When it does, the world’s biggest equity mutual-fund manager can be a force.
Legendary Entertainment, co-producer of the “Dark Knight” and “Hangover” movies, raised $275 million in debt and equity financing to fund new projects and reduce existing debt.
Jon Feltheimer and Michael Burns crank up the volume as an image flickers to life on a flat- screen TV in their offices at Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. in Santa Monica, California.
Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. relied on old-fashioned Hollywood schmoozing, legal wrangling and a stock deal with a friendly board member to fend off billionaire Carl Icahn ’s almost two-year hostile pursuit.
Billionaire Carl Icahn , an investor in two Hollywood studios, said Lions Gate Entertainment Corp . must be “cleaned up” before any merger with bankrupt Metro- Goldwyn-Mayer Inc .
Carl Icahn, seeking to advance his bid for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., urged Canadian regulators to invalidate a “poison pill” that makes a hostile takeover of the studio more costly.
Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.’s so-called poison pill has the support of 61 percent of shareholders with about two-thirds of votes cast, Vice Chairman Michael Burns said.
"I'm surprised he lasted as many years as he did commuting from Chicago."
- Gordon Crawford on Jun 15, 2012