Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP and Proskauer Rose LLP represented American Realty Capital Properties Inc., which offered to buy Cole Credit Property Trust III Inc. for at least $5.7 billion, seeking to create one of the largest real-estate investment trusts that leases space to single tenants. Sullivan & Cromwell LLP is advising Cole Holdings as owner of the external manager to Cole Credit Property Trust III.
Netflix Inc. Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings said he will keep posting on Facebook as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission weighs whether to file a lawsuit over a disclosure he made on the social network.
The number of securities class action settlements approved by U.S. courts dropped in a “weak year” to the lowest point in a decade as the average amount of each accord fell by 42 percent in 2011, according to a report.
Federal securities class actions decreased in the first half of 2012 compared with last year largely because of a decline in Chinese reverse mergers and the lowest number of mergers and acquisitions since the third quarter of 2009, according to a study.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced formation of a new investor advisory committee. The committee, required by the Dodd-Frank Act, has 21 members and will, according to the statement, advise on regulations, trading and the effectiveness of disclosure, as well as other issues.