Farella Braun + Martel LLP served as real estate counsel to First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) with respect to the development and sale of First Solar’s 40 megawatt AC Cuyama solar project, located on approximately 320 acres of private land in Santa Barbara County, California. Farella’s work included land and gen-tie acquisition and real estate counsel and assistance with respect to the sale of the project to D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI). (more…)

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Davis Polk advised Comcast Corporation in connection with an SEC-registered offering in Taiwan of $1 billion aggregate principal amount of 4.450% notes due 2047. The notes are listed on the Taipei Exchange and offered to professional institutional investors in Taiwan. (more…)

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Davis Polk advised Equinix, Inc. on its SEC-registered follow-on public offering of 6,069,444 shares of common stock including 791,666 shares that the underwriters purchased pursuant to their option to purchase additional shares. Equinix, Inc. intends to use the proceeds from the offering, together with the proceeds from its concurrent notes offering and existing term loan B borrowings, to finance the previously announced proposed acquisition of the colocation services business of Verizon Communications Inc. at 24 data center sites in the United States, Brazil and Colombia and related transaction fees and expenses and for general corporate purposes. (more…)

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Paul Hastings, a leading global law firm, announced today that it represented Dick Clark Productions Inc (“Dick Clark Productions”), the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming, on its agreement for the sale of Dick Clark Productions to Dalian Wanda Group (“Dalian Wanda”) for approximately US$1 billion. The transaction marks Dalian Wanda’s first move into the television business. (more…)

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Covington advised Tencent Holdings Limited, a leading provider of internet service in China, in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake in Supercell from SoftBank. A consortium established by Tencent will acquire up to 84% of Supercell for $8.6 billion in a transaction valuing Supercell at approximately $10.2 billion. (more…)

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Simpson Thacher represented Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: NUS) in connection with a $210 million strategic investment in Nu Skin from Ping An ZQ China Growth Opportunity Limited (“Ping An ZQ”), pursuant to which Ping An ZQ purchased 4.75% Convertible Senior Notes due 2020. Ping An ZQ’s investors consists of a consortium of Chinese investors led by Ping An of China Securities (Hong Kong) Company Ltd. and a group of additional investors affiliated with ZQ Capital Limited. Nu Skin will use the proceeds to repurchase common stock and invest in its China operations. (more…)

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On May 10, 2016, the United States District Court for the Central District of California, in a 31-page decision, dismissed a putative class action lawsuit for securities fraud against Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited. Judge Wright held that the plaintiffs failed to adequately plead a material misrepresentation or scienter and that certain allegations were barred on statute of limitations grounds. (more…)

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Davis Polk advised Texas Instruments Incorporated on its SEC-registered debt offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 1.850% notes due 2022. The offering was made through an underwriting syndicate led by Barclays Capital Inc., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Mizuho Securities USA Inc. (more…)

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Simpson Thacher represented the underwriters, led by Goldman, Sachs & Co., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated in connection with the registered public offering by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) of $3.5 billion aggregate principal amount of additional notes over three tranches with maturities ranging from 5 to 30 years. The additional notes constituted a reopening of the $12 billion aggregate principal amount of notes initially issued on February 23, 2016, increasing the aggregate principal amount of the series to $15.5 billion. The net proceeds from the offering will be used for general corporate purposes, including repurchases of common stock and payment of dividends under Apple’s program to return capital to shareholders, funding for working capital, capital expenditures, acquisitions and repayment of debt. (more…)

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Davis Polk advised Banco Santander Chile in connection with its cash tender offer for up to $558,957,000 combined aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 3.875% senior fixed-rate notes due 2022 and its senior floating-rate notes due 2018. (more…)

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Davis Polk advised the initial purchasers in connection with a Rule 144A offering by NuVasive, Inc. (“NuVasive”) of $650 million aggregate principal amount of its 2.25% convertible senior notes due 2021, which included $100 million aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes issued pursuant to the exercise in full of the initial purchasers’ over-allotment option. (more…)

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Cooley advised the underwriters on Syndax’s $57.7 million initial public offering. The company now trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “SNDX.” (more…)

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