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General Solicitation and General Advertising: The SEC Weighs in on Rules 502(c) and 506(b)

In this video, corporate partner Udi Grofman, co-head of Paul, Weiss's Private Funds Practice Group, explains key points from the SEC's recent guidance on general solicitation and general advertising.

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Diamond Resorts to Be Acquired by Funds Affiliated With Apollo

As reported by The Wall Street JournalBloomberg and other media outlets, Diamond Resorts International, Inc. announced on June 29 that it has agreed to be acquired by affiliates of funds managed by Paul, Weiss client Apollo Global Management, LLC for $30.25 per share, or approximately $2.2 billion.

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Sprott Asset Management Completes Acquisition of Central GoldTrust

Paul, Weiss client Sprott Asset Management LP, a Toronto-based alternative asset manager, announced the completion of its unsolicited takeover bid to acquire all of the outstanding units of Central GoldTrust in exchange for units of Sprott Physical Gold Trust on a net asset value to net asset value basis.

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Edelman Financial Services Sells Majority Stake to Hellman & Friedman

Edelman Financial Services (EFS), one of the nation's largest independent financial planning firms, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by affiliates of Hellman & Friedman LLC (H&F), a private equity investment firm, from Lee Equity Partners.

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Sterling Group Holds Closing of $1.2 Billion Buyout Fund

Paul, Weiss client The Sterling Group, L.P. announced the closing of Sterling Group Partners IV, a fund with aggregate investor commitments of $1.25 billion that will primarily target corporate carve-outs and family businesses in the industrial sector of the middle market.

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Second Circuit Rules for Defendants in Landmark Insider Trading Case

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has issued a long-anticipated ruling dismissing with prejudice indictments against two insider trading defendants in United States v. Newman. The ruling likely will have major ramifications for the future prosecutions of insider trading cases in the Second Circuit.

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Legal 500 U.S. Names Paul, Weiss Private Equity Funds Law Firm of the Year

Paul, Weiss was named Law Firm of the Year in the Private Equity Funds category by The Legal 500 United States Awards 2014. Paul, Weiss was also the only firm shortlisted in both the Private Equity Funds and the Alternative/Hedge Fund categories. The awards recognize the best in-house and private practice teams and individuals over the past 12 months based on more than 50,000 interviews and comprehensive research into the U.S. legal market. The winners will be honored at an exclusive event in New York City on September 24.

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