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Versa Capital Management LLC in Philadelphia has acquired the remnants of Foothill Ranch-based retail chain Wet Seal Inc., according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
Shares in Costa Mesa-based El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. are up about 14% in midday trading to a market cap of $1 billion on positive quarterly and annual numbers delivered after markets closed yesterday.
Chicago-based blank check company Levy Acquisition Corp. plans to buy Lake Forest-based Del Taco Holdings Inc. in a deal that values Del Taco at about $500 million, according to Levy.
At least two Orange County consumer electronics makers will get prime positioning on Amazon.com Inc.’s new marketplace launched today.
Shares in Irvine-based Habit Restaurants Inc. declined in midday trading Wednesday after its most recent quarterly reported showed earnings had declined compared to the same period last year.
Aliso Viejo-based Johnny Rockets named Charles Bruce president and chief executive, the second such senior executive-level move in the past month.
Lake Forest-based iPourIt plans to supply beer vending machines from Alpharetta, Ga.-based Plug in & Pour with its brew-dispensing hardware.
Fox Head Inc. appointed Paul Harrington its new chief executive and director.
Costa Mesa-based Volcom Inc. hired Brad Holman as its new chief financial officer.
SureStop moved its headquarters to Irvine from Palo Alto and named consultant Al Nordin its chief executive, according to a news report.
Advantage Sales and Marketing LLC in Irvine said it acquired The Linkage Group Inc.
Irvine-based Ritual Wellness Inc. said it would merge with San Francisco-based Project Juice under the latter’s name.
Stance Inc. in San Clemente raised $50 million from private investors to expand into underwear and open brand stores, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Emerald Expositions LLC in San Juan Capistrano acquired several tradeshows from New York-based Vendome Group LLC and Macfadden Communications Group LLC.
All four Orange County-based automakers beat the national pace of sales of new vehicles in February, according to New Jersey-based market researcher Autodata Corp.