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Report Puts Too Faced Sale at $500M

General Atlantic in New York said it acquired a majority stake in Irvine-based Too Faced Cosmetics from Weston Presidio for an undisclosed amount.

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Quiksilver Director Cites Freeze-Out in Resignation

A director of Huntington Beach-based Quiksilver Inc. has resigned from the apparel maker and retailer’s board, contending she was excluded from the body’s decision making.

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Ups, Downs on May Sales for OC Auto Brands

Two of the four Orange County-based automakers beat the national sales pace for new vehicles in May, according to New Jersey-based market researcher Autodata Corp.

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Boot Barn to Buy Kansas Retailer

Shares of Boot Barn Holdings Inc. in Irvine rose 10.6% to $27 and a market value of $695 million after it announced an agreement to buy western apparel and footwear retailer Sheplers Inc. for $147 million.

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Slapfish to Add Three in OC

Fountain Valley-based Slapfish Franchise LLC plans to add three franchised OC locations of the fast-casual seafood restaurant chain to the four it has opened or planned here.

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Boot Barn Up on Sales, Earnings

Boot Barn Holdings Inc. reported increases in revenue and earnings for the fourth quarter and full fiscal 2015, sending its shares up more than 6% to a market value of about $620 million in trading Friday.

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PacSun Shares Down on Q1 Numbers

Shares of Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. were down about 11% in Friday trading to a $110 million market cap as the Anaheim-based apparel retailer reported lower-than-expected revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2015.

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Tilly’s Shares Fall on Mixed Q1

Tilly’s Inc. beat Wall Street expectations on earnings but slipped on revenue in the first quarter of its fiscal 2015, and shares fell more than 23% in Thursday trading.

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Autobytel Buys Competitor

Autobytel Inc. shares were up about 30% to a market value of $185 million after the Irvine-based automotive marketing company said it acquired Dealix Corp. from CDK Global Inc. in Hoffman Estates, Ill. for $25 million.

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El Pollo Loco Sets Dallas Plan

El Pollo Loco said it plans at least 20 restaurants for a previously announced expansion into Dallas, to include seven franchised by an affiliate of local family office, Henry Investment Group.

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Hot Dog Chain Sponsors Indy Racer

Wienerschnitzel said it will sponsor race car driver J.R. Hildebrand in Sunday's Indianapolis 500.

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OC Auto Sales Up in April

Orange County auto dealers sold 14,888 vehicles in April, an 8.1% increase from the same period last year, according to the Newport Beach-based Orange County Automobile Dealers Association.

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El Pollo Loco Down on Comps, Guidance

Shares in Costa Mesa-based El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. fell about 11% in after-hours trading as same store sales growth slowed and the fast food chicken chain offered tepid full-year earnings guidance.

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Tesla to Open Buena Park Location

Tesla Motors Inc. plans to open a showroom and a service center in Buena Park this summer, its second in Orange County.