OC BUSINESS JOURNAL DAILY NEWS
The S&P 500 was down 0.4% to 2,090.27 in midday trading.
Members of the Orange County business community celebrated seven winners during a luncheon Wednesday for the Business Journal’s 14th Annual Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards.
The S&P 500 was up 0.7% to 2,086.62 in midday trading.
David Pyott will remain chair of the Allergan Foundation, according to Actavis PLC, the Ireland-based drug maker that recently wrapped up its $72.5 billion buy of Irvine-based Allergan Inc.
Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro Inc. said it bought businesses in Peru and Chile from Clearwater, Fla.-based Tech Data Corp., on undisclosed terms.
Microsemi Corp. has agreed to acquire Camarillo-based networking chip maker Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. for $389 million.
The Los Angeles Times has been granted a $4.2 million “writ of attachment” against the Orange County Register in Superior Court, according to a news report.
The S&P 500 was about flat at 2,072.08 in midday trading.
Actavis PLC said today that it completed its acquisition of Irvine-based drugmaker Allergan Inc., currently valued at about $72.5 billion.
Costa Mesa-based El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. plans to enter the Dallas market in 2016, part of an expansion plan that calls for growth to a mix of about 40 franchised and company-owned restaurants in Texas over the next several years.
The S&P 500 was up 1.1% to 2,075.04 in midday trading.
Irvine-based Edwards Lifesciences Corp.’s shares rose today on positive results from several studies of less-invasive heart valves.
Santa Ana-based First American Financial Corp. said that its title subsidiary bought TitleVest Holdings Group LLC in New York City on undisclosed terms.
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.
Major indices were down in midday training on a strong dollar and lower oil prices.
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.
Finance and sales veteran Bill Carpou has been named chief executive of Irvine-based nonprofit Octane, which links startups and emerging companies with resources and investors.
Blizzard Entertainment Inc.’s annual fanfest BlizzCon will be held Nov. 6 and Nov. 7 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
The S&P 500 was up 1% to 2,059.93 in midday trading.
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.
Irvine-based Kareo Inc. said today that it bought San Francisco-based DoctorBase Inc. for an undisclosed amount.
The S&P 500 was flat at 2,044.73 in midday trading.
Donald Bren’s Irvine Company owns 97% of the 58-story MetLife building in Manhattan, one of New York City’s best-known skyscrapers, accord to a Bloomberg report.
University of California-Irvine said today that Dr. Howard Federoff will be its new vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, effective July 1.