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Asics America Corp. said it surpassed $1 billion in net sales for the first time last year, a 14.9% year-over-year increase, and expects about 14% growth in 2015.
A trend that has run about six months continued in January at John Wayne Airport as the facility saw increased passenger counts on fewer commercial flights.
San Clemente-based DealerSocket Inc. has acquired a Rancho Santa Margarita company that specializes in software for car dealerships.
Shares of Ingram Micro Inc. dipped after markets closed Thursday, and continued to decline in midday trading Friday, as the Santa Ana company provided revenue and profit targets in the current quarter below Wall Street expectations.
Shares of Emulex Corp. soared this morning in the first trading session since the Costa Mesa-based networking equipment maker announced it would be acquired for $606 million by Avago Technologies Ltd.
A Tokyo-based restaurant operator said it would open franchises of Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp. in Japan.
Pacific World Corp. in Aliso Viejo is up for sale, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Newport Beach IT services provider Bitcentral Inc. has acquired a Connecticut software maker that specializes in broadcast automation systems for the media industry.
Toba Capital Management in Newport Beach has invested $4 million in Irvine-based True Drinks Inc.
Newport Beach-based private equity firm Solis Capital Partners LLC has invested in ICOM North America.
The Orange County/Inland Empire Small Business Development Center at California State University-Fullerton plans to focus on Latino-American business owners with its third site here.
Allergan Inc. Chief Executive David Pyott is in line for a severance payment of $100 million as a result of Actavis PLC’s pending buy of the Irvine-based drug maker, according to a federal filing.
Bethesda, Md.-based DiamondRock Hospitality Co. said it has bought the Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach for $58.5 million.
Irvine-based software company Mavenlink Inc. has raised $19 million in a recent funding round.
Entrepreneur Media Inc. in Irvine has invested in AlleyNYC, a company that leases shared work spaces on an hourly basis.
Corinthian Colleges Inc. got a reprieve from the California Student Aid Commission for one of its subsidiaries in the state, but its division in Canada filed for bankruptcy protection there after regulators closed the local campuses, according to news reports.
ECONOMY: Inventories, air shipments help blunt effects so far
Most Orange County-based companies that rely on seaborne shipments have so far managed to work around the labor dispute that’s jamming West Coast ports.
Adoption of Electronic Medical Records Prompts Diversification at Software Maker
Quality Systems Inc. has gone from darling to diversification, and the shift in gears looks to be giving the Irvine-based medical software maker and its shares a shot in the arm.
APPAREL: Expects to near $3 billion in sales by 2017
Kevin Bailey’s goals for Vans Inc. seem quite ambitious.
REAL ESTATE: Top builders in area combine to top 4,000 mark in 2014
More than $3.5 billion was spent on new homes in Orange County last year as the area’s busiest builders reported the most sales here in a decade.
Irvine Ranch, Pavilion Park, RMV Counter Nat’l Trend
Sales at Orange County’s best-selling masterplanned residential developments showed no signs of slowing last year and are poised for more growth this year, despite a cooling trend across much of the country.
Less Risk, Fast Sales Appeal to Publicly Traded Firms
Orange County’s largest masterplanned developments are driving a bulk of the recent new-home sales in the region, but plenty of builders are also finding success buying land for residential projects off the beaten path.
HEALTHCARE: Name better known than buyer in $71B deal
Actavis PLC’s recent decision to take on the name and ticker symbol of Allergan Inc. after it completes its $70 billion acquisition of the Irvine-based drugmaker next month brought plaudits from the local business community, where the move was hailed as a worthy acknowledgment and good business sense.
REAL ESTATE: Four offices total 365,000 square feet
Menlo Equities LLC has added four more offices to its already sizable holdings in Foothill Ranch and Lake Forest, in a pair of acquisitions valued at more than $60 million.
San Clemente-based Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing Co. plans to mine the fast-casual trend as it also expands its full-service restaurants.