FINANCE

Ensign Beefs Up Nevada Business

Ensign Group Inc. in Mission Viejo acquired Comfort Hospice Care, a hospice provider serving Las Vegas, Pahrump and surrounding communities in Southern Nevada.

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American Vanguard Buys Non-Crop Co.

AMVAC Chemical Corp., a subsidiary of American Vanguard Corp. in Newport Beach, bought OHP Inc. in Mainland, Pa., on undisclosed terms.

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Hyundai Connects With AutoGravity App

Hyundai Capital America, with operations in Newport Beach and Irvine, joined the AutoGravity car shopping and financing platform.

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Metal Processor Buys Division

All Metals Processing of Orange County LLC acquired Triumph Processing-Embee Division Inc. from its parent, Berwyn, Pa.-based Triumph Group Inc., on undisclosed terms.

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Sonendo Raises $50M

Sonendo Inc. in Laguna Hills raised $50 million in a growth investment round by New York private equity firm General Atlantic.

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Green Grant to PBS SoCal

Costa Mesa-based PBS SoCal KOCE is one of five public stations that’s been awarded a grant by Washington, D.C.-based The Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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Unemployment Remains 4.2%

Orange County’s unadjusted unemployment rate was 4.2% in August, unchanged from July and below the 4.3% reported for the same period last year, the state Employment Development Department said.

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UCI Gets Another $1M

The University of California-Irvine announced today that it received a second $1 million gift from the estate of Christian Werner, the late professor emeritus of geography and former dean of the School of Social Sciences.

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Chapman Law gets $1.1M

Chapman University said today its Dale E. Fowler School of Law received a $1.125 million gift from Newport Beach-based law firm, Bergener Mirejovsky APC.

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UCI Gets Most of $8M Grant

University of California-Irvine said today the National Science Foundation awarded $8 million to a UCI-led consortium to develop a system that can restore walking ability and sensation in individuals with spinal cord injuries.

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Lazy Dog to Sacramento

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar will open two locations in the Sacramento market.

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Jannard Partners Up in ‘Disruptive’ Smartphone Venture

Red Digital Cinema Camera Co. in Irvine said its upcoming smartphone will be developed in partnership with Menlo Park-based Leia Inc.

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Khanna Sells Venice Hotel

Khanna Enterprises Ltd. in Irvine sold the 12-story, 250-room Custom Hotel in the Westchester area of Los Angeles for more than $40 million, or at least $160,000 per room.

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Peregrine Gives Back Some Gains

Shares in Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Tustin rose 12% in intraday trading Monday and rose another 4% after hours on a nearly four-fold increase in revenue and a sharply lower quarterly loss; trading volume on the day was three times its 90-day average. In Tuesday midday trading the drugmaker gave back some of those gains.

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Ducommun Closes HB Buy

Santa Ana-based aerospace manufacturer Ducommun Inc. closed its $60 million cash buy of LS Holdings Company LLC, the company said today.

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Chronicling the Slide of Acacia

TECHNOLOGY: Patent enforcement ‘not what it used to be’

Acacia Research Corp.’s prolonged downward spiral on Wall Street has been propelled by recent changes in intellectual property rights and litigation.

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J&J Vision Buys Dry Eye Platform

Santa Ana-based Johnson & Johnson Vision completed its acquisition of TearScience Inc. in Morrisville, N.C. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

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Advantage Buys in Fla.

Irvine-based Advantage Solutions acquired Data Council in Jacksonville, Fla., on undisclosed terms.

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Former Exec Sues Banc of California

Jeffrey T. Seabold, who was involved in a controversial transaction while with Banc of California Inc. (NYSE: BANC), has left the Santa Ana-based bank and is suing it for wrongful termination.

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BJ’s Enters S.C., to add Mich.

BJ’s Restaurants Inc. added a location in Columbia, S.C., its first in the state and eighth new restaurant this year. It plans two more new restaurants in 2017, including its first in Michigan.

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Rockwell in $30B Sale to UTC

The local units of Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based Rockwell Collins Inc. could be in line for another shakeup in the wake of its planned $30 billion sale to United Technologies Corp.

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Collegewise gets Singapore Partner

Singapore-based ChangedEdu invested in Irvine-based Collegewise, according to Collegewise.

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Spanos Family Gives 500K for Harvey

The Los Angeles Chargers and owners the Spanos family on Friday announced a $500K donation for Hurricane Harvey victims.

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HB Insurance Firm Names CEO

Confie, a Huntington Beach-based national insurance distribution company with $500 million in annual sales, named Cesar Soriano as chief executive officer, effective immediately.

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Banc of California Hires CFO

Banc of California Inc. (NYSE: BANC), the largest bank by assets based in Orange County, hired a chief financial officer after an almost year-long search.

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