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Allergan Inc., the Irvine drug maker that is now part of Dublin-based Actavis Plc., has ended its court fight with Canada-based Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. and activist investor Bill Ackman’s New York City-based Pershing Square Capital Management LP.
Irvine-based LAG Fit Inc. has acquired a franchised chain of 35 pilates studios in the U.S. and Australia from a competitor in Del Mar.
Quick Bridge Funding LLC, an alternative lender specializing in short-term financing, has moved its headquarters from Orange to Irvine, taking 17,000 square feet at Market Place Center.
San Clemente-based CareTrust REIT Inc. said today that it bought a nursing home in Washington state for $9.1 million.
Irvine-based Habit Restaurants Inc. said it would offer up to 5.75 million shares of its Class A common stock owned by various stockholders, including some officers and directors, for sale beginning April 10 and expected to close April 15.
Aliso Viejo-based Ambry Genetics Corp. acquired Delray Beach, Fla-based Progeny Software LLC for an undisclosed price.
The convicted bank robber who stole the identity—and a $1.4 million tax refund—of Irvine Company Chairman Donald Bren was sentenced to time served, restitution and supervised release, according to court records.
Prudential Real Estate Investors said it has acquired a 75% stake in Huntington Beach's Bella Terra Shopping Center.
American Vanguard Corp., a Newport Beach-based maker of specialty chemicals and agriculture products, has acquired the European insecticide business assets of Adama Agricultural Solutions Ltd.
Aliso Viejo-based Johnny Rockets has signed a deal to franchise 100 restaurants in China over the next 10 years, with the first set to open next year in either Shanghai or Beijing.
Newport Beach-based Alliant Insurance Services Inc. has acquired North Idaho Insurance LLC on undisclosed terms.
Irvine-based Habit Restaurants Inc. said in a regulatory filing March 24 that Boston-based Numeric Investors LLC, an affiliate of London-based Man Group Plc, bought about 477,000 shares of the burger chain’s Class A common stock.
California State University-Fullerton President Mildred Garcia has been named to a national commission formed to find “practical solutions” to the increasing cost of a college education, the university said.
Gavin Herbert, Sr., has put a $75 million price tag on the 5.5-acre estate in San Clemente that once served as President Richard Nixon’s “Western White House”, according to the Wall Street Journal.
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Christopher S. Sontchi today in Delaware approved the sale of Wet Seal Inc. to private equity firm Mador Lending LLC.
Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp. has set an April 21 opening for its first restaurant in Japan under a franchising deal with Tokyo-based Asrapport Dining Co. Ltd., according to the Wall Street Journal.
Huntington Beach-based Confie Seguros Insurance Services has acquired three brokerages on the East Coast.
David Pyott, the former chief executive of Irvine-based Allergan Inc., converted stock to a total of $534 million in cash following Allergan’s $72.5 billion acquisition by Actavis Plc, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
Costa Mesa-based real estate developer and private equity firm PDC Capital Group LLC has acquired ZGlobal Southern California EB-5 Investment Regional Center.
The Innovation Institute in La Palma, founded with an investment from Irvine-based St. Joseph Health, said today that Children’s Hospital of Orange County has become its third member and investor.
A University of California-Irvine researcher has been awarded $5 million to develop stem cell treatments for Huntington’s disease, the university said.
Anaheim Hills-based investment firm Metrix Capital Group LLC has provided an undisclosed amount of growth capital to Superior Water Technologies Inc. in Irvine.
Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. beat analysts’ expectations for the fourth quarter, which ended Jan. 31, before its stock fell about 2% to $2.82 and a market value of about $195 million in midday trading Thursday
Shares of Kofax Ltd. soared in afterhours trading today after the Irvine-based software maker announced it would be sold for $1 billion to Lexmark International Inc. in Lexington, Ky.
Dana Point-based communications company SimpleSignal Inc. has agreed to sell for $25.3 million to Vonage Holdings Corp., a Holmdel, N.J.-based provider of telephone services via broadband connection.