St. Paul, Minn.-based EnteroMedics Inc. acquired ReShape Medical Inc. in San Clemente for $61 million cash and stock.
Allergan PLC received Food and Drug Administration approval to use Botox to temporarily reduce moderate to severe forehead lines.
CareTrust REIT Inc. of San Clemente completed a two-stage acquisition comprised of seven skilled nursing facilities in Idaho.
The 12-year-old creator of a skateboard that fits into school lockers and backpacks received a $65,000 investment from Sir Richard Branson for a 20% stake in a company he created with his parents on the season premiere of “Shark Tank,” last night.
Biolase Inc. plans to raise up to $12 million with a rights offering to current shareholders.
Opkix Inc. in Costa Mesa said it raised $5.4 million in Series A funding, and it now has a value of $90 million.
Irvine-based Pacific Hospitality Group has sold of one of its high-end hotel properties, Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara County.
Shares of CalAmp Corp. (Nasdaq: CAMP), an Irvine-based maker of Internet-connected products, rose as much as 9.3% after reporting fiscal second-quarter revenue that topped analyst estimates.
Chapman University said a $20 million gift from the Los Angeles-based W. M. Keck Foundation will name a future science building at its main campus in Orange as the Keck Center for Science and Engineering.
Anaheim-based MeriCal LLC, which makes probiotics and other dietary supplements, will acquire Global Health Industries in Ogden, Utah.
Ensign Group Inc. in Mission Viejo acquired Comfort Hospice Care, a hospice provider serving Las Vegas, Pahrump and surrounding communities in Southern Nevada.
AMVAC Chemical Corp., a subsidiary of American Vanguard Corp. in Newport Beach, bought OHP Inc. in Mainland, Pa., on undisclosed terms.
Hyundai Capital America, with operations in Newport Beach and Irvine, joined the AutoGravity car shopping and financing platform.
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.
Sonendo Inc. in Laguna Hills raised $50 million in a growth investment round by New York private equity firm General Atlantic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Red Digital Cinema Camera Co. in Irvine said its upcoming smartphone will be developed in partnership with Menlo Park-based Leia Inc.
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.
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.
Santa Ana-based aerospace manufacturer Ducommun Inc. closed its $60 million cash buy of LS Holdings Company LLC, the company said today.