Orange County Business Journal


Recent and archived news stories on: Banks, Credit Unions, Mortgage Lending, SBA, Stocks/Bonds, Venture Capital, Wealth Management...
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Smith Micro in 2-Fold Panasonic Deal

TECHNOLOGY: Lines up new customer, reseller with pact

Smith Micro Software Inc. landed a deal that makes Japanese conglomerate Panasonic Corp. a customer and reseller for the Aliso Viejo-based software maker.

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CoreLogic Comeback

Data Analytics Provider’s Market Value Tops $3B, Critics Turn Quiet

Frank Martell has helped oversee one of Orange County’s biggest turnaround stories over the past 2 ½ years.

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International Man of Mastery

Fluidmaster CFO on to Challenges in Slovenia

Fluidmaster Inc. has been busy solidifying its presence in the international market.

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Behind the Scenes in Service

Number Cruncher at OC’s Goodwill Industries Helps Manage Swath of Businesses

Donald Voska is a generalist.

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First American in $155M Deal for Data Firm

Santa Ana-based First American Financial Corp. said it’s paying $155 million to buy Interthinx Inc., an Agoura Hills-based provider of mortgage-loan-related data.

Data Specialist BlueCava Raises $13M

Irvine-based marketing data specialist BlueCava Inc. recently raised $13 million in a second round of funding.

I-Flow Moves From Lake Forest to Irvine

Dallas-based Kimberly-Clark Corp. said its I-Flow LLC business unit moved from Lake Forest to the Discovery Business Center in Irvine.

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Sunwest Acquires Bank in Idaho

Sunwest Bank in Irvine acquired the assets and deposits of Syringa Bank, a Boise, Idaho-based bank that was closed by the state Department of Finance on Jan. 31.

Amazon Adds in OC With Double Helix Buy Inc. has boosted its presence in Orange County with the acquisition of Irvine-based video game maker Double Helix Games.

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Other items of interest in the Orange County Business Journal

The parent of Costa Mesa-based apparel company RVCA said it signed a new contract with founder and President Pat Tenore.

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Q&A Healthcare - Nurse Shortage

The shortage of registered nurses was one of the hottest topics in the Orange County and California healthcare sector in the late 1990s and early to mid-2000s.

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French-Inspired Estate in Newport Coast for $14M

Has Theater, Wine Cellar, Professional Landscaping

The French-inspired estate at 1 Premier Point in Newport Coast has professionally designed gardens that lead to the front entry, where visitors enter a marble-floored foyer with soaring ceilings and marble columns.

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Edwards’ Next-Generation Valve Gets European Nod

Sapien 3 Sports Cuff to Stop Leaks, Cut Problems

Irvine-based Edwards Lifesciences Corp. is adding another product to its less-invasive replacement heart valve lineup.

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Lighting Co. Adds to Anaheim Manufacturing Base

Intense Lighting Stays Local, Gets Larger HQ

Intense Lighting LLC, an Anaheim-based maker of interior and exterior lighting products, is expanding big in its hometown.

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Commercial Construction Regained Some Momentum in Q3


Commercial property under construction in Orange County totaled nearly 2.8 million square feet at the end of the third quarter.

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TowerJazz Snags Big Contract With U.S. Air Force

Five-Year Deal to Boost Infrared Sensor Research

An unassuming office building on Jamboree Road in Newport Beach houses critical assets for the country’s national defense.

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Feb. 10-19, 2014

A listing of business events happening all around Orange County.

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Mixed Q4 for Blizzard

Irvine-based video game maker Blizzard Entertainment Inc. on Thursday reported mixed results in the fourth quarter as sales dipped and operating profits rose.

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Amazon in Deal for OC Game Maker Inc. has boosted its presence in Orange County with the acquisition of Irvine-based video game maker Double Helix Games.

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Lake Forest Mortgage Company Buys in L.A.

Lake Forest-based mortgage lender Crossline Capital Inc. has acquired Medallion Mortgage Co. in Agoura Hills on undisclosed terms.

REAL ESTATE DEALS - Jan. 6, 2014

Sales and leases of offices, industrial buildings, retail space and apartments.

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Barney & Barney Acquired by Marsh Subsidiary

Barney & Barney LLC, a San Diego-based insurance brokerage firm with offices in Aliso Viejo and Northern California, has been acquired by Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC on undisclosed terms.

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Sunwest Buys Failed Bank in Idaho

Sunwest Bank in Irvine has acquired the assets and deposits of Syringa Bank, a Boise, Idaho-based bank that was closed by the state Department of Finance last week.

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Confie Buys in Texas

Huntington Beach-based Confie Seguros Insurance Services has acquired 1 Stop Financial Service Centers of America in Round Rock, Texas.

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KorAm Contribution

97,000 Residents, 9,000 Businesses, $2.6B in Revenue—and Growing in OC

A special initiative under way in Buena Park by one of the largest banks in the U.S. is the latest reflection of the significant concentration of Korean-American businesses in Orange County.