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REAL ESTATE WATCH: LOS ANGELES COUNTY
The Greater Los Angeles office market had a strong year in 2013, as all real estate indicators had slight year-over-year improvement.
A listing of business events happening all around Orange County.
Irvine-based Hyundai Capital America Inc. is transferring about 85 jobs from Orange County to its existing operations in Atlanta and Dallas while looking to make room for future growth here.
Private equity investor Kodiak Capital Group LLC has agreed to buy up to $5 million worth of common stock from Greenkraft Inc., a Santa Ana-based manufacturer of alternative-fuel automotive products.
A couple of Orange County venture capital firms participated in a $22.1 million funding round for Welltok Inc., a healthcare software company in Denver.
Irvine-based American Restaurant Holdings Inc. is in the midst of closing several more acquisitions on the heels of its purchase of Fronteras Mexican Grill & Cantina in Alhambra last month.
Concert Golf Partners, a Newport Beach-based golf club owner and operator, has acquired Gaillardia Country Club in Oklahoma City by paying off its debts to a couple of banks.
Sales and leases of offices, industrial buildings, retail space and apartments
Lifetime Achievement Winner’s Experience Spells Versatility
Kevin Manion specializes in swooping in with new ideas and plenty of energy for his employer, whether it’s a distributor of wine and spirits, investment firm, produce grower or a national snacks brand.
Private Equity Gives Trade Show Outfit New Vigor
Emerald Expositions Inc. functions like a modern-day matchmaker, setting the mood and bringing interested parties under one roof.
Land in Newport Center that currently holds a car wash is being eyed for a boutique hotel, one of several development projects being proposed for the area around Fashion Island, pending changes to the general plan of the city of Newport Beach.
HEALTHCARE: Plenty of cash, little debt, wider market focus
Put Allergan Inc. down as a big shopper this year, thanks to a full coffer of cash and a corporate credit score that could accommodate as much as $10 billion worth of deals.
RETAIL: Owners to seek new restaurants, spruce up entrances
The Village at Orange is set to undergo more than $15 million in improvements that its new owner hopes will help drive more traffic and encourage longer stays at the mall.
HOSPITALITY: New dining options among upgrades
Several improvement projects are in the works at Balboa Bay Resort and its members-only sister property now known as Balboa Bay Club.
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.
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.
Fluidmaster CFO on to Challenges in Slovenia
Fluidmaster Inc. has been busy solidifying its presence in the international market.
Number Cruncher at OC’s Goodwill Industries Helps Manage Swath of Businesses
Donald Voska is a generalist.
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.
Irvine-based marketing data specialist BlueCava Inc. recently raised $13 million in a second round of funding.
Dallas-based Kimberly-Clark Corp. said its I-Flow LLC business unit moved from Lake Forest to the Discovery Business Center in Irvine.
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.com Inc. has boosted its presence in Orange County with the acquisition of Irvine-based video game maker Double Helix Games.
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.
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.