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$97M Army Contract to Irvine Manufacturer

A manufacturer in Irvine has won a nearly $97 million contract to supply weapon components to the U.S. Army.

By Chris Casacchia August 22, 2016 midnight   $$ Share
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Auto Show Makes Room for Trucks

This year’s Orange County International Auto Show will occupy 25% more room at the Anaheim Convention Center for its Oct. 6-9 run.

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Carrick Capital Buys in Philadelphia

Carrick Capital Partners in Newport Beach has invested $50 million in InstaMed in Philadelphia.

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Online Retailer to Open South Coast Plaza Pop-Up Store

Irvine-based menswear company Combatant Gentlemen next month plans to open a pop-up store at Bloomingdale’s in South Coast Plaza that will remain open throughout the holiday season.

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OCTANe, OC Tech Group to Merge

OCTANe in Aliso Viejo will merge with Orange County Technology Alliance in Mission Viejo.

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Port of Long Beach Gets Interim Chief

The Board of Harbor Commissioners appointed Duane Kenagy interim chief executive at the Port of Long Beach to replace Jon Slangerup, who is leaving Oct. 28 to become chief executive of an aviation technology company in Canada.

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Microsemi’s Peterson to Chapman Board

Chapman University said Microsemi Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive James Peterson has been elected to its Board of Trustees.

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Greenwave Buys Predixion

Irvine-based smart technology provider Greenwave Systems Inc. bought Predixion Software in Aliso Viejo on undisclosed terms.

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Abbott Optics Unit to J&J for $4.3B

Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick, N.J. will buy Abbott Medical Optics in Santa Ana for $4.3 billion in cash. The deal is expected to close early next year.

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Aerie to Offer $125M in Stock

Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc. plans to offer $125 million in stock next week.

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Mapping Software Maker Draws $36M

Irvine-based Digital Map Products, a provider of cloud-based spatial technology, has secured more than $36 million in funding, the company said today.

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Allergan Buys Derma Firm for $639M

Allergan Plc will buy Vitae Pharmaceuticals Inc. for about $639 million.

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Ex-Blizzard Exec in Irvine Startup

Former Blizzard Entertainment Inc. Creative Director Rob Pardo has started a gaming studio in Irvine that aims to build the types of interactive worlds that made his former company a pioneer in the industry.

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KKR Puts $66M in AcuFocus

AcuFocus Inc. in Irvine received $66 million in a funding round led by KKR & Co. LLP in New York.

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Karma Sticker: $130K

Karma Automotive LLC in Costa Mesa set the price for its Revero sports car at $130,000 but it was unclear when the car would be delivered to the 80 buyers who’ve placed initial orders.

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Port of Long Beach Chief to Resign

Port of Long Beach Chief Executive Jon Slangerup will resign Oct. 28 after leading the nation’s second largest port for about two years.