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ReShape Raises $2M

San Clemente-based medical device maker ReShape Medical Inc. has raised $2 million, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

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Seven Honored for Entrepreneurship

Members of the Orange County business community celebrated seven winners during a luncheon Wednesday for the Business Journal’s 14th Annual Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards.

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Ingram Buys in South America

Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro Inc. said it bought businesses in Peru and Chile from Clearwater, Fla.-based Tech Data Corp., on undisclosed terms.

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Microsemi in $389M Deal

Microsemi Corp. has agreed to acquire Camarillo-based networking chip maker Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. for $389 million.

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Edwards Up on Heart Valve Studies

Irvine-based Edwards Lifesciences Corp.’s shares rose today on positive results from several studies of less-invasive heart valves.

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Peri, Olloclip Part of Amazon Launch

At least two Orange County consumer electronics makers will get prime positioning on Amazon.com Inc.’s new marketplace launched today.

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Kareo Buys San Francisco Company

Irvine-based Kareo Inc. said today that it bought San Francisco-based DoctorBase Inc. for an undisclosed amount.

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iPourIt Plans to Add Beer Machines

Lake Forest-based iPourIt plans to supply beer vending machines from Alpharetta, Ga.-based Plug in & Pour with its brew-dispensing hardware.

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Allergan Shareholders Vote for Actavis Deal

A majority of Irvine-based Allergan Inc.’s shareholders voted this morning to accept a takeover bid currently valued at $70.7 billion from Actavis PLC.

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Volcom Names Ex-Quiksilver Executive CFO

Costa Mesa-based Volcom Inc. hired Brad Holman as its new chief financial officer.

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SJC Startup in $1M Seed Round

San Juan Capistrano startup GlobeChat has raised nearly $1 million in a seed round as it gets closer to bringing its video and text messaging service to the market.

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Bike Products Maker to Irvine

SureStop moved its headquarters to Irvine from Palo Alto and named consultant Al Nordin its chief executive, according to a news report.

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Socks Company Raises $50M

Stance Inc. in San Clemente raised $50 million from private investors to expand into underwear and open brand stores, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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OC-Based Auto Brands Beat National Sales Pace

All four Orange County-based automakers beat the national pace of sales of new vehicles in February, according to New Jersey-based market researcher Autodata Corp.

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WD Unit Acquires Storage Software Maker

A San Jose-based unit of Western Digital Corp. has acquired a maker of storage software for public and private cloud data centers.