MANUFACTURING

Edwards to Build on Strong Q4

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. finished the year strong, reporting $889 million in fourth-quarter sales, up 16% from a year earlier.

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Arbonne Sold to Paris Beauty Group

Arbonne International LLC in Irvine and a sister company, Nature’s Gate, will be bought by Groupe Rocher on undisclosed terms.

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Irvine Manufacturer Sold for $235M

Irvine-based FMH Aerospace has changed hands for the second time in less than three years.

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AutoGravity Signs Nissan

Irvine-based fintech firm AutoGravity, which provides auto financing through smartphones, signed up another automaker: Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation (NMAC).

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OC Carmakers Up in January

Orange County automakers started the year on a positive note with the exception of Hyundai Motor America and its Genesis brand, which saw January sales decline for the month.

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Coffee Maker Gets Soda Support

KonaRed Corp. in San Clemente will work with L.A. Libations in El Segundo to expand its line of cold brew coffee and other products.

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Search for Missing Boardriders Chief Ends

The search for missing Boardriders Inc. Chief Executive Pierre Agnes -- a three-day scouring of the sea off the Atlantic Coast of France -- has ended, news reports say.

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Aerie Offering Comes in at $74M

Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc. sold 1.3 million shares of common stock for $74 million.

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Restaurant365 Raises Funding from Bessemer

Restaurant365 LLC, an Irvine-based developer of back-office software for restaurants, said it closed a $20 million Series A financing that includes a minority investment from Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Windjammer Sells JWC to Swiss Giant

Windjammer Capital Investors of Newport Beach sold JWC Environmental LLC to Swiss giant Sulzer Ltd. (SIX: SUN) for an enterprise value of $215 million.

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CES 2018: Universal Creates for DISH

Universal Electronics Inc. helped develop a new voice remote control for DISH Network Corp., the Santa Ana-based company said this week in Las Vegas at CES, the nation’s largest electronics trade show.

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Mazda and Toyota to Build $1.6B ‘Bama Plant

Irvine-based Mazda Motor of America Inc. said it planned to open a $1.6 billion manufacturing facility in Huntsville, Ala., in a joint-venture with Toyota Motor Corp.

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CES 2018: D-Link Gets More Connected

D-Link Systems Inc. in Fountain Valley introduced several connected-home devices this week in Las Vegas at the CES consumer electronics show.

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Botox Competitor Files for IPO

Evolus Inc. plans an IPO of up to $75 million, according to documents filed with the SEC Tuesday.

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CES 2018: Insteon Pairs With Google Products

Irvine-based Insteon said its line of connected home devices is compatible with Google Assistant-enabled products, such as Google Home speakers and select Android and Apple smartphones.

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