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Canada Company Wants Wet Seal IP

The YM Inc. Group of Cos. in Toronto posted a $1.5 million stalking-horse bid for Wet Seal LLC’s intellectual property, according to documents filed today in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

By Mediha DiMartino February 28, 2017 5:56 p.m. share »
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New Chief Creative for Mazda Ad Shop

Mazda North American Operations’ advertising agency of record hired Erich Funke as chief creative officer, effective March 6.

By Mediha DiMartino February 27, 2017 3:51 p.m. share »
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Alteryx Files for IPO

Irvine-based analytics software maker Alteryx Inc. aims to raise $75 million in an initial public offering, according to a filing late Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

By Chris Casacchia February 27, 2017 10:18 a.m. share »
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AMO Now J&J Vision

Johnson & Johnson completed its $4.3 billion acquisition of Abbott Medical Optics Inc., a Santa Ana-based former subsidiary of Abbott Laboratories.

By Sherry Hsieh February 27, 2017 9:59 a.m. share »
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Kaiser Tops Expectations

Kaiser Aluminum Corp. beat Wall Street expectations on revenue and earnings for the fourth quarter and full year.

By Mediha DiMartino February 21, 2017 3:35 p.m. share »
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Avenu Medical Raises $13M

Avenu Medical Inc. in San Juan Capistrano has raised about $13.1 million through private placement, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

By Sherry Hsieh February 20, 2017 10:26 a.m. share »
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Vans’ Revenue Tops for VF Corp.

Annual revenue at Vans Inc. climbed 6% to $2.3 billion in 2016, making it the largest and fastest growing brand for parent VF Corp.

February 20, 2017 9:52 a.m. share »
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New GM for Element Skateboards

Element Skateboards Inc. in Irvine named David Brooks its new global general manager, the brand’s top executive position.

By Mediha DiMartino February 16, 2017 5:13 p.m. share »
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Sunstone Sells Fairmont for $125M

Hotel REIT Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. in Aliso Viejo sold Fairmont Newport Beach for $125 million.

By Paul Hughes February 13, 2017 2:35 p.m. share »
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Joe DeFranco Dies at 94

Longtime business executive and bon vivant Joseph DeFranco died Sunday at his home in Newport Beach at the age of 94.

By Paul Hughes February 13, 2017 10:54 a.m. share »
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$2.47B Allergan Buy Adds in Irvine

Allergan PLC announced that it will buy Pleasanton-based Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc.’s CoolSculpting System for $2.47 billion, or $56.50 per share, in a transaction that’s expected to be completed in the second half of 2017.

By Sherry Hsieh February 13, 2017 10:30 a.m. share »
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Volcom Down in 2016

Costa Mesa-based Volcom Inc. posted $256.8 million in 2016 revenue, a 13.5% decrease from the prior year, according to Kering S.A., its Paris-based parent.

By Mediha DiMartino February 10, 2017 1:23 p.m. share »
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WD Bids on Toshiba Unit

Irvine-based storage products maker Western Digital Corp. has placed a bid for a minority stake in Toshiba Corp.’s flash memory business, according to media reports.

By Chris Casacchia February 8, 2017 2:05 p.m. share »
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Rossignol Buys Irvine Bike Maker

Skis Rossignol S.A. in Grenoble, France, bought Felt Racing LLC in Irvine on undisclosed terms.

By Paul Hughes February 3, 2017 6 a.m. share »
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Wet Seal Files for BK Again

Wet Seal LLC in Irvine filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday, and is taking steps to liquidate its assets.

By Mediha DiMartino February 2, 2017 4:33 p.m. share »