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The parent of Irvine-based Advantage Sales & Marketing is looking into a sale of the company in a deal that could approach $4 billion, according to a Reuters report.April 9, 2014 noon Share
Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter revenue in line with Wall Street expectations and adjusted profit that beat estimates.
Preferred Hotel Group ended the first quarter with the addition of 29 hotels to its membership roster.
Irvine-based Hitachi Solutions America Ltd. bought Customer Effective in South Carolina on undisclosed terms.
Adventure City amusement park is adding a roller coaster that’s scheduled to open late summer. Rewind Racers, a $2 million coaster, will move both backward and forward. The two-acre park straddles the Stanton and Anaheim city line.
Reporter Jane Yu asked a group of local chief financial officers—among the latest recipients of the Business Journal’s CFO of the Year Awards—how human capital relates to corporate performance and growth. How do companies measure human capital, and how do they assess returns on investment? The CFOs also addressed their plans for human-capital investments. Here are their edited responses.
Search Firms Busy Looking for Harder-to-Find Candidates
Executive search firms in Orange County that specialize in placing finance chiefs are getting stronger demand for their services.
Irvine-based call-center operator Alorica Inc. is opening an office in Honduras to support increasing business opportunities there.
Cypress-based Vans Inc. has hired Fara Howard as its new global vice president of marketing.
Irvine-based confectionary company Ezaki Glico USA Corp. has named Shunsuke Nakai its new president.
SERVICES: WWII leavings, disasters give it valuable foothold
A little-known Irvine company that played a key role in stabilizing a contaminated nuclear power plant in Japan after the earthquake and tsunami three years ago is hunting for more acquisitions to capitalize on a stream of new opportunities.
MARKETING: More companies seek analysis to pinpoint messages
The advertising world was much simpler in the 1800s, when industry pioneer John Wanamaker famously said, “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half.”
SERVICES: Sets engineering, construction base in Irvine
IPS-Integrated Project Services Inc., a multinational engineering and construction firm, is betting on Orange County’s host of medical device and drug makers to stir business opportunities and provide a base for its West Coast expansion.
The parent of Irvine-based Advantage Sales & Marketing was looking into a sale of the company in a deal that could range from $3 billion to $4 billion, according to a Reuters report.
Top Agency With $57.9M, Jobs Up 4.4% to 1,713
Orange County’s advertising agencies posted an estimated 5.7% gain in revenue last year as clients opened their wallets on marketing budgets.
Top of List Little Changed, Mergers in Bottom Half
Orange County-based commercial printers brought in $558.7 million in revenue last year, a 3.9% increase over 2012, according to this week’s Business Journal list.