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A Swiss commercial printing equipment maker has established its North American headquarters in Laguna Niguel.
ECONOMY: 5.5% increase in sales; 2.2% gain on OC jobs
The biggest minority-owned businesses based in Orange County combined for $12.8 billion in revenue last year, a 5.5% increase from a year earlier.
Hotel Conference Producers Take Bow at Austin Film Festival
There’s no business like show business, suggests the popular tune by Irving Berlin.
HOSPITALITY: Hotel operator looks to grow management services
Investing in coastal properties has been a no-brainer for Pacifica Hotels ever since 1993, when it got started in Santa Barbara as the hotel investment and management wing of private equity firm Invest West Financial Corp.
Eric Spangenberg must be feeling plenty flattered over the recruiting job done by UCI to land him as dean for its Paul Merage School of Business.
HEALTHCARE: $5M paves way for more advanced trials
A new center for cancer research and clinical trials at the University of California, Irvine, has the potential to give patients who want to use advanced therapies a chance to stay in Orange County for treatments.
MARKETING: 27-year-old Costa Mesa agency goes quiet
A midday knock on Marshall Advertising & Design’s front door last week went unanswered. So were calls to the Costa Mesa-based advertising agency. And its website was also down.
Banc of California in Irvine acquired RenovationReady in Greenwood Village, Colo. on undisclosed terms. RenovationReady provides home-renovation lending services. Its president and co-founder, Jim Fraser, will join the bank as senior vice president and director of construction and renovation lending.
In 70 Theaters Around the World, Previewed Online
Volcom Inc. released “True To This,” an original feature film that “captures the energy and artistry of board-riding in its purest forms.”
Number of Deals Down 11% in U.S.; Total Value Up
The pace of merger-and-acquisition activity by Orange County businesses rose by about 3% in 2013, capping the year at 310 deals.
Transactions in the Billions Result From Clients’ Trust
Orange County’s merger-and-acquisition lawyers stayed busy last year with a steady flow of deals that included well-watched transactions and a good number of local businesses buying and selling.
Los Angeles-based law firm Irell & Manella LLP has named Michael Ermer the new managing partner for its Orange County office.
The University of California, Irvine, has named Eric Spangenberg as dean of its Paul Merage School of Business.
Taco Bell Corp. Chief Executive Greg Creed will be the “distinguished executive speaker” at UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business graduation ceremony on June 16 at the Bren Events Center.
Global law firm Latham & Watkins LLP has named Michele Johnson managing partner for its Orange County office.