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Report: Advantage Sales & Marketing On Sales Block

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.

By Kari Hamanaka April 9, 2014 noon   Share
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Irvine Call-Center Operator Expands Into Honduras

Irvine-based call-center operator Alorica Inc. is opening an office in Honduras to support increasing business opportunities there.

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New CMO for Vans

Cypress-based Vans Inc. has hired Fara Howard as its new global vice president of marketing.

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Irvine Snack Maker Brings President from Japan

Irvine-based confectionary company Ezaki Glico USA Corp. has named Shunsuke Nakai its new president.

Company Fuels Growth on Nuclear Energy Waste

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.

Big Data Can Be Game Changer With Help

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.”

New Arrival Aims to Grow on OC Lifesciences Sectors

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.

Advantage Sales to Go on Auction Block?

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.

Ad Agencies’ Revenues Up 5.7% on Client Spending

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.

Commercial Printers Grow Revenue 4% to $558.7M

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.

Taco Bell Breakfast Menu Ads Co-Opt Rival’s Mascot

Social Media Spat With McDonald’s Continues

Taco Bell Corp. is making sure its waffle tacos and 12 other new menu items are getting noticed, giving its breakfast rollout the “largest advertising campaign to date” and keeping up a social media skirmish with the granddaddy of all fast-food chains.

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Irvine Software Firm Draws Palo Alto Private Equity

A private equity firm in Palo Alto has acquired a majority stake in Irvine-based software developer AutoAlert Inc. Terms of HGGC LLC’s investment weren't disclosed.

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Anaheim Food Company Plans New Ohio Facility

Anaheim-based food packaging company L&L Foods Inc. is planning to open a $3.1 million distribution facility in Wilmington, Ohio.

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Florida Company Buys Irvine IT Unit

An information technology provider in Florida has acquired the Irvine operations of Reston, Va.-based GovPlace, which sells IT equipment and related services to local, state and federal government agencies.

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Irvine Investor Adds RSM Restaurant

Irvine-based American Restaurant Holdings Inc., an investor in restaurants and food manufacturing companies, has acquired Canyon Fireside Grille on undisclosed terms.