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Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro Inc. has acquired two companies that add to its higher-margin and growing recycling and mobile services business.
Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp.’s parent company plans to sell franchise rights in parts of India to three private equity firms, a news report in that country said.
California State University-Fullerton named Mark Costa, Bill Cheney and Ingrid Otero-Smart to its philanthropic foundation’s board of governors.
Founders of the Column Five Inc. ad agency said they have secured $2.15 million in seed money to grow their side endeavor, Visage Inc. in Irvine.
Allergan Plc will buy Westlake Village, Calif.-based Kythera Biopharmaceuticals Inc. for cash and stock valued at $2.1 billion.
Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro Inc. has furthered its reach in the Middle East by acquiring the assets of Arabian Applied Technology, the largest value-added reseller in Saudi Arabia.
Irvine-based Habit Restaurants Inc. plans to open its first restaurant in Florida on June 24 in Delray Beach.
Advantage Sales and Marketing LLC said it has made an investment in Smollan Group in Johannesburg, South Africa, on undisclosed terms.
Costa Mesa-based El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc.’s signed its system’s largest franchisee to open six restaurants in Utah by 2018.
Business litigators Michael Katz and Adrianne Marshack have joined trial law firm Greenberg Gross LLP in Costa Mesa.
Irvine-based technology non-profit The Portal plans to create 100 internships this year for college students to work in local startups and other businesses.
Incipio Technologies Inc. in Irvine has acquired ClamCase LLC, a Michigan-based designer and manufacturer of keyboard cases for the iPad family of tablets.
Newport Beach-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts promoted four people to a senior executive team, which includes three new positions.
Jinsong Ni isn’t too worried about the pink slip he got from Allergan last week, perhaps because he has a PhD in chemistry and years of experience on the nonclinical side of the drugmaker’s R&D—the sort of early-stage investments it pledged to cut at its Irvine HQ amid a hostile takeover bid by Valeant last year.
MARKETING: One-time vendor now basis of push on big data
Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC in Irvine got started on plans for a digital technology division with the acquisition of Bentonville, Ark.-based Atlas Technology Group Inc. on undisclosed terms.