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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.
California State University Fullerton will recognize SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union for its $500,000 naming gift to the College of Education’s Center for Creativity and Critical Thinking during a March 5 event at the university’s Pollak Library.
Anaheim-based boat maker Willard Marine Inc. is “recreating itself.”
Jay Burress had a lot of good news to go over on his first full year as president and CEO of the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau.
EDUCATION: $5M for center to speed up commercialization
University of California, Irvine, is creating a new campuswide center that aims to speed up commercialization of its research and support technology development.
Cypress-based Yamaha Motor Corp. USA chose two local ad shops to handle its advertising, ending a three-month review for the national account.
Chase Bank is laying off 168 employees from its mortgage operations in Irvine by early March.
In Music Festival Again, Releases Documentary
Cypress-based Vans Inc. is returning to this year’s SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas.
Pelican Hill Executive Chef Leads With Strength, Smiles
Our Chef of the Year, Jean-Pierre Dubray, has been engaging the public in appreciation of gorgeously showcased and inherently delicious food for more than three decades.
Trio of Restaurants Get Fifi’s Seal of Approval
There’s so much happening at The Resort at Pelican Hill all during the year. I’ll try to capsulize it but nevertheless want to bring you the best of the resort.