Gerard Widder, new GM of the Irvine Company’s Island Hotel, arrives in Newport Center with experience from several high-end Manhattan establishments, including a tenure in the same post for the flagship W.
The Dec. 18 date that’s been set for a special shareholders meeting on Valeant Pharmaceuticals’ hostile bid for Irvine-based Allergan didn’t add up to much on Wall Street, where neither company saw its shares do much last week.
Last week had some wags wondering if Allergan CEO David Pyott might be forced into an error by spending too much on an acquisition in hopes of putting the Irvine-based drug maker out of reach of hostile pursuers Valeant Pharmaceuticals and New York hedge funder Bill Ackman.
There’s plenty to look back upon at Great Park, as recent depositions in the City of Irvine’s forensic audit of operations reveal.
Is that a Louis Vuitton store taking shape next to Neiman Marcus at Fashion Island?
Orange County’s wealthiest person has been putting a fair amount of his fortune back into his business over the past year—but we’re figuring that he’s still likely to have seen a boost to his bottom line of about $1 billion.
Members of our OC’s Wealthiest list—the centerpiece of a Special Report that starts on page 15— enjoyed a good turn in terms of their finances over the past 12 months, even with the sharp dip for the Dow Jones late last week.
The quick takeaway from last week’s Allergan action: Round 1 goes to David Pyott on points—and an acquisition would knock Valeant out cold
The Insider isn’t ready to make a flat-out prediction but will say this much on the latest turn in the Allergan-Valeant saga: It looks as though David Pyott can play for a tie while his opponents have to win—and do it in regulation time.
Sheril Liu of ReMax Premier Realty in Irvine put a clear focus on one of the ways the city—with a population a bit under 250,000—punches above its weight.
There’s been much consternation about the relatively slow pace of employment growth nationally, even with last week’s report of a big gain on jobs in June.
Here’s one way to look at things as the dust settles on last week’s action in the hostile bid for Allergan by Valeant Pharmaceuticals and Pershing Square’s Bill Ackman: Allergan boss David Pyott’s less-is-more approach on PR tops the raiders’ tendency to work the press at each turn of the drama.
How did the multibillionaire Koch brothers raise $60 million over lunch last week at the Ritz-Carlton in Dana Point?
President Barack Obama was getting close to OC as the Insider went to press, carrying the promise of plenty of memories for UCI grads set to hear his commencement address at Angel Stadium.
Look who’s feeling fresh in brand-new digs—Bill Gross, who joined the rest of the Pimco crew for hot dogs and burgers on the porch of their recently completed HQ in Newport Center last week.