The search is on for a new executive vice chancellor and provost at UCI—a job that’s about on par with a COO’s post in the business world, while the chancellor of the school functions more like a CEO.
Would-be raiders Valeant Pharmaceuticals and Bill Ackman appear to be running out of room for their argument that Allergan CEO David Pyott and his fellow board members overlook shareholders as they fight the hostile bid for the Irvine-based drug maker.
Bill Gross and big numbers go together, as our story on page 1 shows with its estimate on the value of the publicity that came with the Bond King’s jump from Pimco to Janus Capital topping $300 million.
The Insider has no dog in any fight between Bill Gross and whoever—but it now looks clear from this vantage point that a cadre of critics coordinated their condemnations of the cofounder and now ex-boss of Pimco in recent months.
This week’s special issue puts a focus on the fastest-growing private companies based in OC, with 174 entries spread over three lists, and Irvine-based Golden State Foods the largest of the bunch at $6.6 billion in annual sales (see related stories on page 1; Special Report starting on page 21).
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.