Orange County Business Journal

Chris Casacchia covers technology, aerospace and defense and sports. He can be reached at casacchia@ocbj.com.

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Ingram Micro Makes Two Acquisitions

Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro Inc. acquired two companies that add to its higher-margin and growing recycling and mobile services business, buying U.K.-based Canai Group and Clarity Technology in Portugal on undisclosed financial terms.

Gaming Heroes, Legacies and Rescues Star at E3 Show

Game Developers Parade New Titles, Talk Shop

Industry insiders and members of the media attending the recently concluded Electronic Entertainment Expo got a sneak peak at several new titles Orange County video game developers plan to introduce in coming months.

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Ingram Micro Buys Two Companies

Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro Inc. has acquired two companies that add to its higher-margin and growing recycling and mobile services business.

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World Poker Tour Sells for $35M

Irvine-based WPT Enterprises Inc., which runs the World Poker Tour, has been acquired for $35 million by one of China’s largest gaming companies.

Ingram Micro Makes Saudi Arabia Buy

Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro Inc. furthered its reach in the Middle East by acquiring the assets of Arabian Applied Technology, the largest value-added reseller in Saudi Arabia.

Startup Raises $6.5M for Sales, Software

Irvine startup Connectifier raised $6.5 million in a Series A funding round led by True Ventures in Palo Alto.

Ex-Blizzard Exec Takes Top Post at Game Developer

20-Year Stint Included President, COO Roles

Longtime gaming exec Paul Sams recently uprooted from Orange County, moved to Austin, Texas, and then ended up taking the top job at Irvine-based game developer Ready at Dawn, which is less than two miles from his former employer, Blizzard Entertainment Inc.

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Ingram Acquires Saudi Arabia Reseller

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.

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Irvine-Based Software Maker Raises $6.5M

Irvine startup Connectifier has raised $6.5 million in a Series A funding round led by True Ventures in Palo Alto.

Vinny’s Latest Play: Croatian Soccer Team

SPORTS: Deal includes 10,000-seat stadium on Adriatic coast

Vinny Smith has added a professional soccer club to the growing list of investments he’s compiled since netting some $800 million on a $2.8 billion sale of Quest Software three years ago.

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