Orange County Business Journal

Jane Yu covers finance, education, manufacturing and professional services for the Orange County Business Journal. She can be reached at

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Confie Buys Four

Huntington Beach-based insurance services company Confie has acquired four insurance brokers in three states.

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Pacific Premier to Buy in Riverside

Irvine-based Pacific Premier Bancorp Inc. has agreed to acquire Security California Bancorp in Riverside for about $119 million.

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Alliant Names New CFO

Newport Beach-based Alliant Insurance Services Inc. has named Ilene Anders as chief financial officer.

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10 OCers on Forbes List

Ten members of the Business Journal’s annual OC’s Wealthiest list made the recent Forbes 400 list, which ranks the wealthiest Americans by estimated net worth.

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OC Business Bank to Sell for $55M

Orange County Business Bank has agreed to sell to HomeStreet Inc. for $55.3 million.

Large Companies, Big Gains

Revenue Rises 30% to $16B; Jobs Up 48% to 12,241

The biggest of the fastest-growing private companies in Orange County combined to boost revenue by 30% over the past two years to an estimated $15.7 billion.

More Than Middling Performance

Midsize Companies Make Up Nearly Half of Total, Take in $2.4B

The 71 fastest-growing private companies in Orange County with revenues between $10 million and $99.9 million combined to grow their top line by 84% over two years for an estimated $2.4 billion.

Small Companies, Big Increase

65 Combine for 94% Gain on Revenue

The 65 companies featured on this week’s list of fastest-growing small private companies based in Orange County can claim a big achievement on a collective basis: They’ve combined to nearly double revenue over the past two years to an estimated $310 million.

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OC Adds Jobs, Unemployment Rate Dips

Orange County employers added 2,200 jobs in August after two months of job cuts.

Strathspey Buys Distributor in Spain

Strathspey Crown Holdings LLC, a Newport Beach-based healthcare private equity firm, agreed to acquire IMEX Clinic SL, a specialty medical equipment distributor in Valencia, Spain. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

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