Orange County Business Journal

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

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Solis Invests in SA Safety Gear Maker

Newport Beach-based private equity firm Solis Capital Partners has acquired an equity stake in Santa Ana-based ML Kishigo Manufacturing Co.

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Western Digital in $29M VC Investment

The venture capital arm of Irvine-based Western Digital Corp. co-led a $29 million funding for memory products maker Everspin Technologies Inc.

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Western Digital in VC Investment

The venture capital arm of Irvine-based Western Digital Corp. co-led a $29 million funding for memory products maker Everspin Technologies Inc.

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Q4 Profit Up for Opus

Irvine-based Opus Bank reported $12.6 million in fourth-quarter profit, up 76% from the same time a year earlier.

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SJC Big Data Firm Raises $10.8M

San Juan Capistrano-based search engine Maana Inc. has raised $10.8 million, according to a recent filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Kodiak Capital to Fold NY Office Into OC Base

FINANCE: NB-based firm busy with small-stake strategy

Newport Beach-based investment firm Kodiak Capital Group LLC is off to a busy start this year with several deals on the books and plans to consolidate its East Coast operations in Orange County in coming months.

Jobs Decline at Top Foreign-Owned Cos.

THE LIST: Blizzard buyout tipped field’s total

The biggest foreign-owned companies in Orange County employ just more than 27,000 workers here, a decrease of about 1% from a year earlier.

Alliant Buys Australia Firm’s US Arm

Newport Beach-based Alliant Insurance Services Inc. agreed to pay about $300 million to acquire QBE US Agencies, the U.S. operations of Sydney, Australia-based QBE Insurance Group Ltd.

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Pac Merc Swings to Profit

Costa Mesa-based Pacific Mercantile Bancorp swung to a profit in the fourth quarter, logging $390,000 in net income compared with a loss of $14.8 million in the year-earlier period.

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Jobs Grow, Unemployment Falls to 4.4%

Orange County businesses added 33,500 jobs in 2014, up 2.3% to 1,515,300 jobs.

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