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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Unemployment Rate, Jobs Fall

Orange County’s unemployment rate dipped to 5.4% in August despite a decrease of 1,900 jobs over the month.

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Entertainment Parks Operator Sells 15 Locations

Newport Beach-based leisure park owner and operator Palace Entertainment Inc. has sold 15 of its entertainment center locations to Apex Parks Group in Aliso Viejo.

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Windjammer Sells Auto Parts Maker

Newport Beach-based buyout firm Windjammer Capital Investors has agreed to sell its portfolio company BBB Industries LLC to an investment firm in London.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 fell 0.22% to 1,981.24 in midday trading.

Aristotle Capital to Newport Center

Aristotle Capital Management LLC is doubling its office size in Orange County with a move from Irvine to Newport Beach.

HK Billionaire’s OC Connection

Chan, Brother Head Foundation That Gave $350M to Harvard Last Week

You won’t find mention of Orange County in the ongoing talk of the biggest single donation in Harvard University’s history.

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PE Firm Invests in Propane Engine Maker

Newport Beach-based private equity firm Solis Capital Partners LLC has made an equity investment in LEHR Inc., a manufacturer of propane-powered engines and tools for home and commercial uses.

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Pac Merc Names COO

Costa Mesa-based Pacific Mercantile Bancorp has promoted Robert Sjogren to chief operating officer, a position that had been vacant for some time.

Kofax to Pay $34.7M for German Firm

Irvine-based software maker Kofax Ltd. agreed to pay $34.7 million in cash for Softpro GMBH, a German company that specializes in electronic signature services and software.

Equipment Firm HQ to Irvine in Expansion

Equipment leasing company Pacific Rim Capital Inc. has expanded its headquarters in a move from Aliso Viejo to Irvine.

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