Orange County Business Journal

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Irvine Digital Publisher Raises $4M

Online sports and lifestyle content publisher Rant Media Network Inc. has raised $4 million in a private offering of its common stock.

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Irvine Digital Publisher Raises $4M

Online sports and lifestyle content publisher Rant Media Network Inc. has raised $4 million in a private offering of its common stock.

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Santa Ana Healthcare IT Company Fetches $115M

Capario, a Santa Ana-based healthcare technology services company, has been to sold for $115 million to Emdeon Inc. in Nashville, Tenn.

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Allergan to Shareholders: Reject Valeant’s Latest Bid

Allergan Inc. has urged its shareholders to reject the latest advance from hostile suitor Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.

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OC Jobless Rate Below 5%

Orange County employers added 3,000 jobs in May, helping drive down the local unemployment rate to 4.9%.

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Largest OC Architecture Firm Expands into Texas

Irvine-based design and architecture firm LPA Inc. has inked a deal to absorb OCO Architects in San Antonio, Texas, landing its first office outside of California.

Private Companies Plow Ahead

Biggest Here Notch 7% Revenue Gain to $71B

Orange County’s biggest private companies got bigger in a continued run of revenue and employment gains.

ClearLight Partners Sells Portfolio Company

Newport Beach-based private equity firm ClearLight Partners LLC sold its stake in TASI Group, a testing, measurement and inspection equipment maker that had been in its portfolio for about seven years.

Dough Maker Gets Money for Expansion

Irvine-based cookie dough maker South Coast Baking Co. got a $10 million credit facility from City National Bank to upgrade its local operations and open a second facility in Springdale, Ark.

Biggest Here Notch 7% Revenue Gain to $71B

Private Companies Plow Ahead

Orange County’s biggest private companies got bigger in a continued run of revenue and employment gains.

Yorba Linda Firm Buys in Brazil

Yorba Linda-based electronics products maker B&K Precision Corp. has acquired Teknix SA in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

OC Companies to Join Russell Indices

A roster of Orange County’s publicly traded companies will be added to the Russell 3000 and Russell Microcap indices, according to a preliminary list published by Russell Investments, which rebalances the indices annually.

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OC Jobless Rate Below 5%

Orange County employers added 3,000 jobs in May, helping drive down the local unemployment rate to 4.9%.

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Largest OC Architecture Firm Expands into Texas

Irvine-based design and architecture firm LPA Inc. has inked a deal to absorb OCO Architects in San Antonio, Texas, landing its first office outside of California.

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Sunstone to Issue 18M Shares in Public Offering

Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. announced plans to issue 18 million shares of its common stock in a public offering, in part to help pay for its latest resort acquisition.

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Sunstone to Issue 18M Shares in Public Offering

Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. announced plans to issue 18 million shares of its common stock in a public offering, in part to help pay for its latest resort acquisition.

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Russell Indexes Add, Drop OC Companies

A roster of Orange County’s publicly traded companies will be added to the Russell 3000 and Russell Microcap indexes next week, according to a preliminary list of additions published by Russell Investments.

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Pimco Joins 30% Club’s Push for More Women Directors

Newport Beach-based Pacific Investment Management Co. has joined an international advocacy group that aims to push for more women on corporate boards.

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ClearLight Exits Portfolio Company

Newport Beach-based private equity firm ClearLight Partners LLC has sold its stake in TASI Group, a testing, measurement and inspection equipment maker that had been in its portfolio for about seven years.

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ClearLight Exits Portfolio Company

Newport Beach-based private equity firm ClearLight Partners LLC has sold its stake in TASI Group, a testing, measurement and inspection equipment maker that had been in its portfolio for about seven years.

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Pimco Joins 30% Club’s Push for More Women Directors

Newport Beach-based Pacific Investment Management Co. has joined an international advocacy group that aims to push for more women on corporate boards.

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Cookie Dough Maker to Upgrade, Expand

Irvine-based cookie dough maker South Coast Baking Co. got a $10 million credit facility from City National Bank to upgrade its local operations and open a second facility in Springdale, Ark.

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Cookie Dough Maker to Upgrade, Expand

Irvine-based cookie dough maker South Coast Baking Co. got a $10 million credit facility from City National Bank to upgrade its local operations and open a second facility in Springdale, Ark.

Pimco's New View

Gross Opens 21-Story HQ With Call to Stay on Top

Bill Gross casts the next chapter and challenge for Newport Beach-based Pacific Investment Management Co. in simple terms: stay on top.

Local Maritime Lawyer to Anchor London Firm in NB

LAW: Clyde & Co.’s first office in Southern California, 5th in U.S.

International maritime law specialist Clyde & Co. has established an office in Newport Beach in a bid to strengthen its presence on the West Coast.

Anton & Chia Buys in Westlake Village

Newport Beach-based accounting firm Anton & Chia LLP has acquired Tignino & Lutz LLP in Westlake Village on undisclosed terms.

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Universal Protection in Houston Buy

Universal Protection Service in Santa Ana has acquired Industrial Security Service Corp. in Houston on undisclosed terms.

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Maritime Law Specialist to Open NB Office

London-based international law firm Clyde & Co. is opening an office in Newport Beach.

Banks Bank More on Startups in Reviving Market

Financing Young Companies Means More Early Work

It’s a balancing act for banks in the process of determining the “bankability” of startups and early-stage companies, a niche in Orange County that’s becoming a key market for lenders and investors as the economy strengthens and opens to more entrepreneurial efforts.

Samsung Unit Plans Move to La Palma

A division of South Korea-based Samsung Group is planning to move its U.S. operations to Orange County in coming months.

Universal Protection Security Makes Buy

Santa Ana-based Universal Protection Security Systems acquired City-Wide Electronic Systems Inc. in El Cajon on undisclosed terms.

Versant Leads 60% Jump in Local VC Investments

Field’s OC Deals Would Have Dropped Without It

Orange County’s top venture capital firms combined to invest $79 million in local companies last year, a 60% increase from a year earlier.

Law Firm Expands in Move to Costa Mesa

Law firm Haynes and Boone LLP is expanding its Orange County office in a move to Costa Mesa from Irvine.

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Haynes and Boone Plans Move to Plaza Tower

Law firm Haynes and Boone LLP is expanding its Orange County office in a move to Costa Mesa from Irvine.

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Haynes and Boone Plans Move to Plaza Tower

Law firm Haynes and Boone LLP is expanding its Orange County office in a move to Costa Mesa from Irvine.

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Universal Services’ Security Unit Makes Buy

Santa Ana-based Universal Protection Security Systems has acquired City-Wide Electronic Systems Inc. in El Cajon.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.02% to 1,923.86 in afternoon trading Monday.

First Foundation Nixes IPO, Cites Market

Irvine-based financial services firm First Foundation Inc. canceled its proposed initial public offering.

Bank Gets Costa Mesa Office for Growth

San Jose-based Bridge Capital Holdings has pegged Costa Mesa as a key location for growth in the Southern California region.

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Toyo Tire Names New U.S. Unit Boss

Japan-based tire manufacturer Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. has named a new head for its U.S. operations in Orange County.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 fell 0.09% to 1,918.42 in afternoon trading Friday.

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Bridge Bank Expands in OC

San Jose-based Bridge Capital Holdings has pegged Costa Mesa as a key location for growth in the Southern California region.

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Bridge Bank Expands in OC

San Jose-based Bridge Capital Holdings has pegged Costa Mesa as a key location for growth in the Southern California region.

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Valeant Raises Bid for Allergan

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. has added more cash to its hostile bid for Irvine-based drug maker Allergan Inc., raising the total offer to about $50 billion.

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First Foundation Cancels IPO

Irvine-based financial services firm First Foundation Inc. has cancelled its proposed initial public offering.

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Pimco Adds Chief Economist

Pacific Investment Management Co. has re-hired Paul McCulley to take the firm’s newly created position of chief economist.

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Pimco Adds Chief Economist

Pacific Investment Management Co. has re-hired Paul McCulley to take the firm’s newly created position of chief economist.

Refrigeration, HVAC Firm Makes Buy

Anaheim-based Source Refrigeration & HVAC Inc. acquired Service Refrigeration Co. in Humble, Texas, on undisclosed terms.

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Placentia Equipment Lessor Names COO

Placentia-based equipment-leasing company First Financial Corporate Services Inc. has named Brad Wheatley its chief operating officer, a newly created position.

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Placentia Equipment Lessor Names COO

Placentia-based equipment-leasing company First Financial Corporate Services Inc. has named Brad Wheatley its chief operating officer, a newly created position.