Golden State Foods Corp. in Irvine said it’s talking with Rosemont, Ill.-based McDonald’s distribution and logistics firm Martin-Brower LLC to sell some distribution centers serving the Golden Arches and reinvest the proceeds to diversify operations.
Newport Beach-based Pacific Investment Management Co. is buying a municipal-bonds specialist to expand its tax-exempt investments business. Terms were undisclosed.
Tustin-based Foundation Building Materials Inc. (NYSE: FBM), a distributor of building products, said Thursday it will sell its mechanical insulation business to Dunes Point Capital LP of Rye, N.Y., for $122.5 million.
Nékter Juice Bar Inc. in Santa Ana said a franchisee will open 30 locations of the juice and smoothie chain in Florida, Tennessee, Maryland, and Washington D.C. The latter two are new markets for Nékter; the first store should open in Florida early next year.
Willdan Group Inc. (Nasdaq: WLDN) got $17 million in contracts with Colorado school districts.
Fountain Valley-based consumer electronics company OrigAudio LLC has been acquired by HUB Promotional Group in Braintree, Mass. for an undisclosed sum.
Huntington Beach-based Nuvision Credit Union announced Monday that it will merge with Anchorage, Alaska-based Denali Federal Credit Union, effective Oct. 1.
Kaiser Aluminum Corp. in Foothill Ranch bought Columbia, N.J.-based 3D metal printer Imperial Machine & Tool Co. on undisclosed terms.
Habit Restaurants Inc. said a franchisee will develop nine locations in Eastern Washington and Idaho, with the first ones scheduled to open early next year.
The Philharmonic Society of Orange County in Irvine named Tommy Phillips president and artistic director, effective Oct. 1.
Lake Forest-based Johnny Rockets Group Inc. named President Mike Nolan its chief executive, effective Oct. 1, replacing John Maguire, who has left the company.
Montage Hotels & Resorts will manage Montage Big Sky in Montana when it opens in 2021. The resort getaway project broke ground Friday in a partnership of Montage parent Montage International in Irvine and CrossHarbor Capital Partners LLC in Boston.
An affiliate of Anaheim-based Marwaha Group Inc. paid $22.7 million for Hampton Inn Carlsbad in North San Diego County; the deal closed Aug. 31.
Allergan PLC announced it will buy Newport Beach-based Bonti Inc. for $195 million.
Mountain Mike’s Pizza LLC hired Jim Metevier as president and chief operating officer.
San Francisco’s BPM LLP, one of the 50 largest accountancies in the country, is entering Orange County with the purchase of Santa Ana’s Kramer & Olsen Accountancy Corp.
Portal Languages in Costa Mesa plans six franchised locations to add to three sites it has opened so far in OC.
Rossignol Group, a French maker of ski, snowboard and biking products, named Scott Rittschof to a new position as senior vice president of its global bicycle business, based in Irvine.
Smile Brands Inc., an Irvine-based dental business support services provider, named Kevin Rogus as vice president of mergers & acquisitions.
ShiftPixy Inc. said it will offer delivery driver employees to fast food and fast casual restaurant clients.
Stir Foods LLC in Orange and Pacifica Foods, which has a facility in Corona, bought an Oceanside-based salsa maker on undisclosed terms.
Six affiliates of Ruby’s Diners Inc. filed for bankruptcy August 29, including Ruby’s Quality Diners LLC, Ruby’s SoCal Diners LLC, and four covering specific locations in Huntington Beach, Laguna Hills, Oceanside, and Palm Springs.
Cheba Hut Franchising Inc. in Ft. Collins, Colo., wants to open eight locations in Orange County, part of a push for at least 38 shops in Southern California.
A new institute will be established at the University of California-Irvine thanks to a $9 million donation by Japanese analytical and measurement system company Horiba Group to the university’s advanced power and energy program.