OCBJ WEEKLY EDITION

Luxury’s Allure

Buyers, Brokers on What the Super Wealthy WantThe location, location, location of Bill Gross

Fastest-Growing Private Companies Wanted for Business Journal’s Annual List

ECONOMY: Centerpiece of Sept. 14 Special Report

Is your company growing fast?

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Hyundai CMO: ‘New Normal is That It’s Not Normal’

AUTOMOTIVE: Marketing’s goal reevaluated amid COVID

Carmaker broadens tale

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Syntiant Nabs $35M For Voice-Activated Chips

TECHNOLOGY: More than 1M units shipped

Kurt Busch in overdrive

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BPM’s New COO Plans OC Hiring, M&A Push

ACCOUNTING: Jackson to quadruple local headcount

San Francisco firm on the hunt

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OCBJ INSIDER

Catching New Waves

Surf City’s new wave

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Spirits, Funds Raised at Surf City Distillery

BEVERAGES: McKnights, TravisMathew execs invest

Distillery expands on cash infusion

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CoreLogic Takeover Battle Heats Up

M&A: Warring sides try to woo shareholders

Proxy vote coming?

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Indi Bolsters Exec Team, Launches App

E-COMMERCE: $9M to fund hiring, development

Indi Individuals Inc., flush with a recently raised $9 million, has a new app that opens its technology up to marketers—consumer and corporate alike—to streamline social media monetization.

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Banc of California Sees Pandemic Opportunity

Hussain Bullish on Real Estate Financing

The pandemic is being felt in Orange County’s real estate sector, with lower transaction volume and construction starts as a result of ongoing market uncertainty, partially due to wary lenders.

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Rexford Redeveloping Garden Grove Industrial Site

165K-SF Building To Deliver Next Year

Rexford Industrial Realty Inc. (NYSE: REXR) is moving ahead with plans to expand and redevelop a Garden Grove site it acquired last year into a warehouse and logistics facility.

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Premier Magnetics’ Myanmar Factory Sidesteps Trade Dispute

Adds to Production Operations in Vietnam

Premier Magnetics Inc., a Lake Forest-based company that makes electromagnetic components for practically everything from wall chargers to defense systems, has set up a factory in the Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar as it seeks to avoid the U.S.-China tariff dispute.

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UST Global Growing With M&A Pipeline

Invests in Bay Area Software Testing Firm

Tech services company UST Global Inc. of Aliso Viejo sees more expansion this year after making its latest move with an investment in Bay Area-company Smart Software Testing Solutions Inc. (SSTS).

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NextGen’s Future-Facing Healthcare Platform Fuels Growth

Telehealth a Major Boost to Software Co.

NextGen Healthcare Inc., an Irvine-based healthcare software provider, is seeing its investments in telehealth pay off.

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Dueling Campaigns for Heart of CoreLogic Shareholders

Both CoreLogic Inc. and the activist investors have sent competing letters to shareholders in recent weeks.

Foley Proposes New Board of Directors

CoreLogic Inc.’s proxy battle features a Bill Foley-proposed board of directors who pack a ton of Wall Street experience, including other takeover battles.

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STARTUPS & INNOVATIONS

IACTA Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Irvine nabbed a licensing agreement with Zhaoke Ophthalmology Pharmaceutical to co-develop and commercialize two drug candidates in China and other Southeast Asian countries.

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Coast Magazine Hits Pause on Print

Publisher to Weigh Options When Things Normalize

Orange County’s media landscape has one less voice in the mix—at least for now.

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OC QSRs in Race To Firm Up Digital

Channel Leads for Most; CEOs Look to Continue Growth

El Pollo Loco, Del Taco, Chipotle

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Restaurant Mandates Make Al Fresco Dining De Rigueur

OC eateries continue to adapt

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Pickup’s Potential

OCRA prez gets it to-go

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Ramirez’s Reinvention at CdM, A Restaurant

Chef Ramirez is cooking

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A Wine-Lover’s Road Trip

Taste of Calif. vintages

French Cuisine’s Quality Remains in Al Fresco Setting

Florent and Amelia Marneau love the outdoors

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Dining Under the Stars

Four-course dinner for two

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PR Execs Weigh in on Changing Roles for Agencies

Expertise Being Leaned On To Navigate Tough Times

Authenticity again

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A Vision For Post-Pandemic Investing

The adaptation we make today is the foundation on which tomorrow will be built.

Sudek on global pandemic

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Big Tech's Healthcare Provider

Crossover Health adding 115K Amazon associates, family members to network

Provider grows with OC tech expansion

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Karma Chameleon

With Changes, CEO Says Luxe Automaker’s Never Been Clearer on Direction

Going away? Coming soon ...

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Fastest-Growing Private Companies Wanted for Business Journal’s Annual List

ECONOMY: Centerpiece of Sept. 14 Special Report

Is your company growing fast?

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Hospitals Balance COVID, Critical Care, Routine Conditions

HEALTHCARE: Patients returning, finances recovering

Planned, rested, ready

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OC Banks Signal They Will Survive Coronavirus

FINANCE: Say clients seeking fewer deferments

Cohort beats on many metrics

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Edwards on Upswing As Surgeries Rebound

DEVICES: Treatment delays over, CEO says

Mussallem: ‘we carried on’

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OCBJ INSIDER

The Orange Bubble

Charging ahead

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Chapman Readjusts Course, Opening Virtually

EDUCATION: Aims for quick return to classroom

Dials up dialing in; costs, budget cuts

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Gorjana to Launch Fine Jewelry Line

RETAIL: ‘California Fine’ collection debuts

New day, goods, stores

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Meggitt Defense Emphasizes Local Benefits from F-35

House Panel Reviews Fighter Jet Program

As Congress looks further into the F-35 stealth fighter jet, Meggitt Defense Systems Inc. in Irvine says it’s a good program that benefits small companies in Orange County.

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Japan’s Nexon Closing Irvine Online Game Studio

60 People Reportedly Worked at Local Facility

Nexon Co., a Japan-based developer and publisher of online games, is closing its Irvine studio even though there’s a boom for at-home playing during the coronavirus pandemic.

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