FINANCE: Tech, healthcare companies targeted
Byron Roth, chief executive of Roth Capital Partners, Orange County’s largest investment banking firm, has more to look forward to this month than just his firm’s highly anticipated annual investor conference.
EDUCATION: $1.75M pledged; 190 scholarships offered annually
The families of two of Orange County more prominent business executives and philanthropists are joining together, to advance educational opportunities and the well-being of the area’s underserved communities.
JLL Sees OC Investment Despite Coronavirus
Scott Wetzel, senior vice president at the Irvine office of commercial real estate brokerage firm JLL, sees a continuation of the investments that brought in almost $1 billion of funding for tech, medical sciences and other innovative companies in Orange County since late 2018.
Obsidian Entertainment Also Seeks New Talent
Blizzard Entertainment Inc., the largest software company in Orange County by employee headcount, is busy hiring in Irvine for its long-awaited Diablo IV online role-playing game.
Location Places It Closer to Carousel Court
Looks like Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) will soon have a new, larger home at South Coast Plaza.
Four Titles Cover Real Estate, Finance Industries
The first-ever acquisition for Green Street Advisors places it in the news business as it seeks to grow under a new owner.
Growing Talent and a Better Jobs Strategy for OC
What if more companies searched for young business talent the way colleges and pro teams search for promising athletes? In many sports, talent is identified in high school and sometimes as early as grade school.
Largest Commercial Project For Westminster in Years
R.D. Olson Construction has begun work on a mixed-use project described as a “social hub and cultural landmark” in Westminster’s Little Saigon district.
$41M for 116-unit Terra at Tustin
One of Orange County’s top apartment investors is bolstering his portfolio in Tustin.
Cites Positive Response To New Spine TV Device
Irvine-based Viseon Inc., an orthopedic spine technology company, has secured $18 million in Series B funding to bring its product into full commercialization.
Says ClearPoint Neuro Reflects Evolution
Irvine-based ClearPoint Neuro Inc. has changed its name from MRI Interventions and has a Nasdaq ticker symbol “CLPT.”
Irvine-based telecommunications firm Shoelace Wireless is working with Facebook Connectivity and others to improve cellular network capacity and coverage as part of the Wi-Fi group of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP).
The seventh annual Illumination Foundation OC Chef’s Table took place on Sunday, March 1, in a setting that could only be described as magical—the Disneyland Resort.
Menu, Marketing Drive Success for Amar Santana and Ahmed Labbate
Santana, Labbate back home
DEVICES: 2019 revenue jumps sevenfold; loss erased
2019 revenue: $51M
RETAIL: $55M ground lease deal paves way
443K-SF retail layout; $80M annual taxable sales
Lido, by Way of Laguna, Dublin, Irvine, France
How does a chef make it in OC’s crowded and competitive culinary landscape?
What Restaurants Can Learn From Grocery Stores About Wasted Foods
Editor’s Note: In 1995, Harald Herrmann helped launch the flagship Yard House, which was bought by Darden Restaurants Inc. where he became president of its Specialty Group (Seasons 52, Capital Grille and others).
RETAIL: Gyms now; office, residential later?
Life Time Inc. is helping to pump up Orange County’s retail market.
MEDIA: Streaming service, ad-backed
Xumo TV, the Irvine-based video streaming service started by brothers Tim, Chris and Russ Vanderhook, is now owned by broadcasting and cable television giant Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA) after a deal reportedly worth more than $100 million.
HOSPITALS: Buys Marina del Rey facility
The expansion push of Irvine’s Hoag Orthopedic Institute, the state’s largest volume provider of joint replacements for each of the past seven years, has made its way to Los Angeles County.
CALL FOR ENTRIES: Website to take entries through March 6
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Fast-Charging Drills; Operates in Cold Temps
Irvine-based Enevate Corp. plans to start marketing its lithium-ion battery technology to makers of power tools such as drills and hedge trimmers in the short term, as it might take a few years before the company’s fast-charging battery process is incorporated into electric vehicles.
Helps Dealerships Better Handle Customer Needs
Never miss a maintenance and service check for your car: vehicle intelligence company Spireon of Irvine is ready to help keep your appointments on track.
Says Ulcer Detector Ready for Market
Irvine-based Modulim says it is on the cusp of changing the lives of diabetic patients.
Life Time Inc. is bolstering its local presence in a market that many national fitness chains call home.
$250M+ Project; Partnering with Contour
Shopoff Realty Investments is quickly expanding into the hospitality sector, both in and out of Orange County.
Not Just Ziggurat Being Considered
As the federal government considers the sale of a dozen properties across the country, it’s not just the massive Chet Holifield Federal Building in Laguna Niguel that’s being considered in Orange County.
Marketing Conglomerate Seeks New Capital Raise
Irvine-based Advantage Solutions Inc. is trying another tack at raising capital, after going quiet about plans for an initial public offering in 2017.
Site Boasts Real-Time Inventory, Product Filtering
Hyundai Motor America Inc. hit the easy button on its website refresh.
Cicero Diagnostics Inc. in Huntington Beach recently received a $1 million Phase II Small Business Innovation Research Fast Track grant from the National Institutes of Health.
Local Employment Down Nearly 6%
Orange County chipmakers, whose local employee count fell about 6% last year, are bracing for additional fallout from the coronavirus that originated in China and continues to spread across the world.
30 Luxe Homes Under Construction
It’s not just commercial efforts driving development in Dana Point.