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Irvine Software Firm Sold

Resolve Systems, an Irvine-based software company with 125 employees, was sold to Insight Venture Partners of New York. Terms were not disclosed.

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A Tribute to an Orange County Business Leader

Editor’s Note: Frank P. Greinke, who died at the age of 64 in May, was well known in the Orange County business community and a friend of this newspaper for more than 25 years.

Volume Here Bucks Nat’l Trend for 3% Jump on 310 Deals

Number of Deals Down 11% in U.S.; Total Value Up

The pace of merger-and-acquisition activity by Orange County businesses rose by about 3% in 2013, capping the year at 310 deals.

Judge Guts Case Against Broadcom; Anaheim Plays Nice

OC Insider by Rick Reiff

The Insider is finding more folks to schmooze with as the economy sputters

A funny thing is happening in this economic slowdown. More people are attending professional events. NAIOP's May 3 Night at the Fights, OC United Way's May 8 real estate industry luncheon, last week's Harvard Business School Association of OC's Entreprene

Private Equity Spending Again, Targeting Smaller Cos.

FINANCE: Pent-up demand likely to increase deals by end of this year

The encouraging signs are for private equity investments

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EBay Titan ID'd As Resort Buyer; Freedom Update

OC INSIDER by Rick Reiff

OC Insider

Newport, Newport

This week’s Insider was written a thousand miles north of the Business Journal’s headquarters, at the other big Newport along the West Coast: Newport, Ore.

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Cal Ripken of Innovation

“You have to get used to failure,” Edwards Lifesciences CEO Mike Mussallem said last week at OCTANe’s Medical Technology Innovation Forum in Newport Beach, during a keynote address where he extolled the need for medtech executives and others to take chances, and spend the money in R&D to find the next breakthroughs.

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ADDENDUM - May 6, 2013

Other news items of interest from the Orange County Business Journal

Cash, Demographics, Taxes Point to More Dealmaking

Bankers expect increased activity after dry spell during recession

There’s budding optimism in the mergers and acquisitions market

Hudash, Team Kids Spark Passion in Youth, Donors

Fundraiser for Sick Child Led to Nonprofit, LemonAID, ‘Inoculation to Entitlement’

The Business Journal honored five local businesswomen:

PE Firms Establish Niches in Quest for Portfolio Growth

At least 8 Active OC Firms Chart Their Own Courses

Orange County’s private equity scene covers a wide range of industries and market segments, a reflection of the diversity in characteristics and specialties of the investment firms here.

Tech Startups Need More than A Good Idea to Find Funding

Venture Capitalists Are Investing Cautiously; Cos. Need Proven Business Plans, Experience

Ones That Got Away

2006 Will Be Remembered More For IPOs That Didn't Happen

Private Equity’s Place

Small Size, Busy “Backyard” Seen as OC Virtue

Private Equity’s Place: a look at firms here

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