Peter J. Brennan

Executive Editor

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Recent Stories

Alignment Aims To Be $1 Billion Company

HEALTHCARE: AI platform; 91% growth in 2 years

Alignment Healthcare, which began in 2013, is well on its way to becoming a billion-dollar business.

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Fast Grower Lists Show 48% Sales Rise

No Industry Dominates; Irvine Attracts Most

From electric bikes to dental technologies to customized sandwiches, Orange County’s eclectic mix of private companies continue to thrive.

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PacLife Sells Stake in Aircraft Leasing Co. for $3B

Aviation Capital Group gets little attention as the relatively quiet affiliate of the giant insurance company Pacific Life Insurance Co.

Banc of California Says Defrauded of $36.1M

Shares of Banc of California Inc. (NYSE: BANC) plunged as much as 10% after revealing it would take a $36.1 million charge involving an alleged fraud.

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L Squared Invests $60M in Aerospace Testing

Newport Beach-based L Squared Capital Partners said it has formed Raptor Scientific LLC with a $60 million investment to acquire companies in the fragmented aerospace and defense-focused testing and measurement Industry.

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PacLife to Sell Aviation Unit

Newport Beach-based Pacific Life Insurance Co. said it will sell its aviation unit for an estimated $3 billion to minority stockholder Tokyo Century Corp.

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Chapman School of Engineering Debuts

5 Years in Making; Focus On Computing, High Pay

Five years in the works, Chapman University’s new engineering school is ready for its close-up.

Pacific Mercantile Gets New CEO

BANKING: Replacement has deep roots in OC

For three years, Tom Vertin made a long commute to his job at Costa Mesa-based Pacific Mercantile Bank.

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Mechanics Bank Completes Rabobank Purchase

Mechanics Bank said it completed its acquisition of Rabobank, N.A., a subsidiary of Rabobank Group, for $2.1 billion.

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Look North for OC’s Fastest-Growing City

ECONOMY: 22 cities see population drop

Orange County’s new hot spot is Brea, when looking at population growth in the Business Journal’s annual ranking of cities by population.

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