Peter J. Brennan

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Recent Stories

KushCo 2Q Sales Up 240%

KushCo Holdings Inc. (OTC: KSHB), the largest cannabis related company based in Orange County, reported second quarter revenue jumped 240% to $35.2 million.

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CareTrust to Raise $135M

San Clemente’s CareTrust REIT Inc. (Nasdaq: CTRE) increased the size of a public offering that’s now expected to raise $135 million, to help pay debt.

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Quiet Men: Ensign Group Father, Son, Power Growth

It’s not often a father and son can together build a company to a $2.6 billion valuation.

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Allied Universal Buys Systems Integrator

Santa Ana’s Allied Universal, the nation’s largest private security force, said it will acquire Securadyne Systems, a Dallas based provider of security systems.

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Brea HVAC Co. Coolsys Aims for $2B Valuation

Adam Coffey in February published “The Private Equity Playbook,” which advises senior executives how to succeed when leading companies owned by outside investors.

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OC’s Public Cos. Jump 22% in Year

Edwards, Chipotle Lead Increase

Orange County’s publicly traded companies reported a combined 22% gain in their market capitalizations for the 12 months ended March 29, aided by a first quarter rebound and huge gains by the area’s two most valuable public firms.

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Newport Beach Money Advisers On Buying Spree

WEALTH: 3 firms bought; $1.2B in assets added

Two Newport Beach wealth management advisers, founded by Business Journal award winners, last week in separate deals announced the acquisition of three firms with $1.2 billion in assets that will help fuel expansion into New York, Atlanta and the Midwest.

Fun With Wall Street Metrics

For anyone who invests in or closely follows companies trading on Wall Street, it’s fun to pore over the metrics, build models and do comparisons.

Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.3% in midday trading to 2,889.07.

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Ensign Group Makes 2 Acquisitions

Mission Viejo’s the Ensign Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ENSG), today bought two healthcare facilities in the Dallas and Phoenix areas.

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