Peter J. Brennan

Executive Editor

Email: brennan@ocbj.com
Phone: 949-833-8373 Extension: 229

Recent Stories

LoanDepot Files To Go Public

MORTGAGES: Filing shows company on tear

Anthony Hsieh's Foothill Ranch-based loanDepot Inc. generated over $3B last year

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Hall & Co. Acquired by MGO

Irvine accounting firm joins Los Angeles company

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OC Art Museum Names New CEO

Picks Zuckerman from Aspen Art Museum

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Inari blows away revenue estimates; Avid Bioservices continues rising

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Beacon Pointe Acquires Two Firms

Expands in Florida, South Carolina

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CoolSys Acquires C.E. Holt

Acquisition adds 100 employees in Southeast

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Evolus, banks lead OC increases

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LoanDepot Hsieh: 2020 ‘Was Not a Drill’

FINANCE: Refi’s boom; hints at IPO

Loandepot.com LLC CEO Anthony Hsieh navigated 2020 with booming business

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Medical Device Makers up, Led by ClearPoint

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Axonics falls, RGP up

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Antis Finds New Charities, New Causes

CONSTRUCTION: CEO raises blood, delivers food

Charles Antis for years has made charitable giving a key part of his 31-year-old roofing business.

OC Unemployment Drops to 6.4% in November

Leisure, hospitality sector had biggest gains

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Salas O’Brien Acquires Virginia Firm

Jumps to more than 1,000 employees at 39 offices

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Chipotle hits all-time high; Alteryx new CEO gets plug

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ALLIED’S GROWING UNIVERSE

Security Giant’s $5.1B Bid for G4S Could Create World’s 7th Biggest Employer

Acquisition master Steve Jones, who built Santa Ana-based Allied Universal into North America’s largest provider of security services, struck a $5.1B deal to buy London-based G4S plc.

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CoreLogic Boosts 2020, 2021 Forecasts

CEO Martell says `on track’

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Weedmaps to Go Public

Seeks $1.5B value through SPAC

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Skyworks, Clean Energy Decline

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Irvine's Burnham Insurance Acquired

BRP Group enlarges California presence

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G4S Board Recommends Accepting Allied’s $5.1B offer

Santa Ana security firm could become world's 6th largest employer

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Art Work

$75M Museum to Open in 2022 at Segerstrom Center

New, $75 million Orange County Museum of Art construction is underway at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa.

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Collectors Universe Attracts Wall Street Fans

SERVICES: Gets 30% premium to go private during banner year

Santa Ana-based Collectors Universe Inc. catches the eye of Wall Street, announced it will go private in a $700M deal

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OC Nonprofits Boost Revenue 5.3% to $1.8B

Less Help to Needy As Fewer Volunteered

Orange County’s largest nonprofits reported combined revenue increase 5.3% to $1.8 billion

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Avid Bioservices up on dividend; Montrose drops on secondary offering

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Brea’s Veris Manufacturing Acquired

Emerald buys 120-employee contractor

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Taking Center Stage

Incoming Segerstrom Chairwoman Plots Post-Covid Period

Curtain calling

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Roth SPAC Forming $1.2B Recycling Biz

FINANCE: Taking Ohio firm public

Roth CH Acquisition I Co. (Nasdaq: ROCH), a special purpose acquisition company backed by Newport Beach’s Roth Capital Partners, said it will bring public a plastic recycling company that’s projected to be worth $1.2 billion.

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Mimi Walters Leaves Politics to Join Family Startup

ENERGY: Now focused on natural gas generators

Mimi Walters wasn’t running for her old seat in Congress this October.

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Emerald, Starr Surgical Decline

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Fast Growing Public Cos. Post $15.7B in Revenue

24 Firms Make List; Health, Tech Leads

The ranks of large publicly traded companies in Orange County is increasing as is their market capitalizations, but the rate of growth seen at those businesses is slowing.

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OC Unemployment Drops to 7.5%

34,100 jobs added; leisure, business services lead increases

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FivePoint, Veritone both rise

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CoreLogic Declares Victory in Proxy Battle

Says activists win only 3 of 12 seats; Folino retains chair

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Allied Universal Gets FTC Nod for G4S

Wins Pre-approval for possible $4.3B deal

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OC Food Banks Form Alliance

PHILANTHROPY: Seek synergy to feed hungry

Three of Orange County’s biggest non-profits devoted to alleviating hunger have formed an alliance.

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CoreLogic Proxy Battle Heads to Shareholders

TECH: Vote this week may lead to $6B+ sale

Tuesday of reckoning

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Montrose Environmental up 6.4%

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Aviation Capital’s Tran Retires

ACG Picks Sales Chief as New CEO

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CoolSys Names New COO

Taps Schulken for new position

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First American jumps on higher dividend, share buybacks

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US Metro Bank Grows Beyond Korean Clients

FINANCE: Assets up nine-fold to $750M

Low-key, looking to grow

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OC Banks See Assets Surge 31% to $44.8 Billion

Say PPP Loans Helped Attract New Customers

Assets at Orange County-based banks soared 31% as they benefitted from new clients brought on by the government’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to help small business survive during the shutdown caused by the coronavirus.

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Banks Debate ‘Lending into a Pandemic’

FINANCE: Main Street program slow at start

If a company’s revenue falls in half to say $25 million from $50 million the preceding year, most banks would be reluctant to issue a new loan, citing regulatory and audit issues.

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Credit Unions Accelerate Asset Growth 26%

Membership Flat; Net Income Growth Slows

Orange County’s credit unions saw their asset growth increase accelerate with a 26% increase, according to the Business Journal’s annual ranking.

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CoreLogic up on takeover talks; Inari continues fall

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CoreLogic Soars on Possible Rival Bid

CoStar-led group may offer $80+ Share

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Prudential Overall Supply Shows How to Survive Long Run

SERVICES: Third-generation CEO begins amidst coronavirus

In 1932, John D. Clark began Prudential Overall Supply to clean shop rags and linen.

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Canterbury Emphasizes Teamwork to Manage Stress

FINANCE: Longevity, organic growth key

Wealth managers, 30 years

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Allied Universal Hires Investment Bankers in UK

May jump into bidding war for security giant G4S

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Montrose up 9%; Inari falls 4.9%

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