The 2019 Money Issue

The Business Journal’s annual Money Issue is a compendium of the financial institutions and executives in Los Angeles County that help underwrite business and grow wealth regionally and across the globe. In it, you will find directories of local banks, credit unions and SBA lenders; private equity firms; investment banks and venture capital outfits; as well as money managers and factors. Information is culled from our annual lists and supplemented with feedback from our readers and members of the local financial community. This special section also profiles new and growing players on the Southland’s financial scene, and some of the recent key deals brokered by L.A. companies in the last year – plus a few high-profile transactions that were left unconsummated. Taken as a whole, we believe the Money Issue gives a comprehensive accounting of the financial industry in Los Angeles and is something you will find value in.



LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER Anna Magzanyan
As a publication focused on business, we write about money all the time. So what makes our annual Money section any different? Here’s where we get out the microscope and take a particularly close and up-to-the-minute look at what impact money – and access to it – is having on today’s Los Angeles business scene. In these pages you’ll find feature pieces and updates on the key deals from the past year, profiles on industry leaders, and behind the scenes looks of high profiles transactions. We also feature our popular ‘Money Directory,’ which profiles a selection of the leading bankers, investment bankers, private equity firms, venture capital and hard money lenders in the business. From the big corporate banks to the elite private offices, many of the region’s best and brightest can be found in our special report – and it’s definitely required reading for anyone seeking financial expertise to help start, grow, protect, buy or sell a business in Los Angeles. We hope you find it a useful resource and maybe the start of something impactful for your business! Best regards,

Anna Magzanyan
Publisher & CEO


FEATURES
BANKING
End of an era at City National as Kelly Coffey prepares to take over.
ENTERTAINMENT
Haim Saban bet on Old Hollywood with Panavision deal.
ENERGY
Breitburn Energy Partners ran out of gas as oil prices dropped.
TECH
L.A. venture capital firms gave Ring a ringing endorsement in funding rounds.
AGRIBUSINESS
A fruitful 2018 for Dole as it sold equity stake to Total Produce.
MANUFACTURING
Leonard Green got into roofing business with SRS Distribution purchase.
HEALTH CARE
Molina Healthcare sold off IT unit for $231 million.
HEALTH CARE
Marlin Equity reeled in another health IT buy with AdvancedMD.

Money Directories