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CUSTOM CONTENT: The Challenge with EBITDA

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Investors and lenders frequently use Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) to establish covenants and make investment decisions.

Silicon Beach Report April 17: Slingshot Aerospace Gains $5 Million

J2 Global acquires four companies; Gen.G raises funds for LA HQ; $5 million raised by Slingshot Aerospace.

CUSTOM CONTENT: New Ruling Promotes Fairness & Cost Effective Solutions to Construction Defect Claims

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Developers and builders have long struggled with costly lawsuits brought by homeowners.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Raises $2M During SoCal Fundraiser

A record 123 businesses across Southern California raised nearly $2 million during a spring fundraiser for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the hospital announced April 17.

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Live Nation Buys Key SoCal Venues

Live entertainment titan Live Nation Entertainment Inc. purchased the Santa Ana Observatory music hall and is finalizing a buy of the San Diego North Park Observatory, according to an April 12 press release.

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UPDATED: Writers Guild Sues Biggest Talent Agencies

The Writers Guild of America filed a lawsuit against Hollywood’s biggest talent agencies April 17 that alleges packaging fees run afoul of state law.

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Smart & Final Acquired for More Than $1 Billion

Investment firm Apollo Global Management will acquire Commerce-based Smart & Final Stores for more than $1.1 billion.

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Silicon Beach Report April 16: Hulu Buys Back 10% Stake from AT&T for $1.43B

Netflix releases subscriber stats; Hulu buys back AT&T stake; Flowspace finds $12 million.

Warner Bros. Expansion Plan Includes Burbank Studios, Gehry Towers

Warner Bros. Entertainment announced major expansion plans for its Burbank headquarters, which will include the acquisition of a nearby studio complex and the creation of two Frank Gehry-designed office towers.

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Skydance Pays $321M for Lantana Buildings in Santa Monica

Skydance Media purchased Lantana Center and Lantana West in Santa Monica for $321 million, records show.

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Harbor Commissioners Postpone Automation Vote

Hundreds of dockworkers booed as the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners announced Tuesday morning to postpone a vote for 30 days on automation at the West Coast's largest terminal at the request of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

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Most Influential Insurance Brokers: What to Consider Before Purchasing Auto Insurance

Custom Content by the Los Angeles Business Journal

Buying insurance may on the surface seem simple, but is actuallyBuying insurance may on the surface seem simple, but is actually anything but. anything but.

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Most Influential Insurance Brokers: Rachael Waller

Custom Content by the Los Angeles Business Journal

Rachael Waller is Senior Vice President of the Pacific Series of Lockton.

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Most Influential Insurance Brokers: Jayson Sullinger

Custom Content by the Los Angeles Business Journal

As an Account Executive within SullivanCurtisMonroe’s Core Business Division, Jayson Sullinger is primarily responsible for delivering risk management solutions to clients across a wide range of industries, including Manufacturing, Hospitality, Labor Management, Real Estate and Technology.

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Most Influential Insurance Brokers: Danone Simpson

Custom Content by the Los Angeles Business Journal

Danone Simpson, MBA, GBDS is Founder and CEO of Montage Insurance Solutions.

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Most Influential Insurance Brokers: Reinhold C. Schrader

Custom Content by the Los Angeles Business Journal

R.C. Schrader is the head of the Latino Practice Group at Bolton & Company.

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Most Influential Insurance Brokers: Dylan Robertson

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Dylan Robertson is an Executive Vice President and one of six partners at SCM.

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Most Influential Insurance Brokers: Rafael Martinez

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Rafael Martinez is Senior Vice President, Unit Manager and Account Executive for the Pacific Series of Lockton.

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Most Influential Insurance Brokers: Mitzi Like

Custom Content by the Los Angeles Business Journal

Mitzi Like is the President and CEO of LBW Insurance and Financial Services.

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Most Influential Insurance Brokers: Stacey Lem

Custom Content by the Los Angeles Business Journal

Stacey Lem joined Willis Towers Watson in May of 2017 and serves as the Market Leader for the Brokerage & Advisory Practice in Los Angeles.

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