Henry Meier

Reporter (Deals & Dealmakers)

Email: hmeier@labusinessjournal.com
Phone: 323-549-5225 Extension: 221

Recent Stories

Office Supply Investor Sees More Upside in Down Under Market

Platinum Equity doubled down on its play in the office supply market last week, announcing plans to acquire the Australia and New Zealand units of Office Depot Inc. subsidiary OfficeMax.

Firm Ends Up With Four Closings in Busy Market

BANKING: Intrepid’s CEO says unprecedented number of prospective buyers active.

Things were busy last week for Brentwood’s Intrepid Investment Bankers, which closed four deals for four different clients, according to the firm’s founder, Jim Freedman, who also serves as chairman.

Food Company Bowls Over Salad Maker as Healthy Target

French multinational food company Bonduelle acquired Irwindale prepackaged salad maker Ready Pac Foods Inc. last week for $409 million.

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Strong First Quarter For Venture Capital

Investment in period up year to year as Greycroft Partners paces local field, backing 19 companies.

Greycroft Partners, Snap’s IPO help fuel strong first quarter for venture capital.

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Investor Puts Money Where Mouths are With Dental Deal

Private equity outfit Brentwood Associates made a big foray into the health care world last week with the acquisition of Texas-based Jefferson Dental Care from Century City’s Black Canyon Capital.

Doctor Checks In to Court With Disabilities Act

health care: Lawsuit says San Gabriel broke law by denying residents clinic.

Doctor taps disability law to challenge San Gabriel’s rejection of his dialysis clinic.

Small Business Deals Up in First Quarter of 2017

First-quarter sales of small business in Los Angeles were up 4.4 percent year over year, according to numbers from BizBen released Tuesday.

Caldwell Leslie & Proctor Merges with Boies Schiller Flexner

Boies Schiller Flexner is snapping up downtown’s Caldwell Leslie & Proctor effective April 17, according to the firms, giving the New York-based outfit a robust addition to its West Coast practice.

Private Equity Firm Crosses Over Into Immigration Services

Platinum Equity made a play into the immigration services sector last week, acquiring Ashburn, Va.-based government contractor FCi Federal for an undisclosed sum through its PAE portfolio company.

First Quarter Brought Positive Public Performance

INVESTMENT: Snap’s IPO powered up improved period in year-to-year comparison.

The market for emerging companies put up strong first-quarter numbers on the back of Snap Inc.’s March initial public offering, according to data released last week by big four accounting firm Ernst & Young.

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