Stories by Henry
We’ve made it to 2019, and after the holiday doldrums it seems everyone is casting about looking to make sense of the year past and the year come.
The community of business is buzzing over the ouster of USC Marshall School of Business Dean Jim Ellis
It appears as if one of our local billionaires has a new venture.
Some 300 members of the Los Angeles business community gathered last Wednesday in a converted bank vault
The American Cancer Society was welcomed as guests of the Los Angeles Rams during the team’s contest with the Green Bay Packers
The real estate market in Los Angeles County is expansive with a diverse array of submarkets all featuring unique characteristics and component parts.
Deal adds building material supplier to roster, forms new parent company
Clearlake Capital and Angeles Equity Partners Purchase Meek’s Lumber Co.
EP Wealth Advisors acquires Caves & Associates’ $190 million assets under management.
Katzenberg-led outfit invests $295M into digital security outfit AnchorFree
WndrCo leads $295 million investment into AnchorFree Inc.
$200 Million purchase comes on heels of major Southland brokerage rollup
An out-of-town real estate brokerage acquisition comes with a side of L.A. intrigue.
Fintech Acquisition part of long-term strategy, expansion in L.A. market
City National Bank continues growth with Exactuals acquisition.
$250 million Blackstone investment puts outsourcing firm in growth mode
TaskUs gets $250 million from Blackstone.
Portfolio of microphones, sound engineering tools fetch $117 million
Logitech picks up West Lake’s Blue Microphones in $117 million deal.
Newport Beach firm acquires shuttered meal kit co.’s assets from lender
Chef’d assets picked up.
Korean-American Bank files SEC docs; indicates market cap of $147.2M
Pacific City Bank files for IPO.
Koreatown-based bank Pacific City Financial Corp. filed documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission July 17 announcing plans for an initial public offering on Nasdaq. The bank plans to raise up to $50 million.
Financial services firm creates co-CEO position for Riley, Kelleher
SEC fines Oaktree Capital Management.
$1.4B deal gives Commerce apparel outfit majority stake in fellow designer, licensor
$1.4 billion for Hong Kong apparel outfit.
Royal Bank of Canada has tapped Kent Savagian to run its L.A.-based investment banking operation.
Former president of Mexico arrives with merger held up, crowdfunding in works
Platinum Equity gets $1.4 billion for cargo handling company.
Car-sharing company could raise $14.5 million with offering; no date set
HyreCar contemplates IPO.
MedMen shells out $53M for Florida grow op one week after public listing
MedMen Enterprises follows up public listing in Canada with $53 million acquisition in Florida.
E-sports Company Raises $15M on High School Gaming League Prospect; Jay Goss Details Strategy for New Health Care Fund; AeroVironment Divests Energy Unit for $35 Million
Hulu Shakeup Includes Three Departures, Two Hires; Commercial Payload on SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy Could Come by Year’s End; Cache Creek Industries Acquires Mountain Secure
Second acquisition of 2018, third in the last 12 months; funded by outside capital
EP Wealth Advisors adds $420 million to assets under management with acquisition of Donnelly Wealth Advisors.
Internet Trends Report Highlights Code Conference; Half of Hulu Subscribers Pay for Ad-Free Streaming; SnackNation Raises $12 Million
Sequoia said to Value Scooter Outfit Bird at $1 Billion as Part of $150 Million Raise; Snap Facing Diversity, Morale Challenges; Surkus Raises $10 Million
Proterra raises $100 million for electric buses; new european data privacy regs wreak havoc on U.S. sites; L.A. biotech lab to close
Cloud computing outfit leverages $75 million private equity investment
South Bay-based cloud computing service provider Reliam puts $75 million to work.
Justice Department investigates cryptocurrency and price manipulation; PeerStreet passes $1 billion mark in real estate loans; UCLA Magnify looks for tech and life science startups.
Reliam Adds G2 Tech Group, Plans Rebrand; Tinder Developing More Specific Location Feature; FreedomPop Launches New Cellphone Service
South Bay-based cloud computing service provider Reliam announced May 23 the acquisition of Boston-based G2 Tech Group for an undisclosed sum.
Upfront, Pritzker Among Openpath Backers; SpaceX Launch (Mostly) a Success; and Santa Monica’s Halogen Part of TheSkimm’s $12 Million Raise
SpaceX Readies Next Falcon 9 Launch; More Competition for Bird; Core Innovation Backs $8 Million Crypto Raise.
Elon Musk revealed more details about his Boring Co. project; mobile game developer Gamelynx announced a $1.2 million raise to create a competitive e-sports game; venture capital firm Upfront Ventures continued to back Irvine-based Cloudvirga.
L.A.’s wealthiest spend big bucks on high-profile properties, projects
Toys, teams and projects of the mega-rich.
biozol buy is third life sciences deal for PE firm in last two weeks
StoneCalibre continues deal streak.
Sets up second office, gets another high-profile sign on downtown’s skyline
Skyline addition for City National’s downtown profile.
Monogram Capital raises $152 million with eye on consumer products
Monogram Capital Partners raises $152 million with focus on branded goods.
$117M First American deal gives bank East Coast outpost
RBB Bancorp puts down roots in New York with First American acquisition.
Blockchain firm unveils consumer-facing app for cryptocurrency traders
Gem’s new cryptocurrency platform helps users track and trade their holdings.
Investment in 20-year-old San Diego company comes out of new $3.6 billion fund
Clearlake takes stake in Lytx; Provenance buys into men's brand Knot Standard.
Parent buys digital pub, seeks reverse merger, plans Reg A offering
High Times is buying Green Rush Daily to merge cannabis lifestyle publications.
West L.A.-based High Times Holding Corp. – the parent company of cannabis lifestyle magazine High Times – plans to purchase Green Rush Daily Inc. of New York for a cash and stock package worth an estimated $6.9 million, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Fifth Wall Ventures doubles employee count.
Firm closes $3.6 billion fund on heels of strong growth in 2017 deal volume
Clearlake Capital Group reels in largest fund to date.
Details in a provision of the new tax law bring likely benefits but also confusion.
Peron arrives from EVP post at Northern Trust; year-long investment chief search ends.
New CIO for City National Rochdale
Pritzkers team up with Venice venture firm for $15M Series A
Pritzker Group, Fifth Wall join forces in $15 million Series B round for furniture maker Interior Define.
Three deals, six institutions involved Los Angeles, San Diego, Inland Empire
There’s been a flurry of consolidation among Southern California’s small regional banks recently.