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Henry Meier

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Deals & Dealmakers: CNB’s Rochdale Gets CIO

Peron arrives from EVP post at Northern Trust; year-long investment chief search ends.

New CIO for City National Rochdale

Next Year’s Tax Concerns Now

Details in a provision of the new tax law bring likely benefits but also confusion.

Deals & Dealmakers: New I/D for Fifth Wall

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.

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Deals & Dealmakers: Bank Acquisition Trend

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.

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Glendale Bank Purchased for $44 Million

Bank of SoCal to add Americas United’s $235 million in assets

Bank of Southern California expands into L.A. market with $44 million Americas United Bank pick up.

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Deals & Dealmakers: Fifth Wall Does Two More

Joins with homebuilder Lennar Corp. on $135M Open Door deal

Fifth wall continues push.

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Deals & Dealmakers: Big Buy for Platinum’s Vertiv

Greif helps broker deal for integrated thermal systems manufacturer

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Union In, Levinsohn on Leave at the L.A. Times

The Los Angeles Times is now officially a union paper, and its publisher might be on the way out after a lurid report of sexual harassment and misconduct while with prior companies.

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Sports Titans: Magic Johnson

Laker legend key player in another L.A. sports renaissance

This week we bring you additional coverage of two of the pillars of the one of the most-storied and valuable franchises in all of professional sports – the Los Angeles Lakers. Magic Johnson became a legend on the basketball court and now aims to bring a winning touch to the team as the president of basketball operations for the Lakers.

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Deals & Dealmakers: Firms Get Fast Start on 2018

Transom Capital closes new $300 million fund, sells portfolio business to Icahn

Transom Capital Group rings in the New Year with $300-million fund.

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Deals & Dealmakers: $615M for LightBay

Former Ares execs Stein, Rahemtulla top initial target of $450 million in first go

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Deals & Dealmakers: PR Pro New Fifth Wall Partner

Bruss Brings Experience on “How to Use Partnerships to Drive Business Results”

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Sports Titans: Magic Johnson

2018 Book of Lists

Q & A with Magic Johnson, Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers, Magic Johnson Enterprises, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Sparks, Los Angeles Football Club

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Deals & Dealmakers: Edisun Adds Crowdfunding

Gross-led solar power company topped L.A. with $861,000 in November

Regulation crowdfunding continues apace.

Deals & Dealmakers: Consolidation Trend

NSBN latest professional services firm to make move amid generational shift

NSBN in Century City will be absorbed Jan. 1 by Minneapolis-based CliftonLarsonAllen, according to the local accounting firm’s Managing Partner Ken Miles.

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Deals & Dealmakers: Regent Reels in Sunset

Beverly Hills private equity firm adds magazine to media portfolio

Regent adds to media portfolio with Sunset magazine.

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Deals & Dealmakers: Crowdfunding by Gender Break

Unaccredited investors more inclined to back female founders

Regulation crowdfunding continues to push forward, with close to $70 million raised by nearly 700 companies from unaccredited investors since the Securities and Exchange Commission greenlit the practice in May 2016.

Clearlake Capital Leads $65M Round for MetricStream Inc.

Santa Monica private equity firm Clearlake Capital Group led a $65 million investment round for MetricStream Inc. of Palo Alto.

B. Riley to Acquire Voice-Over-Internet Firm for $143 Million

B. Riley Financial Inc. said it would pay $143 million to purchase internet voice call service magicJack VocalTec Ltd.

Deals & Dealmakers: B. Riley Adds magicJack

$143 million bolt-on deal latest for publicly traded investment bank

B. Riley Financial Inc. announced last week it would pay $143 million to purchase internet voice call service magicJack VocalTec Ltd.

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Asian Banks Complete Merger

Cathay General Bancorp’s acquisition of SinoPac Bancorp was completed late last month, with the two companies’ public-facing banking operations – Cathay Bank and Far East National Bank – merging under Cathay’s banner.

Deals & Dealmakers: Tax Bill Mixed Bag

Republicans’ plan to overhaul taxes boon for some, bad news for others.

The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives unveiled its anticipated tax legislation last week, with mixed reviews over the bill’s business benefits.

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Impact Networking Buys Montrose Document Solutions Firm

Business services firm Impact Networking made its commitment to the Los Angeles market final last week, purchasing Montrose-based Lance Allen Document Solutions, or LADS, for an undisclosed sum.

Deals & Dealmakers: L.A. Entrance for Impact

Chicago-based outfit strikes deal for local business service firm LADS

Business services firm Impact Networking made its commitment to the Los Angeles market final last week, purchasing Montrose-based Lance Allen Document Solutions, or LADS, for an undisclosed sum.

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Deal & Dealmakers: E-sports Remain Hot

Online gaming industry continues to garner bets from venture capital firms.

The Dodgers are in the World Series, football is in full swing and professional basketball and hockey are back in season.

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Deals & Dealmakers: L.A. Firms Get VC in Q3

Investments in SpaceX, System1 among top in nation, according to tracker

Two big deals in the Los Angeles area helped buoy the amount of venture capital invested into U.S. companies in the third quarter, according to a report released by Dow Jones last week.

Deals & Dealmakers: Regis Buy Puts Regent on Radar

Reinstein adds operators, franchiser of hair salons to growing portfolio mix.

Beverly Hills private equity firm Regent spent the last three years quietly amassing a portfolio of small news outlets, tech companies and assorted other assets.

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Movers for Week Ending September 29, 2017

Arts District-based digital marketing company Social Reality Inc. was the week’s biggest gainer, jumping 53.4 percent to close at $2.50. Biotech firm Capricor Therapeutics Inc. of Beverly Hills followed closely, climbing 41.6 percent to close at $3.03. Differential Brands Group Inc. of Commerce was the week’s biggest loser, down 12.9 percent to close at $1.35.

Deals & Dealmakers: Not So Slow for IPO Market

L.A.’s steady stream of flotations buoys region’s strong 2017 performance.

The local IPO market remained strong in the typically slow third quarter, according to data released last week by Ernst & Young.

Deals & Dealmakers: Clearlake Sells Off Another

Hot summer for firm rolls on with Calero transaction; new fund may be in cards.

Clearlake Capital Group continues to unload portfolio companies at a remarkable clip.

New Law Firm For Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby changes legal representation in sexual assault civil case.

Deals & Dealmakers: Investor Folds in Mags

High Times owner Oreva Capital broadens stable with LGBTQ-focused Here.

There’s an upstart media mogul in Los Angeles.

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Deals & Dealmakers: Healthy Pharma Score

Kite boosts prognosis for L.A. action as Gilead puts $11.9 billion down for firm.

L.A.’s biotech industry has long occupied the No. 3 spot in the state rankings behind San Francisco and San Diego, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t deals to be had.

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Immigrants Brought Roots of Success

At a time when immigration is at the forefront of the political debate in Washington, the jobs, tax revenue, cultural influence, and philanthropic contributions of foreign-born residents in the nation’s largest metropolitan area are difficult to ignore

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Crystal Clearance

Mystic Journey gallery among businesses boosted by ‘healy-feely’ industry.

Crystal dealers have seen prices rise as more Americans take a shine to New Age practices.

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Deals & Dealmakers: ‘Blank Check’ Buys In

Double Eagle Acquisition merger turns partner firm Williams Scotsman public.

The eagle has landed.

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New Jeweler in Crown

DEALS & DEALMAKERS: Authentic Brands Group takes shine to Neil Lane.

West Hollywood-based Neil Lane Enterprises sold a majority stake in its jewelry and accessories business to Authentic Brands Group for roughly $100 million, according to sources familiar with the deal, who confirmed recent media reports of the move.

YogaWorks’ Stock Plummets in Public Debut

YogaWorks Inc.’s second attempt at an initial public offering was a go Friday, but despite an aggressive repricing, the company’s stock did a good downward dog impression.

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Deals & Dealmakers: Firm Follows Spa Heat

Burke Williams among trio pulling in financing from St. Cloud Capital fund.

St. Cloud Capital has closed growth-financing deals with three Southern California companies, including Culver City-based spa chain Burke Williams.

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CBRE Acquires Canadian Investment Management Firm Caledon Capital

CBRE Group Inc. has acquired Toronto investment management firm Caledon Capital Management Inc. for an undisclosed sum, the companies said on Wednesday.

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Sales of L.A. Small Businesses Up in Second Quarter

The number of small business sold in the greater Los Angeles area was up 32.3 percent in the second quarter from the same period last year, according to data released Monday from business broker BizBuySell.

Minority Business Champions: IPO for Ethnic Bank

RBB Bancorp is L.A.’s newest public company.

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Deals & Dealmakers: Consultancy Steps Out

Venture separates from law firm; will retain focus on North American clientele.

Business consulting outfit ManattJones Global Strategies split last week from West L.A. law firm Manatt Phelps & Phillips to form the standalone Monarch Global Strategies.

ISE Adds Former Detroit Pistons Player, Executive Joe Dumars to Head Basketball Division

Century City’s International Sports & Entertainment has brought on Joe Dumars, former Detroit Pistons player and general manager, as president of its basketball division, the agency said Tuesday.

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Gores Group Adds Jukebox Company to Firm’s Playlist

Beverly Hills private equity firm Gores Group acquired jukebox-maker AMI Entertainment Friday for an undisclosed sum.

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Deals & Dealmakers: Firm Bags Pot Business

MARIJUANA: High Times magazine, brand scored by Origo in $250M acquisition.

The parent company of cannabis lifestyle brand and magazine High Times is going public after being acquired last week by a special-purpose acquisition corporation (SPAC), which valued the company at $250 million.

High Times Brand Valued at $250 Million in Merger Taking Company Public

The parent company of cannabis lifestyle magazine High Times is going public after being acquired by a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC), which valued the company at $250 million.

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RBB Bancorp Raises $86 Million in IPO

Downtown’s RBB Bancorp joined the ranks of public companies Wednesday with an $86 million initial public offering on the Nasdaq.

Flush with Cash, Platinum Equity Acquires Portable Bathroom Enterprise

Platinum Equity deployed more of its $6.5 billion flagship Fund Monday, announcing an agreement to purchase United Site Services for an undisclosed sum.

Soon-Shiong Pledges Manufacturing Here

HEALTH CARE: El Segundo base for anti-cancer components.

Billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong has pledged to bring manufacturing jobs to El Segundo as part of his cancer treatment initiative.

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