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Savagian Takes Top Investment Banking Position for RBC in L.A.

Royal Bank of Canada has tapped Kent Savagian to run its L.A.-based investment banking operation.

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Deals & Dealmakers: Fox to Hightimes’ Board

Former president of Mexico arrives with merger held up, crowdfunding in works

Platinum Equity gets $1.4 billion for cargo handling company.

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Deals & Dealmakers: HyreCar Sets Sights on IPO

Car-sharing company could raise $14.5 million with offering; no date set

HyreCar contemplates IPO.

Deals & Dealmakers: More Marijuana Millions

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.

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Silicon Beach Report June 4: PlayVS Raises $15 Million Series A

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

Silicon Beach Report June 1: Live TV Growth Spurs Hulu Reorganization

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

Deals & Dealmakers: EP Wealth Adds Donnelly

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.

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Silicon Beach Report May 30: Internet Trends Report Highlights Code Conference

Internet Trends Report Highlights Code Conference; Half of Hulu Subscribers Pay for Ad-Free Streaming; SnackNation Raises $12 Million

Silicon Beach Report May 29: Is Bird the First Scooter Unicorn?

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

Silicon Beach Report May 25: Electric Bus Maker Proterra Raises $100M

Proterra raises $100 million for electric buses; new european data privacy regs wreak havoc on U.S. sites; L.A. biotech lab to close

Deals & Dealmakers: Two Reliam Deals in Two Weeks

Cloud computing outfit leverages $75 million private equity investment

South Bay-based cloud computing service provider Reliam puts $75 million to work.

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Silicon Beach Report May 24: Justice Department Launches Cryptocurrency Probe

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.

Silicon Beach Report May 23: Reliam Makes Second Acquisition in Last Month

Reliam Adds G2 Tech Group, Plans Rebrand; Tinder Developing More Specific Location Feature; FreedomPop Launches New Cellphone Service

Reliam Acquires G2 Tech, Plans Rebrand

South Bay-based cloud computing service provider Reliam announced May 23 the acquisition of Boston-based G2 Tech Group for an undisclosed sum.

Silicon Beach Report May 22: Openpath Launches with $7 Million Raise

Upfront, Pritzker Among Openpath Backers; SpaceX Launch (Mostly) a Success; and Santa Monica’s Halogen Part of TheSkimm’s $12 Million Raise

Silicon Beach Report May 21: SpaceX Readies for Dual Payload Launch

SpaceX Readies Next Falcon 9 Launch; More Competition for Bird; Core Innovation Backs $8 Million Crypto Raise.

Silicon Beach Report May 18: Musk Goes Deep on Boring Co. Plans

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.

Trophy Props

L.A.’s wealthiest spend big bucks on high-profile properties, projects

Toys, teams and projects of the mega-rich.

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Deals & Dealmakers: International Calibre

biozol buy is third life sciences deal for PE firm in last two weeks

StoneCalibre continues deal streak.

Deals & Dealmakers: City National Doubles Down

Sets up second office, gets another high-profile sign on downtown’s skyline

Skyline addition for City National’s downtown profile.

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Deals & Dealmakers: Fuel for Brand-Focused Firms

Monogram Capital raises $152 million with eye on consumer products

Monogram Capital Partners raises $152 million with focus on branded goods.

Deals & Dealmakers: RBB Makes Push into New York

$117M First American deal gives bank East Coast outpost

RBB Bancorp puts down roots in New York with First American acquisition.

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Deals & Dealmakers: Gem Looks to New Platform

Blockchain firm unveils consumer-facing app for cryptocurrency traders

Gem’s new cryptocurrency platform helps users track and trade their holdings.

Deals & Dealmakers: Fleet Safety Draws Clearlake

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.

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Deals & Dealmakers: High Wire Act for High Times

Parent buys digital pub, seeks reverse merger, plans Reg A offering

High Times is buying Green Rush Daily to merge cannabis lifestyle publications.

High Times Acquires Green Rush for Estimated $6.9M

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.

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Deals & Dealmakers: Firm Sees Symbiosis as Strategy

Fifth Wall Ventures doubles employee count.

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Deals & Dealmakers: Clearlake’s Cash Haul

Firm closes $3.6 billion fund on heels of strong growth in 2017 deal volume

Clearlake Capital Group reels in largest fund to date.

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Next Year’s Tax Concerns Now

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

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

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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