Los Angeles Business Journal

Matt is a finance reporter covering venture capital and private equity.

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Tuesday Rundown: Hot Topic Buys Geeknet, Legion Partners Claims Victory, 99 Cents Chief Resigns

City of Industry teen retailer Hot Topic Inc. announced Tuesday that it has agreed to buy Geeknet Inc. in Fairfax, Va. for $122 million in cash and stock.

Survey of Doctors Has MannKind Breathing Easy

BIOTECH: Study finds more physicians willing to prescribe inhalable insulin.

Physicians’ willingness to prescribe MannKind’s inhalable insulin gives company shares a rush.

Amid ETF Boom, Managers Prepare for Selloffs

INVESTMENT: Firms stock up on credit in case ETF investors want out fast.

Exchange-traded funds just can’t stop reeling in assets and it’s not hard to see why.

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Data Feast

Bridg hopes to serve up old, new customers to eateries

Bridg taps a range of customer data to serve up business strategies for restaurants.

PE Roundup: Private Equity Deals Announced This Week

Beverly Hills firm Levine Leichtman Capital Partners announced Wednesday that it has made an investment in Tampa, Fla., foam manufacturer Allied Aerofoam Products. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Father Goes To Bat for Baseball

Richard Murad fields complex for son with $2 million tune-up.

Baseball facility proves a diamond-in-the-rough investment for skin care executive.

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Assets a Plus

FINANCE: New B. Riley lending arm cares little about cash flow.

Investment Bank B. Riley sets up subsidiary to give asset-rich borrowers the credit banks can’t or won’t.

Fight for Ticket Goes His Way

Adrian Watson had been thinking of attending the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight since the matchup was first floated years ago.

Yield-Seeking Investors Look to Corporate Debt

Some of L.A.’s wealthiest look to secure yields from assets such as corporate debt.

PE Roundup: Private Equity Deals Announced This Week

Beverly Hills firm Platinum Equity announced Monday that it has completed the acquisition of acquisition of Irving, Texas, construction fastener maker PrimeSource Building Products Inc. from Japan’s Itochu Corp. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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