Matt is a finance reporter covering venture capital and private equity.
Koreatown’s Wilshire Bancorp Inc. announced Tuesday that it has opened its first full-service bank branch in Georgia, located in the city of LaGrange. The bank, Los Angeles County’s ninth-largest, primarily caters to the Korean-American community.
DEVELOPMENT: Shares slide as Macerich investors question chance of deal.
Wall Street isn’t sold on rival mall operator’s latest offer for deal-averse Macerich.
Touch looks to crack Keurig’s dominance with speed, quality.
Touch looks to push rival Keurig’s buttons with a brewing machine built for speedy, tasty cups of joe.
EXPANSION: Bel Air opens outpost in San Francisco to help connect to startups.
From its office on Avenue of the Stars, Bel Air Investment Advisors has built a reputation as wealth manager to the stars. But today’s young A-listers are often found in Bay Area tech incubators, not Hollywood hot spots.
TECHNOLOGY: Venture by Arizona State seeks to link to new class of entrepreneurs.
Alumnus helps Arizona State University teach L.A. tech entrepreneurs how to launch a business.
Century City’s OpenGate Capital announced Monday that it has completed the sale of Kotkamills Oy, a Finnish specialty paper and wood products company, to Finnish private equity firm MB Funds.
Six local bank executives address regulatory, economic issues that have spurred institutions to seek deals to combine their strengths.
Bidders are going big for small and midsize institutions as bankers team up.
ACCOUNTING: War stories of Ernie Cooper added plus for VLS’ forensic clients.
Ernie Cooper taps into his FBI past to make a case for VLS’ forensic services.
RETAIL: Smart & Final credits strategy to attract typical grocery shoppers.
Investors buy shares of Smart & Final in bulk after a strong quarter from the market chain.
Royal Bank of Canada’s deal for City National is another example of L.A. losing a headquarters.