New Office: Harris-Ginsberg LLP, a downtown L.A. law firm focused on family law, has chosen Pasadena for the firm’s first branch. The new outpost is at 70 S. Lake Ave. The firm focuses on dissolution of marriage, custody, support and property rights, and prenuptial and postnuptial issues, among other subjects.

Scottish Roads: The Bear Scotland joint venture of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., a Pasadena engineering firm, has been awarded a contract from Transport Scotland to oversee the operation and maintenance of key roads in the country’s northwest. Transport Scotland estimates the total contract value to be approximately $160 million over five years, with the option to extend the contract another five years. Bear Scotland is a joint venture of Jacobs, the U.K.’s Breedon Aggregates and France’s Eurovia.



Emergency Salute: The emergency department of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has been selected for the Lantern Award, a national honor handed out by the Emergency Nurses Association, a Des Plaines, Ill., education and advocacy organization for emergency department nurses. The Los Feliz hospital’s department was recognized for outstanding performance in patient care, research and leadership.


Bought Up: PriceGrabber, a Baldwin Hills e-commerce platform and shopping site, has acquired Snapette, a Palo Alto mobile app that provides local information on fashion products, stores and sales. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.



Boxed Up: Infiniti Media Inc., a Westwood injection-molding supplier to the entertainment industry, has sold all of its production assets to the Amaray plastics division of AGI-Shorewood Group, a Stamford, Conn.-based specialty packaging maker. Infiniti’s production assets in Paducah, Ky., will be combined into Amaray’s production facility in Elizabethtown, Ky. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.


PR Pickup: Saeger Media Group, a Santa Monica public relations firm, has been acquired by Swift Collective, a Portland, Ore., communications firm. The combined entity, which will be headquartered in Portland, will be called Swift. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Foodie Funds: Tastemade Inc., a Santa Monica operator of a foodcentric YouTube network, has raised $10 million in a series B round led by Raine Ventures, a new venture arm of New York-headquartered investment firm Raine Group. The 18-person company plans to use the funding to continue to build out its technology platform and grow its network.



Series D: Morphlabs, a provider of cloud storage services, has raised $10 million in series D financing. The round, led by Tallwood Management in Palo Alto and Carson’s Entropy Research Lab, brought the total capital raised by the company to $22.5 million. Morphlabs will use the proceeds from this round to support the company’s business in Asia.

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