CENTRAL AREA

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES

Moved In: New York-based BAM Architecture Studio has opened an outpost in downtown Los Angeles. The new office, at 453 Spring St., will be headed by Brian Spence. The firm also has an office in Durham, N.C.

Open for Business: New York-headquartered Bentham IMF, the U.S. arm of Sydney litigation finance company IMF, has expended to the West Coast with a new office in downtown Los Angeles. The firm’s new outpost, at 523 W. Sixth St., will be overseen by Allison Chock.

WESTSIDE

SANTA MONICA

Driver’s Seat: Clearlake Capital Group, a Santa Monica investment firm, has completed its acquisition of auto parts supplier Futuris Automotive from Elders Ltd., an Adelaide, Australia, agribusiness-focused company. As part of the deal, Clearlake executives José E. Feliciano and Colin Leonard will join the board of Futuris, which is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

O.C. Pickup: Vance Street Capital, a West L.A. private equity firm, has completed the purchase of Lark Engineering, a San Juan Capistrano designer and manufacturer of radio frequency filters for commercial, industrial and military uses. Lark becomes a division of Vance Street’s Secure Communication Systems, a Santa Ana maker of specialty computing systems, encryption equipment and other communications products for defense and industrial uses. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

TRI-CITIES

GLENDALE

Mall Presence: JustFab, an El Segundo shoe retailer best known for its online-only store and monthly subscription plan, has opened its first brick-and-mortar shop, a 3,000-square-foot space at the Glendale Galleria. Customers can sign up for an online membership at the store.

Checked In: Apollo Medical Holdings Inc., a Glendale manager of doctors groups, has reached a deal with Santa Ana’s Integrated Healthcare Holdings Inc. to provide services at four Orange County hospitals. Apollo will operate at Western Medical Centers in Santa Ana and Anaheim, Coastal Communities Hospital in Santa Ana and Chapman Medical Center in Orange.

PASADENA

On the Level: Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. in Pasadena has received a contract from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s civil engineering and development department to provide services for its landslip prevention program. The program seeks to manage landslide risks associated with natural and man-made slopes. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

SOUTH BAY

LONG BEACH

Industrial Deal: United Pacific Industries Inc., a Carson maker of automobile products, has purchased a Long Beach industrial building for $18.2 million from Irvine realty company Sares-Regis Group. United Pacific plans to occupy the 135,000-square-foot property, at 3788 Conant St., which is part of the Pacific Pointe South @ Douglas Park campus.

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