Hooked Up: Pasadena’s Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has completed its acquisition of Federal Network Systems, an Ashburn, Va., provider of communication system technology and services. FNS’ main focus is on the intelligence community, Department of Defense and federal civilian customers. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Boxed In: MakersKit, a Westlake creator of DIY craft boxes and how-to video tutorials, has raised $1.5 million in seed funding. The round was led by New York’s TriBeCa Venture Partners. MakersKit plans to move to a 6,000-square-foot downtown L.A. office this month.
Residential Pickup: Greene-Pae and West 97th Street have purchased a South Carthay multifamily building for almost $7.85 million from Oak Coast Properties. The four-story property, at 1520-1522 S. Hayworth Ave., was built in 1990 and renovated in 2013.
Seed Round: Fuisz Media, a Santa Monica tech company specializing in creating interactive videos, has raised $2.1 million in seed funding. The round was led by New York’s Metamorphic Ventures and Lerer Hippeau Ventures.
New Outpost: Warner Communications, a Boston boutique PR and communications firm, has chosen Santa Monica for its second office. The new outpost, at 604 Arizona Ave., is led by Carly Martinetti.
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Series B: TeleSign, a Marina del Rey developer of mobile identity-verification technology, has raised $9 million from Telstra, a Melbourne, Australia, telecommunications company. The investment brings TeleSign’s total Series B round to $49 million. The company said the most recent infusion will help it expand in the Asia Pacific market.
Latin American Connections: OpenGate Capital, a Century City investment firm, has acquired the Damovo Group’s shares in Damovo Mexico and Damovo do Brasil, which provide Internet communication services in their respective countries. Financial terms of the deal with the Damovo Group, based in Glasgow, Scotland, were not disclosed.
Industrial Acquisition: San Francisco’s Terreno Realty Corp. has purchased a Rancho Dominguez industrial property for $4 million from a family trust. The 23,735-square-foot warehouse, at 2934 E. Las Hermanas St., was built in 1970, and features seven dock doors and 17-foot clear heights.
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