Westlake Bulks Up

Firm secures $221M auto loan portfolio

Westlake Portfolio Management begins servicing the $221 million auto loan portfolio of the defunct Security National Automotive Acceptance Co.

Former Manager of CBS Credit Union Sentenced

Edward Rostohar, 62, of Studio City, has been sentenced to 14 years and one month in federal prison for his involvement in a 20-year embezzlement in which investigators said he stole an estimated $25 million from the now-defunct CBS Employees Federal Credit Union, the Los Angeles Times reported today.

A Rare Bird

Hawke Ventures offers funding and media support to help startups take wing

Hawke Ventures offers funding and media support to help startups take wing

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Science Projects

Santa Monica venture capital firm seeks out and supports disruption-minded startups

Santa Monica venture capital firm seeks out and supports disruption-minded startups

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Colony Capital and Zell’s Equity Group Team Up to Provide Capital to Oil and Gas Industry

Los Angeles-based Colony Capital Inc. and Chicago-based Equity Group Investments Inc. announced Sept. 10 a joint venture to provide capital and asset management to the oil and gas industry.

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Unemployment Steady in L.A. County Despite Seasonal Job Losses

L.A. County’s unemployment rate held steady at 4.5% in July.

LA Financial Credit Union to Merge with Ventura County Credit Union

Pasadena-based L.A. Financial Credit Union has agreed to merge into the Ventura County Credit Union, creating an institution with $1.3 billion in assets and serving 120,000 members in California and Arizona.

Crescent Capital BDC Buys Alcentra Capital for $142 Million

West Los Angeles-based Crescent Capital BDC, a business development company focused on originating and investing in debt of private companies, has purchased Alcentra Capital for $142 million in cash and stock.

Boxwood Merger Corp. Buys Austin-Based Atlas Intermediate Holdings

Boxwood Merger Corp., which raised $200 million in a public offering in November, has purchased an Austin, Texas-based professional and technical services business that could capture future federal dollars for infrastructure development.

Platinum Equity Buys Wesco Aircraft for $2B

A portfolio company of Beverly Hills-based private equity firm Platinum Equity has paid $1.9 billion to buy Wesco Aircraft Holdings Inc., a Valencia-based aerospace parts and supply chain services provider.

Colony Capital Sees Losses Widen in Second Quarter, Plans to Sell Industrial Unit

Colony Capital Inc., a downtown-based real estate investment firm undergoing a difficult turnaround following its acquisition of NorthStar asset management and realty finance in early 2017, saw wider losses in its second quarter.

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Regent Buys Accell Group's North America Cycling Business

Beverly Hills-based private equity firm Regent, which last month acquired French cycling company Mavic from Amer Sports, has purchased the North America cycling business of Dutch-based Accell Group.

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Private Equity Firm Lovell Minnick Sells Stake in Worldwide Facilities

Manhattan Beach-based private equity firm Lovell Minnick Partners has sold its position in Worldwide Facilities, a downtown-based wholesale insurance brokerage.

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Lido Advisors Expands Wealth Management Business

Century City-based Lido Advisors purchased a Maryland wealth advisory business as it pushes to build out its national footprint.

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City National Buys Financial Software Firm Catered to Entertainment Businesses

Beverly Hills-based City National Bank has purchased FilmTrack Inc., a Studio City-based company that tracks payments, contracts and a range of other financial transactions for the entertainment and media industries.

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