Around the World: Teles Properties, a Beverly Hills-based real estate firm, has launched an international division. The firm’s first overseas listing is a $4.6 million property near Amsterdam, Netherlands, which features an estate home, a Saxon farmhouse, a carriage house and 45 acres of pasture.
WEST LOS ANGELES
Vote of Confidence: Brentwood Associates, a West L.A. private equity investment firm, has announced that it has made a significant investment in Chamilia LLC, a Minneapolis jewelry maker. Chamilia is the sixth investment for Brentwood’s Brentwood Associates Private Equity IV fund. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Outpost Landed: VizStar Inc., a Las Vegas-based aviation charter transportation broker, has opened an office in West Hollywood at 8335 Sunset Blvd.
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES
New York Project: A joint venture of Aecom Technology Corp., a downtown L.A.-based engineering services firm, and Mahwah, N.J.-based engineering firm HydroQual Inc. has won a contract to provide dredge services to the city of New York’s Citywide Dredging Engineering Design Contract Services Project. The total contract is valued at $21 million.
Shot in the Arm: Molina Healthcare Inc., a Long Beach managed care provider, has acquired Abri Health Plan, a Milwaukee-based managed care provider, for $16 million. Abri serves Wisconsin Medicaid beneficiaries in 23 counties.
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
Game On: Easton Sports, a division of Van Nuys sporting goods manufacturer Easton-Bell Sports Inc., has selected Agency 215, a San Francisco advertising firm, as its branding agency. Agency 215 will be promoting Easton’s baseball/softball, hockey and lacrosse products.
Cued Up: EPI Construction Inc., a Studio City construction company, has been awarded a $7.4 million contract to build a performing arts center on the campus of Chaminade High School, a private school in West Hills. The new facility will have an auditorium, and classrooms for drama, ballet, music and band practice.
Healthy Giving: Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley has announced it will award $89,000 to eight local non-profit organizations for their contributions to community health. The recipients are Antelope Valley College Foundation, Antelope Valley Family YMCA, Antelope Valley Partners for Health, the Catalyst Foundation, Children’s Center of the Antelope Valley, Mental Health America of Los Angeles, Tarzana Treatment Center Inc. and Valley Oasis of the Antelope Valley Domestic Violence Council. The non-profits will receive between $5,000 to $18,000.