James Cutchin

Staff Reporter

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Recent Stories

Platinum Equity Closes $10B Megafund

Private equity firm attracts more than 250 investors for latest offering

Beverly Hills-based private equity firm Platinum Equity has raised $10 billion for its latest flagship fund.

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Bank Branches Change It Up

LA sets the pace for new customer experiences

To keep up with changing customer needs, L.A. banks have had to ramp up investment in technology and offer a new kind of customer experience.

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Healthy Returns

Arrowhead, Fulgent drove a strong 2019 for L.A. stocks

Last year was a good one for the stock market, and Los Angeles-area companies rode the wave.

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Wedbush Securities Founder Dies at 87

Edward Wedbush launched brokerage in 1955

Edward Wedbush, founder of Wedbush Securities Inc., passed away at his home in Rancho Santa Fe.

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Venture Capital: Firms will find opportunities exist amid uncertainty

Venture capitalists in Los Angeles see opportunities for the year ahead — regardless of the state of the economy.

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Rubicon Sets Telaria Deal

Merger with NY company will create ad tech giant

Playa Vista-based advertising technology company Rubicon Project Inc. will merge with New York-based Telaria Inc. to create what the companies call the world’s largest independent sell-side advertising platform.

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Banking & Finance: Leaning into technology and looking to cut costs

Los Angeles banking and finance in the year ahead will be shaped by technological innovation, cost-cutting and a possible economic slowdown, local experts predict.

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K1 Joins $580 Million Buildium Sale

PE firm was first backer of software developer

Manhattan Beach-based private equity firm K1 Investment Management has sold its stake in property management software company Buildium to RealPage Inc.

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Westlake Financial Strikes Canadian Partnership

Hancock Park-based Westlake Financial Services Inc. and sister company Nowcom Corp. entered into a strategic partnership with Canadian auto finance company Source One Financial Corp.

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ICM Sells $150M Stake

Entertainment: PE firm Crestview buys in

ICM Partners, the Century City-based talent agency, has sold an ownership stake of roughly one-third to private equity firm Crestview Partners for $150 million.

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