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Allergan acquires Irvine-based Chase Pharmaceuticals for $125M

Thursday, December 01, 2016

(Source: Orange County Register)  Allergan has acquired Irvine-based Chase Pharmaceuticals for $125 million, the company announced last week. Chase is a clinical stage company focusing on drugs to combat Alzheimer’s...
Edwards in $340M Mitral Device Deal

Thursday, December 01, 2016

(Source: Orange County Business Journal)   Edwards Lifesciences Corp. in Irvine will buy Valtech Cardio Ltd in Or Yehuda, Israel, for $340 million in cash and...
119 OC Firms Make Inc. 5000

Friday, August 26, 2016

(Source: Orange County Business Journal) Orange County placed 119 companies on the Inc. 5000 ranking of the fastest-growing U.S. private companies. A dozen of the firms made...
OCTANe’s Accelerator Program Shows its Chops

Monday, August 22, 2016

(Source: MedCity News) Startups have a burning need to raise money; investors want the best possible returns. The trick is connecting these two groups. In Orange...
Venture Captial Investments Rebound in Q2

Thursday, August 04, 2016

(Source: Orange County Business Journal) Venture capital investors plunked down more than $229 million for Orange County high-tech companies in the second quarter, according to a...
Irvine Gets Google Fiber

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

(Orange County Business Journal) Irvine will become the latest U.S. city to feature Google Inc.’s new super-speedy Internet service for businesses and residents—with a caveat: The...
Vizio in $2 Billion Deal

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

(Orange County Business Journal) Irvine-based Vizio Inc. has been acquired for $2 billion by LeEco, a conglomerate based in China. The transaction, expected to close in the...
Edwards Beats Expectations for Q2

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

(Orange County Business Journal) Irvine-based Edwards Lifesciences Corp. surpassed analysts' expectations on second-quarter revenue and profit and hiked its 2016 forecast in a report issued after...
BREXIT: What's It Mean?

Monday, June 27, 2016

By Linda DiMario, Vice President, Irvine Chamber Economic Development & Toursim In an effort to help our businesses understand, manage and mitigate the ripple effects of...
California Economy Third Best In U.S.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

(California Association for Local Economic Development: Excerpted from Boston Business Journal) California’s economy is the third-best in the country, according to a new report from personal...