Los Angeles Business Journal


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Radio, TV Broadcaster Tops Chart

INVESTMENT: Entravision hits No. 1 on list of most profitable.

Spanish-language radio and TV broadcaster Entravision dialed up its performance to top the Business Journal’s list of most profitable public companies.

Multilevel Marketing Makeover?

Herbalife Ltd.’s $200 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission will mean a rethinking of how it conducts operations, but reimagining a $6 billion company’s business model is no easy task.

Business Journal sorts through the good and bad news in Herbalife’s $200 million FTC settlement.

Different Directions

The profitability of publicly held real estate companies and Dollar Shave Club’s $1 billion exit are all part of the story of the strength of the local economy.

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Equity Firm Pulls Off Sweet $725 Million Deal for Maker of Twinkies

Is Gores Group developing a sweet tooth?

Pot Management Firm MedMen Starts $100 Million Fund

MedMen, a cannabis management company based in Culver City, announced that it was launching a $100 million private equity fund.

Thrive Market Raises $111 Million

Online health food store Thrive Market has raised a $111 million round.

Billionaire Scores $30 Million Stake in Sports Agency

Now that Ron Burkle’s West Hollywood investment firm Yucaipa Cos. has closed a $30 million investment in sports agency Independent Sports and Entertainment, the billionaire is setting to work increasing the earning power of its clients.

Variety Recasts Print Publication in Heated Showbiz Battle

MEDIA: Variety recasts print publication in heated showbiz battle.

Variety raises the curtain on a print redesign in a running battle among showbiz trade publications to draw readers.

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Breitburn Gets OK to Tap Bankruptcy Loan

L.A. oil firm Breitburn Energy Partners has received court approval to draw on $75 million in financing to sustain itself during bankruptcy proceedings.

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CIT Bank Reinvestment Plan Gets Approval, Criticism

Pasadena-based CIT Bank has finally won approval of its new community reinvestment plan from federal regulators, a condition of the consent of its merger with OneWest Bank last summer.

WME IMG Gets $250 Million Investment from Softbank

Beverly Hills talent agency WME IMG has received a $250 million investment from Japanese finance and telecom giant SoftBank.

Ides Capital Tries to Shake Up Boingo’s Board

Activist investor group Ides Capital of New York is working to shake up the board of Westwood’s Boingo Wireless Inc.

PE Roundup: Private Equity Deals Announced This Week

Santa Monica investment firm Clearlake Capital Croup announced Thursday it had led the recapitalization of Synder, Texas oilfield services provider Globe Energy Services. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Stocks Fall

The Dow Jones industrial average was down 24 points in trading day to close at 17,528. The S&P 500 was down four points to 2,057. The Nasdaq was down eight points to 5,041. The LABJ Stock Index was flat at 237.

Sunset Strip Hotel Gets Financing

A luxury hotel project on the western end of the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood has received $260 million in financing, according to the Los Angeles Times. The project, headed by New York developer Witkoff Group, will be the first West Coast outpost for the Edition hotel brand, a collaboration between Marriott International and Ian Schrager, a boutique hotelier.