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Leonard Green & Partners, the Westwood private equity firm that already has investments in retailers J. Crew and London’s Topshop, is getting deeper into denim, planning to buy Lucky Brand Jeans from New York’s publicly traded Fifth & Pacific Cos. for $225 million.
Los Angeles plastic pipe maker JM Eagle Manufacturing Co. has accused lawyers in a successful whistleblower case against it of making false and defamatory statements after a jury returned a verdict against the company and its former parent company, Formosa Plastics Corp. USA.
Left Shoe’s 3-D scanner helps store’s customers step into customized fit
Footwear: Left Shoe steps up its service with a 3-D scanner process that creates a custom fit
Shares of OSI Systems Inc. fell nearly 10 percent on Friday after the company announced that the U.S. Transportation Security Administration canceled a $60 million order for its airport screening machines.
The defense electronics system division of Alliant Techsystems Inc. will begin relocating from Woodland Hills to Northridge at the end of the month.
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has named John Dawson president and chief executive, replacing Mel Elias, who served in those roles for five years.
hares of Ducommun Inc. rose 4 percent on Tuesday after the Carson aerospace contractor said it won a multiyear contract to make complex printed circuit board assemblies for the fuel management system of the Airbus A350 jetliner.
Revolution Capital Group on Monday said that it has acquired Maysteel, an Allenton, Wis. maker of sheet metal products.
Lola Getts puts twist on Lululemon pants flap by touting plus-size wear
Lululemon’s CEO recently dissed wearers of plus-sized yoga pants, but Lola Getts rolls out the welcome mat for them.
AeroVironment Inc. reported a drop in profit and revenue in its fiscal second quarter as orders for its unmanned drone aircraft and electric car battery chargers continued to slow.
Aurora Capital Group has completed its acquisition of Calabasas product engineering and testing company National Technical Systems Inc.
MANUFACTURING: Industrial Dynamics brings in private equity firm to help fund expansion of its bottle inspection systems.
Bottle inspection company Industrial Dynamics aims to pull out all the stoppers as it moves into foreign markets
Aurora Capital Group on Thursday announced that it has completed the sale of Porex Corp., a maker of porous polymer materials, to Filtration Group of Chicago.
Energy crop company Ceres Inc. on Thursday reported a sharp decline in revenue for its fiscal fourth quarter as it continues to struggle in the Brazilian market.
Three private equity backers of Air Lease Corp. are selling off part of their stakes in an underwritten public offering of more than 10.1 million shares announced late Wednesday.