Los Angeles Business Journal

Matt is a finance reporter covering venture capital and private equity.

Recent Stories

Venture Capital Veterans Put Money on New Firm

INVESTMENT: Duo launch Basepoint to build future away from Rustic Canyon.

Rustic Canyon partners aren’t scared to bid the firm’s brand farewell as they carve out a future as Bravepoint.

Freight Forwarder’s Shares Advance on Wall Street

SHIPPING: UTi’s new IT system wins over investors despite poor quarter.

UTi’s new IT system helps the freight forwarder make up ground with investors.

Rough Road for Family

Ari Bass was one of many L.A. dads who spent a couple weeks in August driving a van on a family vacation.

Wall Street Doesn’t Cotton to Poor Denim Sales

Fashion: Guess shares fall; CEO admits latest dresses, jeans unseemly.

Fashion: Denim maker sows trouble on Wall Street after its latest dresses and jeans fail to find fans.

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Learning By Degrees

Finance: Executives value relationships, experience over big-name business schools.

Finance: Local executives share how relationships and experience paid off more than a big-school business diploma.

Drug Developer Turns Page With Published Trial

BIOTECH: Findings for cancer treatment send shares of Kite soaring.

Investors are high on Kite Pharma after the results of its drug trial are published in a medical journal.

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Luxury Offerings, Chinese Buyers Rev Up Car Sales

Low interest rates and Chinese investors have helped put L.A. dealerships on the road to a record year.

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Clippers Deal Took Six Days of Sleepless Nights

LAW: Dealmaker gives play by play of fast-break NBA team sale.

Attorney Bob Baradaran worked like mad for days to shepherd Shelly Sterling’s sale of the Clippers to Steve Ballmer.

Clippers Deal Took Six Days of Sleepless Nights

It started with a phone call Friday night at the opening of Memorial Day weekend.

Drink Maker’s Shares Bubble Up on Wall Street

BEVERAGES: Reed’s stock reverses course on basis of strong second quarter.

Investors see soft-drink maker Reed’s glass as half-full after strong second quarter.

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