Conditions Continue to Favor Cos. Ready to Take IPO Plunge

FINANCE: Analyst Expecting Strong Market In 2018 for S.D. Cos.

Robust equity markets and high investor confidence are likely to spur some local companies to go public next year. That’s according to Tim Holl, a San Diego partner with EY, who said the combination played a role in pushing the number of IPOs in the U.S. this year to its highest since 2014.

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Students on Board With Learning and Teaching at Museum

The Maritime Museum of San Diego announced that it teamed up with Gary and Jerri-Ann Jacobs High Tech High to create prototypes for hands-on children’s exhibits that demonstrate the physics of sailing, science behind navigation and simple maritime machines.

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Cali Bamboo Has a New Chief

Doug Jackson, a former divisional vice president with Shaw Industries, became president Nov. 22.

WD-40 Co. Increased Quarterly Dividend by 10%

The corporation has raised its dividend for eight consecutive years.

Festival’s Funds Go To Breaking the Cycle of Child Abuse

Home Start Inc., a nonprofit child abuse prevention and treatment agency, held its 10th Annual Hallo-Wine Fall Festival recently at the Burnham House, a historic venue near Balboa Park.

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Keynote Speaker Selected for SDVG's Venture Outlook Event

One of the founders of Greycroft LLC, a venture capital firm with more than $1 billion under management, is slated to headline the San Diego Venture Group’s annual Venture Outlook event Jan. 11.

JMI Equity Promotes Two to General Partner

San Diego-based private equity firm has promoted Suken Vakil and Randy Guttman to general partner.

Section 32 Adds A Key Player to its Roster

The venture capital firm in San Diego that was launched earlier this year by former Google Ventures CEO Bill Maris has added a big name in health care.

USD Receives $20M Gift to Support New Business School Home

Don Knauss, chairman of the University of San Diego Board of Directors, and his wife, Ellie Knauss, are donating $20 million to the university to launch the planning and construction of a new $67 million home for its business school.

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S.D.’s ‘Civic’ Startups Make Progress

The Innovation That Matters report, released in October, assessed the health of the startup communities in 25 U.S. cities based on economic data and an online survey of about 400 startup community leaders.

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Founders Gala Raises Record Amount For USD Scholarships

The University of San Diego announced that its Founders Gala held recently at the Jenny Craig Pavilion generated a record-setting $1.3 million for scholarships for deserving USD scholars and student who are veterans. Proceeds from the evening supported the Founders Endowed Scholarship Fund and established a new, endowed scholarship fund in the amount of $500,000 dedicated to USD student veterans.

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DiegoDev Invests in DonationMatch

Del Mar-based web development agency DiegoDev Group LLC recently announced it invested in Sorrento Valley-based DonationMatch Inc.

Economic Index: S.D. Economy Rises on National Outlook

A local index of leading economic indicators in San Diego County was up 0.6 percent in October.

Haskell & White LLP Exec Joins ACG's San Diego Chapter Board

Carlos Martinez, a senior manager at accounting, auditing and tax firm Haskell & White LLP, has joined the board of directors for the Association for Corporate Growth’s San Diego chapter.

New Investors at Table Mean Changes for Jack

DINING: Possible Qdoba Sale May Just Be First Step of Big Changes

Jack in the Box Inc. may emerge from 2017 as a slimmer version of itself.

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