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.
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.
Doug Jackson, a former divisional vice president with Shaw Industries, became president Nov. 22.
The corporation has raised its dividend for eight consecutive years.
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.
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.
San Diego-based private equity firm has promoted Suken Vakil and Randy Guttman to general partner.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Del Mar-based web development agency DiegoDev Group LLC recently announced it invested in Sorrento Valley-based DonationMatch Inc.
A local index of leading economic indicators in San Diego County was up 0.6 percent in October.
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.
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.