San Diego Business Journal

Retrophin Closes $149.5 Million Public Offering

Retrophin Inc. announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 7,866,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $19 per share, including 1,026,000 shares sold pursuant to the full exercise of the underwriters’ option.

WD-40 Announces Quarterly Dividend and Board Appointment

WD-40 Co., a San Diego-based maker of specialty lubricants, soap and chemicals, announced its regular quarterly dividend of $0.38 per share, payable April 30 to stockholders of record at the close of business on April 16.

Sempra Energy Submits Port Arthur LNG Facilities for Pre-File Review

Sempra Energy announced its subsidiary, Port Arthur LNG, has requested that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission initiate the pre-filing review for the company’s proposed Port Arthur LNG natural gas liquefaction and export facility in Port Arthur, Texas.

Huntington Capital Announces Final Closing of $91.7M Growth Capital Fund

San Diego-based Huntington Capital, a provider of growth capital to lower-middle market companies, announced the final closing of its third fund, Huntington Capital Fund III L.P., with $91.7 million of total capital commitments.

The Business Calendar for the Week of March 23, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of March 23, 2015, and beyond.

Business Events Calendar for Week of March 23, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of March 23, 2016.

Community Leaders Invited to School’s Women’s Symposium

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace, San Diego’s a Catholic college-preparatory girls’ high school, will host its inaugural Women’s Symposium, the school announced.

SDG&E to Distribute $1M to Nonprofits

San Diego Gas & Electric kicked off its annual Environmental Champions initiative, a $1 million charitable giving campaign that funds local environmental nonprofits in San Diego and southern Orange counties, the company said.

RF Industries Reports Q1 Results

RF Industries Ltd. reported sales of $6.9 million for the first quarter ended Jan. 31, 2015, compared with sales of $5.9 million for the like quarter of the previous year.

O’Neal Named President of Lucia Securities

Lucia Capital Group, a San Diego-based family of companies in the wealth advice, asset management, and investment distribution spaces, named Tiy O’Neal president of Lucia Securities LLC, Lucia Capital Group’s broker-dealer platform.

The Business Calendar for the Week of March 16, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of March 16, 2016, and beyond.

Business Events Calendar for Week of March 16, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of March 16, 2015, and beyond.

Fresh Healthy Signs Deal With UNFI

Fresh Healthy Vending International Inc., a San Diego-based healthful foods vending franchisor, announced its signing of a new three-year deal with United Natural Foods Inc.

Independa Closes $6 Million Series B Funding Round

Independa, an integrated community engagement and remote care technologies company, announced it has closed its Series B funding round, raising $6 million.

Fresh Healthy Vending Signs Agreement With United Natural Foods

Fresh Healthy Vending International Inc., a San Diego-based healthful foods vending franchisor, announced its signing of a new three-year deal with United Natural Foods Inc. offering Fresh Healthy’s franchisees an additional discount on food purchases.

Bridgepoint Reports Q4 and Yearly Results

Bridgepoint Education Inc. reported revenue of $147.3 million for the fourth quarter that ended Dec. 31, 2014, compared with $162.2 million for the like period in 2013.

Mountain Health Names Blain to CMO Post

Mountain Health, a private, nonprofit regional community health center providing health care, health education and community services, named Arthur Blain, M.D., as its new chief medical officer.

The Business Calendar for the Week of March 9, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of March 9, 2015, and beyond.

Vibra Earns Top Ranking For Lending

BANKING: Merger With Pacific Commerce Approved by Shareholders

Vibra Bank said that it has been recognized as the No.1 “small size” SBA 7(a) lender for all of 2014 by the San Diego District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Business Calendar for Week of March 9, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of March 9, 2015, and beyond.

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Bank of America Merrill Lynch Appoints Parra to Lead SoCal Commercial Market

Bank of America Merrill Lynch announced it has named Julian Parra as market executive in the West region of Global Commercial Banking.

Vibra Earns a Top Ranking for Its SBA Lending in Local District

Vibra Bank said that it has been recognized as the No.1 “small size” SBA 7(a) lender for all of 2014 by the San Diego District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The Business Calendar for the Week of March 2, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of March 2, 2015, and beyond.

Business Calendar for Week of March 2, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of March 2, 2015, and beyond.

Silvergate Bank Reports Q4 Net Income of $1.68 Million

La Jolla-based Silvergate Bank announced net income of $1.68 million for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2014, compared with $1.27 million for the like quarter of the previous year.

Shareholders Approve Merger of Vibra and Pacific Commerce Bank

Vibra Bank’s and Pacific Commerce Bank’s shareholders separately approved the proposed merger of the two banks first announced in October of 2014.

XIFIN Names James C. Malone Its New CFO

XIFIN Inc., a San Diego-based software and services company dedicated to optimizing the economics of health care, has named James C. Malone as its new chief financial officer.

BofI Holding Announces $50 Million At-the-Market Common Stock Offering

San Diego-based BofI Holding Inc., parent company of BofI Federal Bank, announced the completion of its $50 million at-the-market common stock offering commenced in July 2014 and the initiation of a new $50 million at-the-market common stock offering through the filing of a prospectus supplement with the SEC under BOFI's effective shelf registration statement filed on Feb. 19.

SAIC Awarded Task Order Worth Up to $62 Million

The Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) awarded SAIC a task order worth $62 million if all options are exercised. SAIC said.

The Business Calendar for the Week of February 23, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of February 23, 2015.

New Global Headquarters More Than Doubles Lytx's Space

Lytx Inc., a provider of video-based driver safety technology, celebrated a grand opening at its new global headquarters in San Diego at 9785 Towne Centre Drive in UTC.

BuyAutoParts.com Name Crisan to CIO Post

BuyAutoParts.com, an e-commerce and wholesale auto parts distribution company, announced that Adrian Crisan has been appointed chief information officer.

Lytx Moves to New San Diego Headquarters

Lytx Inc., a provider of video-based driver safety technology, celebrated a grand opening at its new global headquarters in San Diego at 9785 Towne Centre Drive in UTC.

Business Calendar for Week of February 23, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of February 23, 2015, and beyond.

Fresh Healthy Vending Awarded Contract With Largest Minnesota School District

San Diego-based Fresh Healthy Vending International Inc., a vending franchisor focusing on healthful foods, has been awarded a 1.5 year contract to place snack and beverage choices in Minnesota’s largest school district.

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Tealium Closes $30.7M in Series D Financing

San Diego-based Tealium, which offers tag management and digital data distribution and other software solutions to maximize online marketing, said it has closed $30.7 million in Series D financing.

Mor Furniture Opens 30th Store

San Diego-based Mor Furniture for Less announced the opening of its 30th store.

The Business Events Calendar for the Week of February 16, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of February 16, 2015, and beyond.

Clowns.com to Expand Network to San Diego

Clowns.com, a children’s entertainment company located in the New York state, has announced a multicity expansion over the next 24 months that will include San Diego and Los Angeles.

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John Cruse Promoted to COO at Balboa Travel

Balboa Travel, a corporate travel management company, announced the promotion of John Cruse to chief operating officer.

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Balboa Travel Names Cruse to COO Position

Balboa Travel, a corporate travel management company, announced the promotion of John Cruse to chief operating officer.

Business Calendar for Week of February 16, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of February 16, 2015, and beyond.

Hospitality Associations Form Alliance

The Food & Beverage Association of San Diego and the Chefs De Cuisine Association of San Diego have formed an alliance to better serve the local hospitality industry, the two groups said.

TGG Names Ruff CEO; Garrett to Take Executive Chairman Role

San Diego-based TGG, a provider of outsourced accounting and business advisory services, announced that Andrew Ruff has been appointed as chief executive officer effective immediately. Matt Garrett, former CEO, is now executive chairman of the company.

The Business Events Calendar for the Week of February 9, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of February 9, 2015, and beyond.

Star-Studded Financing Round Closes for Suja Juice

San Diego-based Suja Juice Co. announced the close of a financing round in excess of $20 million.

EvoNexus Puts Out Call for Incubator Applicants

TECH: Opportunity For Startups to Get Workspace, Exposure

Technology incubator EvoNexus has announced its open call for applications from startups competing to enter its locations, the group said.

Suja Juice Announces Close of $20 Million Star-Studded Financing Round

San Diego-based Suja Juice Co. announced the close of a financing round in excess of $20 million.

Business Calendar for Week of February 9, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of February 9, 2015, and beyond.

EvoNexus Calls for Applications From Startups for Incubator Program

Technology incubator EvoNexus has announced its open call for applications from startups competing to enter its locations, the group said.

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