SD FINANCE

Ingenium Acquires WSR to Expand Consulting Services

WASTE MANAGEMENT: Escondido Firm Handles Hazardous, Radioactive Waste

Waste management services provider Ingenium has acquired WSR Environmental and Safety Management (WSR) in a deal announced Dec. 2.

Jack in the Box Buying Del Taco for $575 Million

RESTAURANTS: Deal Combines Two of Country’s Top QSRs

San Diego-based Jack in the Box (Nasdaq: JACK) is buying fast food competitor Del Taco (Nasdaq: TACO) for $575 million.

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6 Ways to Maintain Brain Health

A Scripps neurologist explains how to keep your brain young, even as your body ages.

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SD Angel Conference Launches Fourth Conference Series

San Diego Angel Conference (SDAC), a University of San Diego School of Business program that activates accredited angel investors and engages promising early-stage companies that drive the innovation ecosystem, recently kicked off its fourth angel conference series.

Manscaped Going Public Via SPAC Merger

RETAIL: $290M Co. Partners with Bright Lights Acquisition Corp.

Manscaped, the men’s consumer lifestyle brand that specializes in grooming products, is going public via a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) merger, according to the company’s founder and CEO.

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Jack in the Box Posts Fourth Quarter Revenue of $279M

RESTAURANTS: Net Earnings Are $38.9M; Board Declares Dividend, OKs Stock Buyback

Jack in the Box Inc. (Nasdaq: JACK), the homegrown hamburger chain, generated revenue of $278.5 million in its fourth quarter, which wrapped up on Oct. 3.

Alastin Skincare Has Been Acquired

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Vista Director Retires After Two Decades

Kevin Ham’s retirement will be effective on Dec. 31, 2021.

Urban Corps Opens North County Facility

Diane Chalmers Center to Serve Young Adults Up to Age 26

Urban Corps of San Diego County, the nonprofit that serves as a bridge to better the life of young adults ages 18-26, is growing its reach.

San Diego Regional EDC: Bottlenecks Are Squeezing Bottom Lines

Surveying the Changing Business Landscape in San Diego

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every facet of life, including how businesses operate. Companies in every industry are rapidly re-evaluating how they do business, changing the way they interact with customers, manage supply chains and where their employees are physically located.

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Viasat to Buy Competitor

AEROSPACE: Inmarsat Deal Worth $7.3 Billion

Carlsbad-based Viasat (Nasdaq: VSAT) said on Nov. 8 that it has agreed to buy British competitor Inmarsat for $7.3 billion.

Anti-Drone Tech Specialist Citadel Sold to BlueHalo

DEFENSE: Firm Has a Variety of Clients in Federal Agencies, Local Governments

Citadel Defense Co., based in Mission Valley, has been sold to an Alabama company that includes space warfare in its focus.

KBS Buys Leading Janitorial, Facility Services Provider

REAL ESTATE: Bravo! Is Oceanside Firm’s 14th Acquisition Since 2017

Oceanside-based Kellermeyer Bergensons Services has acquired BRAVO! Building Services and two other related companies, BRAVO! Facility Services and BRAVO! Innovative Solutions.

County Study to Examine Job Impacts of Decarbonization

EMPLOYMENT: Effort will Aid Displaced Fossil Fuel Workers

The County of San Diego has undertaken a study to better understand how “decarbonization” may impact the region’s labor force, including those from disadvantaged communities.

Qualcomm Reports Record Q4 Sales

TECH: Diversification Paying Big Dividends

In the weeks heading into the company’s annual Investor’s Day on Nov. 16, Qualcomm has seen its stock price take off as Wall Street seems increasingly certain the San Diego-based company’s big bet on diversification is already paying off.

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