December 4, 2022

		

Jorge Mercado

Jorge Mercado is a staff writer with the Business Times. His beats include technology, agriculture, cannabis, energy and the environment, and higher education.


| Friday, December 17th, 2021

Omicron complicates some office reopenings

Central Coast, Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, left, South Coast, Subscriber content, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County

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| Friday, December 17th, 2021

Region’s IPOs raised $3.2B in 2021, a record haul

Banking & Finance, Latest news, middle, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies

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| Thursday, December 16th, 2021

Glass House secures loan of up to $100M to retrofit Camarillo greenhouses for cannabis

Agribusiness, Banking & Finance, Latest news, right, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies, West Ventura County

A few months after purchasing the Houweling’s Tomatoes property in Camarillo, cannabis grower Glass House Group has secured the funding necessary to upgrade the greenhouse facility. Glass House announced Dec. 13 it has acquired a senior secured term loan agreement with a U.S.-based private credit investment fund for up to $100 million, with an initial Read More →

| Thursday, December 16th, 2021

Final member of Inogen’s founding team to leave company

Banking & Finance, Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, middle, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies, Women Inc.

Ali Bauerlein, one of Inogen’s co-founders, has stepped down from her post as the company’s CFO, effective immediately on Dec. 13. According to a company news release, Mike Sergesketter has been appointed interim CFO while Inogen look to fill the position. Bauerlein will stay at Inogen in a transitional finance role through the first quarter Read More →

| Friday, December 10th, 2021

Saalex spins off its IT division

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| Tuesday, December 7th, 2021

AeroVironment shares in nosedive after company lowers revenue guidance

Banking & Finance, Earnings, East Ventura County, Latest news, Technology, Top Stories, Top Story, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies

Shares of AeroVironment plummeted 27.5% on Dec. 7 after the company announced with its quarterly financial results that it would slash its full-year revenue guidance by at least $100 million, “primarily due to three headwinds” tied to supply chains and staffing. AeroVironment, an aerial drone company based in Arlington, Virginia but with major operations in Read More →

| Friday, December 3rd, 2021

Dole shares down after earnings drop

Agribusiness, Banking & Finance, Earnings, East Ventura County, Latest news, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies

Westlake Village-based Dole saw its stock fall 2.5% on Dec. 3 after the company revealed a big dip in earnings for the third quarter of fiscal year 2021-22. Dole, which is dually based in Westlake Village and Ireland and is one of the largest fruit and vegetable producers in the world, saw adjusted net income Read More →