By Kirk Lesh The question of whether Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s term should be extended has received a lot of attention recently. It seems like The Washington Post, The New York Times or The Wall Street Journal has an article on this topic every week. In a similar vein, it seems someone from the Read More →
NOTE: This article was originally posted at 11:30 a.m. and updated after the markets closed at 1 p.m. PDT to reflect Olaplex’s closing price. The Montecito-based hair care products company Olaplex’s stock began trading on the Nasdaq on Sept. 30, opening at $21 and shooting up to $24.50 by the end of the trading day. Read More →
The Montecito-based hair care products company Olaplex upped the projected share price of its planned initial public offering on Sept. 28 and now expects to raise as much as $1.46 billion. Olaplex now plans to price its upcoming IPO at $17 to $19, it said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Read More →
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Procore Technologies announced its first acquisition since going public in May, and it’s the largest one in company history. The Carpinteria-based construction software company said on Sept. 22 that it is purchasing Levelset, a New Orleans-based construction software company, for $500 million: $425 million in cash and $75 million in the form of Procore common Read More →
Thousand Oaks-based Amgen had a big win in court on Sept. 20, as a federal court in New Jersey upheld multiple Amgen patents for its psoriasis treatment, Otezla. Amgen filed a patent infringement lawsuit earlier this year against two companies, Sandoz and Zydus Pharmaceuticals, claiming that their generic versions of Otezla infringed upon at least Read More →
Editor’s Note: This article was originally posted Sept. 21 and updated Sept. 23 with more reporting about the pending bank merger. Union Bank’s 29-branch network in the Tri-Counties will become part of U.S. Bank in an $8 billion deal that will give Union Bank’s Japanese parent a nearly 3% stake in Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp. In Read More →