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Founders earnings jump in Q1

By   /  Wednesday, April 11th, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Earnings, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Founders earnings jump in Q1

San Luis Obispo-based Founders Community Bank earned $189,000 in the first quarter, up 220 percent from the $86,000 it earned in the first quarter a year earlier. The bank also announced plans to open a new Morro Bay branch. Loans and deposits were up during the quarter, with noninterest-bearing deposits climbing by $7 billion, CEO Read More →

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Umpqua to buy American Perspective Bank for $44.7M

By   /  Tuesday, April 10th, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Central Coast, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Umpqua to buy American Perspective Bank for $44.7M

San Luis Obispo-based American Perspective Bank is being purchased by Portland-based Umpqua Holdings Corp. for $44.7 million. Under the deal, announced April 10, Umpqua will pay $10 per share in cash for American Perspective. The San Luis Obispo bank’s three Central Coast branches will be rebranded as Umpqua Bank. The acquisition has been approved by Read More →

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Calavo to raise up to $200M

By   /  Thursday, April 5th, 2012  /  Agribusiness, Banking & Finance, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Calavo to raise up to $200M

Avocado marketer Calavo Growers said April 6 that it plans to raise up to $200 million in fresh capital by offering a mix of common stock and warrants for sale. The Santa Paula-based company said in regulatory filings that it would offer a combination of shares of common stock and warrants to raise the funds. Read More →

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Teledyne increases stake in Optech

By   /  Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news, Technology, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Teledyne increases stake in Optech

Military-industrial conglomerate Teledyne Technologies said April 3 that its Dalsa subsidiary has increased its ownership stake in the parent company of Optech from 19 percent to 51 percent. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Optech is a Canadian maker of laser-based survey and digital imaging equipment. Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne has been moving away from Read More →

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Amgen, AstraZeneca strike drug development deal

By   /  Monday, April 2nd, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news, Technology, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Amgen, AstraZeneca strike drug development deal

Amgen has entered a development deal with London-based AstraZeneca to jointly commercialize five anti-inflammation drugs. Under the terms of the agreement announced April 2, AstraZeneca will pay a one-time $50 million payment to Amgen and will be responsible for helping the Thousand Oaks-based biotech giant commercialize its inflammation drug pipeline. The firms said in a Read More →

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Ojai Community Bank out from regulatory order

By   /  Tuesday, March 27th, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Ojai Community Bank out from regulatory order

Ojai Community Bank is out from under a regulatory consent order imposed on it last year and reported a profitable 2011, swinging back from a loss the year earlier. The small Ojai-based bank said March 27 that regulators had lifted a Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. order placed on it on March 31, 2011. The announcement Read More →

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Union deal rattles region’s banks

By   /  Friday, March 16th, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Top Stories  /  1 Comment

  EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one part in a three-part package on Union Bank’s acquisition of Pacific Capital Bancorp, the parent of Santa Barbara Bank & Trust. Read the other two stories here: “End of an era for SBB&T brand.” A look back at the 52-year history of a company that enjoyed exceptional customer and Read More →