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CKE chief: Corn, Obamacare scuttled IPO

By   /  Friday, August 17th, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  1 Comment

CKE Restaurants has pulled the plug on a deal that would have made it a public company again and raised as much as $213.3 million for the Carpinteria-based fast-food operator. All sides agree investors ultimately balked because of bad timing. But analysts also lay part of the blame on the heavy debt load CKE incurred Read More →

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Gorell, Newsom team to recruit firms to Golden state

By   /  Monday, July 23rd, 2012  /  Latest news, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Gorell, Newsom team to recruit firms to Golden state

Looking to counter raiding expeditions by high-profile elected officials from outside the state, California is about to embark on a recruiting effort of its own. At a meeting expected to take place Friday in Thousand Oaks, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Assemblymember Jeff Gorell, a Republican from the 37th District, are expected to announce a Read More →

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CKE’s $100M IPO will fuel hunger for growth

By   /  Friday, May 25th, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on CKE’s $100M IPO will fuel hunger for growth

As the battle for a bigger slice of the $70   billion U.S. burger market heats up, CKE Restaurants is preparing to go public again in a $100  million stock offering. CKE, the Carpinteria-based parent of burger chains Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, said in a May 17 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it plans to Read More →

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CKE to go public again in $100M offering

By   /  Thursday, May 17th, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news  /  Comments Off on CKE to go public again in $100M offering

Less than two years after a $1 billion buyout by Apollo Management, CKE Restaurants, the Carpinteria-based parent of burger chains Carl’s Jr. and Hardees, is preparing to go public again in a $100 million offering. The company said in a brief statement on May 17 that it had filed regulatory papers with the U.S. Securities Read More →

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Who will lead the tri-county corporate scene over the next decade?

By   /  Friday, April 20th, 2012  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Who will lead the tri-county corporate scene over the next decade?

The ranks of corporate leadership in the Tri-Counties are undergoing a bit of a shakeup.

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Editorial: CKE chief’s policy soul mate

By   /  Friday, December 9th, 2011  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: CKE chief’s policy soul mate

CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder has found a kindred spirit.

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Editorial: Carl’s Jr. chief keeps jobs debate cooking

By   /  Friday, September 16th, 2011  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Carl’s Jr. chief keeps jobs debate cooking

Remarks by CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder at California State University Channel Islands provided a welcome clearing of the air about the potential loss of a South Coast corporate headquarters.

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