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Total Produce buys 45 percent stake in Dole Foods

By   /  Friday, February 2nd, 2018  /  Agribusiness, East Ventura County, right  /  Comments Off on Total Produce buys 45 percent stake in Dole Foods

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Our view: Dole Food layoffs loom over Ventura County

By   /  Friday, September 15th, 2017  /  Agribusiness, Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Dole Food layoffs loom over Ventura County

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Dubroff: Tri-Counties becoming hot spot for new capital investments

By   /  Friday, May 26th, 2017  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Tri-Counties becoming hot spot for new capital investments

Henry Dubroff

Capital markets have discovered the Tri-Counties in a big way in 2017. This might be a permanent change in the way wealth is created and distributed in the region or a warning sign that markets are close to a peak. On May 23, The Trade Desk, the region’s only IPO of 2016, announced that existing Read More →

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Murdock’s Dole Food ripe for going public

By   /  Friday, April 28th, 2017  /  Agribusiness, East Ventura County, Top Stories, Top Story  /  Comments Off on Murdock’s Dole Food ripe for going public

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Murdock files for $100 million IPO at Dole Food

By   /  Tuesday, April 25th, 2017  /  Agribusiness, East Ventura County, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Murdock files for $100 million IPO at Dole Food

Agribusiness giant Dole Food, the tri-county region’s largest private company, filed for an initial public offering of up to $100 million with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 24. Owner David Murdock, 94, is taking the company public for the third time. He ranks fourth on the Pacific Coast Business Times Region’s Richest list, Read More →

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Dole CEO Murdock, ex-president ordered to pay $148M

By   /  Thursday, August 27th, 2015  /  Agribusiness, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dole CEO Murdock, ex-president ordered to pay $148M

Dole Food Co. Chief Executive Officer David Murdock and a former executive of the fresh-fruit producer were ordered to pay $148.1 million over allegations they drove down the value of the company so Murdock could take it private on the cheap in a $1.2 billion deal, Bloomberg News reported Aug. 27. Murdock received an “improper Read More →

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Murdock completes buyout of Dole Food Co.

By   /  Friday, November 1st, 2013  /  Banking & Finance, East Ventura County, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Murdock completes buyout of Dole Food Co.

Dole Food Co. CEO and Chairman David Murdock has completed a buyout of the company, a deal that takes the Westlake Village-based produce giant private and values it at $1.6 billion.

The merger was approved by shareholders on Oct. 31, the company said. Dole shares will cease trading on the New York Stock Exchange at the close of business on Nov. 1.

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