August 7, 2004 |
Panda Restaurant Group Inc. announced the appointment of a new president as the Rosemead company prepares to nearly double in size over the next three years. The chain of Chinese restaurants appointed Tom Davin, 46, as president and chief operating officer. Davin was previously an operating partner at Brentwood Associates, chairman of Spectrum Clubs Inc. and had served as chief operating officer at Taco Bell Corp. * Julie Tamaki
October 28, 1988
Brentwood Associates, a Los Angeles-based investment firm, has named Leslie R. Shaw senior vice president-finance and administration. Hilary Gottlieb, who recently joined Brentwood, will replace Shaw as vice president-finance and administration. Previously, Gottlieb was chief financial officer of Goodtab Management Co. John Walecka was promoted to principal and is managing Brentwood's Northern California office in Menlo Park. Walecka previously was an associate of the firm.
November 15, 1991
Shaheen Sadeghi, William M. Barnum Jr. and Michael Gray have joined the board of directors of Quiksilver Inc., the Costa Mesa beachwear and casual clothing company. Sadeghi has been president of Quiksilver since August. Barnum is a general partner of Brentwood Associates, a Los Angeles-based venture-capital and management-buyout firm. Gray, after 20 years with St. John Knits, started his own company, Sweet Life Restaurants in Newport Beach.
January 10, 2001 |
Onyx Acceptance Corp. director G. Bradford Jones reported an 8.4% stake in the Foothill Ranch company Tuesday in a regulatory filing. Jones, general partner of Brentwood Associates, controls 433,592 common shares of Onyx after acquiring 33,592 shares from Brentwood and buying 400,000 shares between Nov. 16 and Dec. 11 at prices varying from $3 to $3.50 a share, according to the report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Onyx shares rose 19 cents to $3.56 in Nasdaq trading.
April 23, 1998 |
Following the completion of its purchase of Los Angeles-based Landmark Theatres, Dallas-based Silver Cinemas Inc. has named Bert Manzari president of Landmark. Manzari, a 24-year theater executive, was previously senior vice president and head film buyer for the Landmark art house chain. Former Landmark President Steve Gilula recently left the company. Landmark will continue to be based in Los Angeles. It operates 50 theaters in 10 states.
November 15, 1986
Times Mirror said Friday that it has agreed to sell its Graphic Control subsidiary to members of the unit's management together with Brentwood Associates, a private investment firm specializing in leveraged buyouts. Times Mirror said it would receive $121 million in cash and $25 million in preferred stock in exchange for the capital stock of Graphic Control, a Buffalo, N.Y., maker of recording charts, marking systems, disposable medical products and coated imaging papers.
November 2, 2012 |
Billionaire financier Warren Buffett already has his hands in newspapers, jewelry, insurance and other holdings. Now, with the acquisition of Oriental Trading Co., the 82-year-old can add party planning. Buffett said Friday that his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. firm will buy Omaha-based Oriental Trading, the largest direct retailer of more than 40,000 discount party goods, for an undisclosed sum. Berkshire Hathaway is also headquartered in Omaha. The mail-order merchant, which sells supplies, crafts, school supplies, toys and novelties, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2010, burdened with a huge debt load, and suffering from low consumer spending and higher costs.