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October 25, 1989 | James S. Granelli, Times staff writer
Enterprise Partners, a Newport Beach venture capital firm, has attracted $60 million from major corporations and pension funds to form a second venture fund that will be used to invest in new and young Southern California companies. With the $60 million, Enterprise Partners now has $90 million of capital under its management. "We're very much regionally focused," general partner Charles D. Martin said. "We expect to continue doing what we've been doing.
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October 25, 1989 | James S. Granelli, Times staff writer
Enterprise Partners, a Newport Beach venture capital firm, has attracted $60 million from major corporations and pension funds to form a second venture fund that will be used to invest in new and young Southern California companies. With the $60 million, Enterprise Partners now has $90 million of capital under its management. "We're very much regionally focused," general partner Charles D. Martin said. "We expect to continue doing what we've been doing.
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April 13, 2005 | From Times Staff Reports
A Chapman University trustee and his wife have given the school $2 million to endow a chair at its Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. Venture capitalist Chuck Martin and Twyla Reed Martin of Laguna Beach donated the money for the Twyla Reed Martin Dean's Chair in Film and Media Arts, whose first occupant will be Dean Bob Basset. Chuck Martin is the founder of Enterprise Partners and co-founded the buyout firm Westar Capital.
BUSINESS
September 6, 2000
Y Media Corp., a Laguna Hills digital imaging sensor company, said Tuesday that it has raised $7.5 million in financing from its first sale of debt securities. The company said in a press release that Enterprise Partners and venture groups TechFund Capital and Chase Capital Partners bought the securities. Y Media said the financing will be used to speed up efforts to enter mass production and to develop additional intellectual property.
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February 28, 1985 | JANE APPLEGATE, Times Staff Writer
A new venture capital fund planning to invest about $25 million in high-technology and medical companies in the next five years was launched Wednesday in Orange County. The fund, Enterprise Partners, which has already raised $15 million, and is co-sponsored by Hambrect & Quist of San Francisco and the Mayfield Fund in Menlo Park, according to Charles Martin, general partner of the new fund.
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December 8, 1987
Lab Support, a job-placement firm for scientists and other research personnel, said it raised $1.4 million from venture-capital firms and other private investors, lifting its total capital to about $2.5 million. Based in Woodland Hills, Lab Support provides chemists, biologists and other research specialists for temporary and permanent jobs at scientific and corporate laboratories. The company was formed in early 1986.
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December 6, 1999 | KAREN KAPLAN
Some of the Tech Coast's most prominent venture capitalists had some advice for entrepreneurs at a meeting of the Southern California Software Council: Assume we've heard your pitch before. Carrie Stone, a partner with La Jolla-based Enterprise Partners, said her firm receives 5,000 business plans a year but decides to fund only about two dozen. Other venture capitalists said they are just as picky.
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May 11, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
El Paso Corp., owner of the largest U.S. network of natural gas pipelines, posted first-quarter net income of $106 million as the company profited on the sale of its stake in Enterprise Products Partners. Per-share profit was 17 cents, contrasted with a loss of $206 million, or 32 cents, a year earlier, the Houston-based company said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. Revenue fell 22% to $1.21 billion.
BUSINESS
November 28, 1987 | Leslie Berkman, Times Staff Writer
An investor group led by a San Francisco investment banking firm has bought Orange-based National Medical Homecare, one of the nation's largest home-care equipment chains, from its parent company, National Medical Enterprises Inc. of Los Angeles. Dennis Walsh, NMH's national sales manager, said the amount for which the company is being sold will probably be disclosed after the transaction is completed next week. Walsh said the investment group, called NMH Holdings Corp.
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