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April 22, 1987
Shamrock Holdings Inc., Burbank, said its subsidiary, Shamrock Holdings of California, acquired a controlling interest in DBMS Inc. of Naperville, Ill., a software systems and services company. Shamrock said it bought about 575,000 shares of preferred stock of DBMS from a group of investors for an undisclosed amount.
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November 3, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Shamrock Capital Advisors, Roy E. Disney's investment company, raised $125 million to invest in Israeli companies. Burbank-based Shamrock said that it planned to make investments of as much as $20 million. The firm said it attracted investors such as Israeli and U.S. pension funds, insurance companies and commercial banks as well as families in Australia and the U.S. The firm, which invests money for the family of the former Walt Disney Co.
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September 16, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Shamrock to Sell Enterra Stake: Shamrock Holdings Inc., a Burbank investment firm controlled by Roy E. Disney, plans to sell its remaining 11.8% stake in the Houston oil-services concern. The sale apparently marks another profitable chapter in Shamrock's strategy of acquiring positions in distressed companies that later shine. Enterra stock closed Friday at $24.625 a share. At that price Shamrock's stake is worth $46.8 million.
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October 21, 2000 | Bloomberg News
The developers of the studio that is home to "Ally McBeal" sued Shamrock Holdings Inc., contending that the Disney family's investment firm cut the developer out of the studio's monthly cash flow. The suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, says plaintiffs Ronald Flesch and Alice Neuhauser are entitled to $1.5 million, which is 15% of the studio's accumulated monthly cash flow since it opened. The suit alleges breach of contract and fiduciary duty, fraud and negligent representation.
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July 17, 1998 | Bloomberg News
The investment company for the family of Roy E. Disney said it backs a push for Carter-Wallace Inc., the maker of Trojan condoms and Arrid antiperspirant, to sell itself. Shamrock Holdings of California Inc. said it will vote its 577,100 Carter-Wallace common shares in favor of a nonbinding resolution pressing for the company's sale, at its shareholder meeting Tuesday.
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March 8, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Shamrock Buys 22.5% of Israeli Company: The Burbank company, owned by the Roy E. Disney family, paid $252 million for the stake in Koor Industries, Israel's largest industrial holding company. Koor, which had revenue of $3 billion last year, deals in electronics, telecommunications, chemicals, building supplies, food, trade and metals.
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June 16, 1994 | GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
L.A. Gear, once one of the hottest athletic shoe businesses that ran into trouble in the early 1990s, announced Wednesday that Mark Goldston has resigned as president. Goldston, 39, was hired in 1991 to engineer a turnaround at the Santa Monica-based company. Although L.A. Gear had only one profitable quarter during Goldston's tenure, he is credited with preparing the firm for a rebound. He left to become a managing director of Burbank-based Shamrock Holdings Inc.
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March 24, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Shamrock Capital Linking Up With GE Pension Unit: The Burbank-based company and General Electric Pension Trust will invest up to $300 million in growth companies identified by Shamrock in a unique partnership. The investments are expected to range from $35 million to $100 million in size. Investments will be managed by Shamrock Capital Advisers, formed in 1990 by Walt Disney Co. Vice Chairman Roy E. Disney, Stanley P.
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October 20, 1992 | JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Blockbuster Entertainment, the country's leading video retailer, expanded into recorded music on Monday by purchasing 236 Music Plus and Sound Warehouse stores from Los Angeles-based Shamrock Holdings. The $185-million acquisition satisfies Blockbuster's long-term goal of breaking into the recorded-music retail industry and also gives it a platform for expanding into the fast-growing video game and computer software business.
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October 20, 1992 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Most families have traditions such as Sunday dinner and a special recipe for pot roast. In keeping with the Disney family heritage, Shamrock Holdings Inc. is planning to invest more heavily in radio stations. Shamrock, based in Burbank, is wholly owned by the family of Roy Edward Disney.
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October 22, 1991
Shamrock Holdings Inc., as expected, sold its remaining 12% stake in Enterra Corp., an oil field-services concern in Houston. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Shamrock said it sold the 1.9 million shares for an undisclosed price to institutional investors. Shamrock, a Burbank investment firm controlled by Roy Disney, had announced last month that it planned to sell the shares. Shamrock originally accumulated 24% of Enterra in 1986 when Enterra was struggling.
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