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January 26, 1999
* The Federal Reserve Board approved First Security Corp.'s purchase of investment bank Van Kasper & Co. Utah-based First Security announced in September its plan to acquire the San Francisco-based Van Kasper for $100 million in stock.
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BUSINESS
January 26, 1999
* The Federal Reserve Board approved First Security Corp.'s purchase of investment bank Van Kasper & Co. Utah-based First Security announced in September its plan to acquire the San Francisco-based Van Kasper for $100 million in stock.
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BUSINESS
October 13, 1992
Lockheed Corp., the Calabasas-based aerospace contractor, said it will sell its 13.6% stake in Southwall Technologies of Palo Alto for $4 million. Lockheed said Southwall will repurchase 535,000 shares for about $2.5 million, and a San Francisco brokerage firm--Van Kasper & Co.--will acquire Lockheed's remaining 321,467 shares of Southwall for about $1.5 million.
BUSINESS
September 24, 1998 | LIZ PULLIAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The ranks of independent investment banks thinned again Wednesday when San Francisco-based Van Kasper & Co. agreed to a $100-million purchase by First Security Corp., a bank holding company based in Salt Lake City. Van Kasper, which has offices in nine cities, including Los Angeles and Newport Beach, will operate as a division of First Security's capital markets unit.
BUSINESS
September 24, 1998 | LIZ PULLIAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The ranks of independent investment banks thinned again Wednesday when San Francisco-based Van Kasper & Co. agreed to a $100-million purchase by First Security Corp., a bank holding company based in Salt Lake City. Van Kasper, which has offices in nine cities, including Los Angeles and Newport Beach, will operate as a division of First Security's capital markets unit.
BUSINESS
August 5, 1997 | Dow Jones
Van Kasper & Co. upgraded its rating of Anaheim-based Datum Inc. to buy from long-term buy. In a research note, Van Kasper raised its earnings estimates for Datum to $1.31 a share from $1.11 a share for 1997 and to $1.50 a share from $1.45 a share for 1998. The brokerage firm cited Datum's second-quarter earnings performance, in which the company posted a profit of 36 cents a share compared with the firm's estimate of 27 cents. Datum shares on Monday rose $1.50 to $33.88.
BUSINESS
June 27, 1997 | (Bloomberg News)
Signature Eyewear Inc. filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the initial sale of 1.8 million shares of common stock. The Inglewood-based eyeglass-frame maker plans to sell 1.6 million shares at $9 to $11 a share, while 200,000 more shares will be sold by individual shareholders. An $11 share price for the company's 5.2 million total shares outstanding would place Signature's market value at $57.2 million.
BUSINESS
January 22, 1999 | P.J. Huffstutter
Irvine-based Javelin Systems Inc. said it plans to offer 2.5 million shares of common stock at an undisclosed price in what would become its third public offering in as many years. A date for the offering was not released. Javelin, which designs and manufactures computerized point-of-sale terminals, plans to sell 2 million of the shares, and to use the proceeds to fund general operations and potential future acquisitions, according to regulatory filings.
BUSINESS
July 9, 1998 | Bloomberg News
First American Financial Corp.'s stock rose 7.6% Wednesday amid increasing optimism that the earnings of the Santa Ana company, the largest U.S. title insurer, will be bolstered by the surging housing market. "People are realizing that they're making a lot more money than was expected," said Charles Gunther, an analyst at the San Francisco-based brokerage Van Kasper & Co. The California real estate market accounts for 40% of First American's title business.
BUSINESS
October 13, 1992
Lockheed Corp., the Calabasas-based aerospace contractor, said it will sell its 13.6% stake in Southwall Technologies of Palo Alto for $4 million. Lockheed said Southwall will repurchase 535,000 shares for about $2.5 million, and a San Francisco brokerage firm--Van Kasper & Co.--will acquire Lockheed's remaining 321,467 shares of Southwall for about $1.5 million.
BUSINESS
December 5, 1995 | JACK SEARLES
AML Communications Inc., a Camarillo company that produces amplifiers and other products for the communications industry, is planning to sell 1 million shares of stock to the public in an initial public offering. AML, which was founded in 1986, hopes to expand its plant and repay loans by issuing the stock. In addition, some of the proceeds will be used as working capital, a source at the company said.
BUSINESS
November 4, 1998 | Leslie Earnest
Diedrich Coffee Inc. shares jumped 20% Tuesday because of what the company said was an unfounded Internet rumor. The jump apparently was triggered by a comment on an Internet message board that said the Irvine-based coffee retailer might soon sign a second franchising contract agreement. "The Internet is wonderful, but it also does crazy things sometimes," said Diedrich spokeswoman Ann Wride.
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