SD SERVICES

American Medical Response to Be Acquired in $2.4 Billion Deal

American Medical Response, or AMR, which provides ambulance services in San Diego and across the country, will be acquired under a $2.4 billion cash deal announced Tuesday.

AlliedPRA Acquired by N.Y.-Based Private Equity Firm

San Diego-based business event management firm AlliedPRA has been sold to CI Capital Partners LLC, a New York-based private equity firm.

Aya Healthcare Acquires Indiana Staffing Company

In a move expanding the presence of San Diego-based Aya Healthcare in the Midwest, the provider of travel nursing and hospital workforce solutions announced Tuesday that it acquired RN & Allied Specialties (RNS), a nurse and allied staffing agency.

Padres Marketing Exec: 'Control the Controllables'

Wayne Partello realizes he has no control over the baseball games at Petco Park — at least what happens on the field. But the executive sweats the details about the rest of the ballpark experience.

Perpetual Capital, CR3 Capital Acquire Garden Fresh Restaurants

San Diego-based restaurant chain Garden Fresh Restaurants Corp., parent of Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes, has been acquired by Perpetual Capital Partners and CR3 Capital, an investment affiliate of CR3 Partners LLC.

Sempra Reports Revenue of $2.53 Billion for Q2

Sempra Energy reported earnings of $259 million, or $1.03 per share, on revenue of $2.53 billion in the quarter ending June 30.

Settlement Reached in Qualcomm Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

A federal judge has approved settlement of a class-action gender discrimination lawsuit filed in July 2016 by seven women against Qualcomm Inc.

UC San Diego Names Simmons Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Following an "extensive" international recruitment process UC San Diego has appointed Elizabeth H. Simmons executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, effective Sept. 18.

Earley Joins West Health as Chief Administration Officer

Bill Earley is now the chief administration officer and general counsel at West Health, a family of nonprofits dedicated to enabling seniors to successfully age.

Medical Transportation Taps Ride-Sharing Tech

HEALTH: Predictive Software Delivers for Routine Transport

Sometimes there’s a specialized industry so ripe for advancement that all an innovator has to do is adapt technology that has already proved itself in the wider market.

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Acquisition Whets Food Co.’s Appetite for Growth

FOOD: More Specialty Items, Wider Distribution Planned

San Diego’s Chosen Foods, best known for its avocado-based cooking oils, is now a division of the company that makes its products, Sesajal S.A. de C.V., the Mexico-based harvester and processor of specialty oils, nuts, seeds and ingredients used in Mediterranean cuisine.

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San Diego Hotels: Half-Time 2017 Performance Scorecard

So how did San Diego County hotels fare in the first half of 2017?

Walmart Launching Online Grocery Pickup Service at 4 Local Stores

Walmart is launching a new online grocery pickup service at four San Diego County stores starting on Aug. 2, allowing shoppers to pick up items they’ve ordered in advance online or through the company’s mobile grocery app, the retailer announced.

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Farmers Markets Become Springboards For Local Companies

RETAIL: Popular Picks Often Find Their Way to Store Shelves

Farmers markets are best known for showcasing small businesses that don’t grow beyond the borders of their booths. But many fast-growing companies — some with a nationwide presence — got their start selling products from sunny outdoor stalls in San Diego.

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Perfect Bar Finds Missing Ingredient

Private Equity Gives Co. More Cash, Cache And Production Output

Perfect Bar’s big break came when a Whole Foods Market manager in the San Francisco Bay Area gave the fledgling company’s product a 30-day trial. That got its organic snack bars onto supermarket shelves.

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