July 21, 2014
NAPA — Lixit Corp., which has captured more than two-thirds of the U.S. market for small-pet watering devices, is preparing to reel in more dog accessories sales with the acquisition of a Chicago-area pet products company that patented a reel-based dog run, and a new Napa warehouse is planned to support Lixit’s double-digit annual growth.
July 16, 2014
NOVATO — Basin Street Properties on Wednesday said it acquired a vacant 32,500-square-foot Novato office building, further expanding its portfolio with Marin County commercial real estate, and plans to transform it into top-class offices.
July 14, 2014
SANTA ROSA — A Petaluma-based commercial real estate investor added 188,000 square feet of industrial and office space to its sizable local portfolio with the purchase of two buildings in the Santa Rosa area.
July 3, 2014
SEBASTOPOL — A Davis-based environmental services company that focuses on water and wastewater management acquired Sebastopol-based Environment, Community & Opportunity Network, better known as ECON.
June 30, 2014
BENICIA — CytoSport, maker of Muscle Milk sports-nutrition products, said to be one of the nation’s largest such brands, on Monday said it is set to be acquired by Hormel Foods Corp. (NYSE: HRL).
June 18, 2014
SANTA ROSA — Global security and aerospace giant Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) on Wednesday announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Santa Rosa-based optical-coating producer Deposition Sciences, Inc.
June 16, 2014
PETALUMA — A San Mateo-based private real estate investment manager on Monday said it acquired a mixed-use development in downtown Petaluma for $32.5 million, making it the third sizable North Bay mixed-use property the company has purchased in the past year.
June 9, 2014
SAN RAFAEL — Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK) on Monday announced the acquisition of Stockholm-based Bitsquid AB, a developer of software for displaying the complex graphics of modern video games.
Autodesk said the acquisition will boost not only the company’s current portfolio of software for video game applications but also software that allows real-time product and architectural design.
June 6, 2014
SANTA ROSA — A local commercial real estate investor with millions of square feet of holdings in Western states purchased five Santa Rosa office buildings totaling about 168,000 square feet and plans upgrades to attract tenants to buildings that are almost half-empty on average.
June 5, 2014
NAPA — A Southern California-based entrepreneur in blood plasma and health-related products worldwide purchased the 100,000-case-a-year Michael Mondavi Family Estate Winery southwest of Napa and plans to grow a new high-end wine brand for Asian and U.S. markets.
June 5, 2014
NAPA — San Francisco-based Flynn Properties purchased luxury resort The Carneros Inn southwest of Napa and plans to make “significant” property upgrades.
May 29, 2014
SANTA ROSA — Vintage Wine Estates added to its portfolio of wine brands in the North Coast and elsewhere with the acquisition of Napa-based Canopy Management Wine Company, which started as a producer of wines oriented toward women and has has developed a large social network of consumers.
April 28, 2014
FAIRFIELD — E&J Gallo Winery purchased a 230-acre western Solano County vineyard and winery.
April 24, 2014
GUERNEVILLE — Paris-based spirits and wine producer Pernod Ricard, which owns sparkling wine house Mumm Napa, on Thursday said it entered a deal to buy the Kenwood Vineyards brand and related assets.
This would be the second time in as many years for an agreement to sell the Sonoma County-focused brand. If completed, the acquisition would be part of Pernod Ricard’s big growth plans in the U.S.
April 18, 2014
SANTA ROSA — Umpqua Holdings Corporation is charting an expanded path for growth in California, following Friday’s completed merger with the parent company of Argent Bank and the acquisition of Novato’s Circle Bank in November of 2012.
April 1, 2014
UPDATED 4:58 P.M. SANTA ROSA — After more than two years of negotiations with a number of suitors, Santa Rosa-based Redwood Regional Medical Group, one of the most established and largest physician-owned groups in the North Bay, agreed to merge a majority of its operations into St. Joseph Health’s Annadel Medical Group, bringing together two of Sonoma County’s most prominent health care providers.
March 31, 2014
HEALDSBURG — Bill Foley has expanded his international portfolio of wine and hospitality ventures with his first acquisition in the fast-growing Oregon wine business.
March 24, 2014
FICO, a Silicon Valley predictive analytics company known for its credit-score modeling, plans to merge with a Novato-based developer of business data modeling started by former FICO employees. …
Standard & Poor’s Rating Services upgraded county of Napa certificates of participation rating from “AA” to “AA-plus.” …
Redwood Credit Union named Tom Hubert as wealth management program director. …
The parent company of Bank of Marin appointed financial industry veteran and Belvedere resident James Hale to its board of directors. …
Pamela Norris joined Wells Fargo Private Bank as senior private banker in its Corte Madera office. …
A national market research firm presented Rabobank, NA, with its annual consumer-advocacy award. …
International payment processor TSYS increased its ownership stake in San Rafael-based Central Payment. …
March 17, 2014
Canyon Rock acquired Bohan & Canelis’ Cazadero quarry and concrete plant at the end of January. …
Residential design-builder Fairweather & Associates added 10,000 square feet to its southwest Santa Rosa shop. …
Hal Race returned to run Brelje & Race Laboratories after 44 years in other ventures. …
Yolo planning and public works chief David Morrison is set to start as Napa County’s new planning director this month. …
Rick Carlile joined BKF Engineers’ Santa Rosa office as a project manager. …
LACO Associates added a geotechnical engineer in Santa Rosa and a lab manager in Ukiah. …
Cinquini & Passarino celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. …
March 14, 2014
SANTA ROSA and BENICIA — A Florida-based franchisor of stores that drop off and pick up truck-sized containers from homes and businesses on Friday said it purchased all 21 locations, including in Santa Rosa and Benicia, from its Los Angeles-based largest franchisee.