Archive for the ‘2015’ Category

Airgain Inc

January 25th, 2016 | Posted in 2015, Airgain

Carmel Valley-based antenna specialist Airgain Inc. will acquire the North American assets of SkyCross Inc. With the acquisition, Airgain said it gains ownership of key sales and engineering resources. Airgain provides high-performance embedded antenna technology, integration support and test services for the wireless communications market. The SkyCross product portfolio consists of a broad range of antenna solutions […]

BofI Holding, Inc

January 14th, 2016 | Posted in 2015, 2016, BofI Holdings

San Diego-based BofI Holding, Inc., the parent company of BofI Federal Bank, made Fortune Inc.’s list of the Fastest-Growing Companies for 2015. The companies were ranked by revenue growth rate, earnings per share growth rate and three-year annualized total return for the period ended June 30, 2015. BOFI ranked 56th.  

Biocept Inc.

January 8th, 2016 | Posted in 2015, Biocept

Liquid biopsy firm Biocept Inc., a San Diego molecular diagnostics firm, signed a $15 million stock purchase agreement with Chicago-based Aspire Capital Fund LLC. The firm plans to use money raised to fund its general corporate activities, including research, development, and commercialization of its liquid biopsy tests.  

Effector Therapeutics

January 8th, 2016 | Posted in 2015, eFFECTOR

San Diego’s Effector Therapeutics a raised $40 million in venture financing, putting the biotech on track to enter the clinic with a Phase 1/2 study of its lead cancer drug called eFT508.

Sapphire Energy Inc

January 8th, 2016 | Posted in 2015, Sapphire Energy

According to the SEC, Sapphire Energy Inc. has raised nearly $92 million in equity financing. The company is now developing “nutraceuticals” (a food said to have health-giving additives and medicinal benefits), along with animal and aquaculture feed.  

BofI Federal Bank

December 22nd, 2015 | Posted in 2015, Bank of the Internet

San Diego-based BofI Federal Bank is now an approved issuer for the Government National Mortgage Association, known as Ginnie Mae, which guarantees securitized pools of government mortgage loans. BofI will now have access to the secondary market for mortgage-backed securities involving federally insured loans from the Federal Housing Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs. The approved issuer […]

Ionis Pharmaceuticals

December 22nd, 2015 | Posted in 2015, Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Isis Pharmaceuticals

Carlsbad-based Isis Pharmaceuticals is changing its name to Ionis Pharmaceuticals. The company is also changing its Nasdaq stock symbol from ISIS to IONS, and its website address to While it didn’t spell out the reason for the name change, ISIS is also the acronym for Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, an Islamic fundamentalist terrorist group. […]

Balfour Beatty Construction

December 22nd, 2015 | Posted in 2015, Balfour Beatty Construction

Balfour Beatty Construction was awarded a contract to build a $28 million Oren R. Fox Detention Facility by The Imperial County Board of Supervisors. The general contractor provides at-risk construction management and design-build services. The project is a two-level project west of the existing jail facility and will expand the jail’s inmate capacity by 228 beds. It will also […]

PKL Services Inc

December 22nd, 2015 | Posted in 2015, PKL Services Inc.

Poway-based PKL Services Inc. received a $62.6M, one-year contract for maintenance upgrade training for Royal Saudi Air Force personnel working on Saudi Arabia’s F-15 strike fighter aircraft fleet. The award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.  

Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians

December 22nd, 2015 | Posted in 2015, Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians

On December 16, The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians broke ground on a $285M expansion. The expansion will double the size of its resort near Temecula. The project will add a hotel wing with 568 rooms and suites, 67,000 more sq. ft. of event space, two new restaurants, a resort-style pool complex with eight pool areas […]