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News December 29, 08:17 Eastern Time |
L.A.'s Most Significant 'Deals' Of 1999?; The Los Angeles Business Journal Shares its Top Choices
LOS ANGELES, Dec 29, 1999 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- If you had to list the
top deals of 1999 most significant to the economy of Los Angeles, what
would they be? The award-winning Los Angeles Business Journal has made
its annual assessment of the 50 most significant "deals" of the year.
To be released in its Monday edition, the Business Journal list
includes corporate mergers, acquisitions, sporting victories and
defeats, legal settlements of "mice and men," and "well-educated"
As compiled by the Los Angeles Business Journal, the top eight deals of
1. EToys goes public -- shares skyrocket
2. Arco purchased by BP Amoco
3. DreamWorks pulling out of Playa Vista
4. NFL deal -- or lack thereof -- with L.A.
5. L.A. lands Democratic National Convention
6. Ruben Zacarias negotiates retirement package
7. Falcon Cable acquired by Charter Communications
8. Yahoo buys GeoCities
"We always hear of how large deals are financially, what we have
focused on is how large an impact a deal has had or will have on us,"
said Mark Lacter, editor of the Los Angeles Business Journal. "For
example, Etoys put L.A. on the technology map as a serious player and
the sale of Arco represents the loss of a major L.A. corporation. All
this reflects on how the business scene in L.A. continues to
To obtain the complete listing in advance, or to gain an in-depth
perspective with Mark Lacter as to how the top 50 were chosen and their
specific importance to L.A., please contact Scott Mann at 213/891-2822,
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