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Ice Energy's Ice Cub system implemented in Azusa, CA

Ice Energy

The city of Azusa, California is implementing a new residential energy storage system from Ice Energy, called the Ice Cub, in an effort to cut energy rates and carbon emissions.

“Cooling applications consume nearly 10 percent of all power in the residential sector in the US, and we believe this is a massive new market for distributed energy storage and peak load management that forward thinking utilities like Azusa are getting ready to tackle,” said Ice Energy president Mike Hopkins.

Read the full article below:

Clean Tech Trends: Utility Company Tests Residential Energy Storage Based on Frozen Water

September 8th, 2014|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , |

The Great Courses and the Smithsonian release the first course from new partnership


The Great Courses has released “Experiencing America,” a 24-episode video series that is the first course from a new partnership with the Smithsonian Institution.

“We’re pleased to help extend the Institution’s reach beyond its 30 million visits each year by examining the important historical context and cultural meaning of the nearly 100 objects featured,” said Ed Leon, chief brand officer at The Great Courses.

For more information, read the full release below:

The Great Courses and the Smithsonian Release ‘Experiencing America,’ First Course from New Partnership

August 27th, 2014|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , |

Brentwood Associates Acquires Marshall Retail Group

Brentwood Associates

Brentwood Associates announced that it has acquired Marshall Retail Group, a leading specialty retailer for high-foot-traffic marketplaces with locations in major casino-hotels and airports across the United States. Chief Executive Officer Michael C. Wilkins will continue to lead the business going forward.

Steve Moore, partner at Brentwood Associates, said, “Marshall Retail Group has assembled a truly best-in-class management team who have generated growth and created a corporate culture that ensures future success. We look forward to working closely with Michael and his leadership team to build on their impressive track record.”

See the articles below for more information:

Brentwood Associates Acquires Specialty Retailer Marshall Retail Group to Fund Continued GrowthYahoo! Finance
Brentwood Acquires Marshall Retail GroupWomen’s Wear Daily
Las Vegas retailer acquired by LA equity firmLas Vegas Review-Journal
Brentwood Associates acquires Marshall Retail GroupPE HUB
Brentwood Associates acquires Marshall Retail GroupChain Store Age
Brentwood Buys Marshall Retail Group From ICV PartnersDow Jones
Brentwood Associates Acquires Marshall Retail GroupLos Angeles Business Journal
Brentwood Associates acquires specialty retailer Marshall Retail Group to fund continued growthRetail Business Review
Private equity firm to acquire speciality retailer Marshall Retail GroupThe Moodie Report

Oberthur acquires NagraID Security

Oberthur Technologies Logo

Oberthur Technologies has announced that it has acquired NagraID Security SA. NagraID Security develops and markets “powered display cards to secure access to the cloud” by using one-time password (OTP) or dynamic card verification value (DCVV) technologies.

“Thanks to the acquisition of NagraID Security’ s exclusive powered display card technology, OT is making a significant move on the very competitive payment card market, and in particular helping to reduce fraud for all card non-present transactions,” said Didier Lamouche, President and CEO of OT.

Read more about the acquisition in the articles below:

Oberthur Technologies Acquires NagraID SecurityPYMNTS.com
Oberthur Technologies to acquire 100% equity stake of NagraID Security SA from Kudelski GroupReuters
Oberthur Technologies To Buy NagraID Security From KudelskiRTTNews

August 20th, 2014|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , |