Category Archives: Press

Coinstar, Inc. Signs Definitive Agreement to Sell its Money Transfer Business to SAM Client Sigue Corporation

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is representing its client, Sigue Corporation in the acquisition of Coinstar Inc.’s money transfer business.  Coinstar has signed a definitive agreement to sell its money transfer business to Sigue Corporation for the expected purchase price of $41.5 million, subject to a post-closing net working capital adjustment.  The closing is expected next year.  To view the press release regarding the transaction, click here.


Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., Led by SAM Client Jeffrey Stibel, Gets $100M

Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., headed by SAM client Jeffrey M. Stibel, the former CEO of and former GM at United Online, completed its most recent financing transaction for $100M.  Dun & Bradstreet said Thursday afternoon that it has secured $100M in financing from Great Hill Partners. The firm said it has also acquired the North American Credit-on-Self division of D&B (NYSE: DNB), in a deal worth approximately $100M. The firm said that Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. will provide a service to help businesses to establish, monitor, and build their business credit and credibility. Stibel serves as Chairman and CEO. The company also said that Great Hill Partners has committed an additional $100M above and beyond the purchase price, to invest in the business. Stibel sits on the boards of Los Angeles-based CDN Edgecast, Irvine’s Autobytel, Los Angeles-based The Search Agency, and other firms.

To view the SoCal Tech article regarding the financing, click here.

To view the SoCal Tech interview with Jeffrey Stibel, click here.


Greg Akselrud to be Featured Speaker at Digital Hollywood Santa Monica – October 18, 2010

Partner Greg Akselrud will be a featured speaker at the Digital Hollywood Fall conference on Tuesday, October 18, 2010 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.  Greg will be speaking on the topic of “Start-Up Strategies and Funding – a Primer for Content and Technology Companies.”  To view details and register for the conference, click here.


Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP Announces Launch of Client Rdio in US and Canada

Today Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP announces the launch of client Rdio in the United States and Canada.  Designed as a highly social experience, Rdio ( improves the discovery and sharing of music and the way music can be accessed through a Web browser and on smartphones. Rdio will offer unlimited, on-demand access to five million songs for a monthly subscription allowing users to listen to as many songs as they want, anytime and anywhere. 

To view the press release regarding the launch, click here

Check out the Rdio company blog here.


Tech Week 2008 (10/22/08) – Program Schedule



11:00 AM
Registration and Networking
12:00  PM
Lunch Program
Introduction and Welcome          
Keynote Speaker:  Steve Glenn, Founder and CEO of LivingHomes, LLC, Tech Week’s Clean Tech CEO of the Year

 2:00 PM Transportation and Energy Track           
L.A. the Automobile and the 21st Century 
Moderator: Dan Neil, Pulitzer Prize Winner,   L.A. Times Automobile Columnist 
Panel Members:       
Geoff Wardle, Art Center College of Design
  Dave Barthmuss, GM, Western Region Group  
  Manager, Environment & Energy Policy               
    Entrepreneurial Track

Funding Early Stage Tech Companies:

What’s Hot, What’s Not and What’s New   

Moderator: Joe Platnick, Pasadena Angels

 Panel Members:      John Isaacson, Chairman, Pasadena Angels     Al Schneider, President, Tech Coast Angels     Phil Ressler, CEO, Big Stage Entertainment  3:30 PM         Transportation and Energy Track                     Sustainable Energy Technologies Forum 
Moderator: Ben Kuo, SoCalTech  
Panel Members:   
Michael Bissonette, Aerovironment
Rao Surampudi, JPL  
Gregg Ander, So. Cal. Edison  
Deep Patel, GoGreenSolar                                             
John Howard, Distributed World Power                
Entrepreneurial Track  Am I and My Company Protected?   Where tech companies are most vulnerable and what to do about it.    Moderator:  Louis Dienes, Jeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro LLP    Panel Members:   Tom Daly, Christie Parker &  Hale  
Scott Alderton, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles
Brad Schwartz, Strategic Law Partners      

Deborah Feldman, Bordner/Feldman, LLP                                                                  

5:00 PM 


EXHIBITS 11:00 AM          Exhibits Open 
5:00 PM          Exhibits Close