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08.16.13 Arizona Deal Intelligence - July 2013


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M&A - Strategic  

7/1/2013 Pinnacle Data Systems, LLC acquired DataBill, LLC for an undisclosed amount. Phoenix, Arizona-based DataBill provides statement processing and electronic billing services.        

7/1/2013 Calibrus Call Center Services, LLC acquired the assets of the call center services business from Calibrus, Inc. (OTCPK:CALB). Calibrus Call Center Services provides customer retention, technical support, reservations and registrations, social media, and collection services. Calibrus Call Center Services is based in Tempe, Arizona. Fennemore Craig, P.C. served as legal advisor to Calibrus Call Center Services.        

7/3/2013 Yardi Systems, Inc. acquired Pierce-Eislen, Inc. for an undisclosed amount. Pierce-Eislen operates as an online subscription-based technology company that provides up-to-the-minute data to the commercial multi-family housing industry. Pierce-Eislen is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.        

7/3/2013 Management of Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc. acquired the firm from BAE Systems, Inc. for an undisclosed amount. Advanced Ceramics Research will operate under the new name Sensintel, Inc. Tucson, Arizona-based Advanced Ceramics Research develops, manufactures, and supplies preformed ceramic components.        

7/8/2013 Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) agreed to acquire MSC Investoren GmbH from Süd Beteiligungen GmbH for an undisclosed amount. Avnet distributes electronic components, enterprise computer and storage products, and embedded subsystems. Avnet is based in Phoenix, Arizona. Allen & Overy LLP is serving as legal advisor to Avnet.        

7/11/2013 Imprezzio Inc. agreed to acquire RacingSnail.co, Inc. for an undisclosed amount. Gilbert, Arizona-based RacingSnail.co provides a cloud-based production tracking and incentive management system for organizations.        

7/15/2013 MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc. agreed to acquire Medical Security Card Company, LLC from Monitor Clipper Partners, LLC and others for an undisclosed amount. Medical Security Card Company, doing business as ScriptSave, provides prescription drug benefit solutions and is based in Tucson, Arizona. Quarles & Brady LLP is serving as legal advisor to Medical Security Card Company.        

7/15/2013 DxNA LLC agreed to acquire PathoGene, L.L.C. for an undisclosed amount. PathoGene engages in the development of molecular diagnostic assays for the detection of infectious diseases and is based in Flagstaff, Arizona.        

7/16/2013 Suddath Van Lines, Inc. acquired Horizon Moving Systems Inc. for an undisclosed amount. Tucson, Arizona-based Horizon Moving Systems operates as a moving and storage company.        

7/17/2013 Earth911, Inc. acquired the remaining stake in Quest Resource Management Group, LLC for $77.0 million. Earth911 operates Earth911.com, a Website that provides information and resources for readers to reduce their waste footprint. Earth911 is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Greenberg Traurig, LLP served as legal advisor to Earth911.        

7/23/2013 Lewis & Roca LLP agreed to acquire Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP for an undisclosed amount. Lewis & Roca LLP provides legal advisory services and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.        

7/24/2013 Clinical Research Advantage, Inc. acquired the late phase division of Comprehensive Clinical Development, Inc. for an undisclosed amount. Clinical Research Advantage provides research services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. Clinical Research Advantage is based in Tempe, Arizona.        

7/24/2013 Versatile Processing Group, Inc. acquired Environmental Management Systems, Inc. for an undisclosed amount. Phoenix, Arizona-based Environmental Management Systems provides dielectric oil and equipment recycling services.        

7/25/2013 Hanergy Holdings Group Company Ltd. agreed to acquire Global Solar Energy, Inc. from Mithril GmbH for an undisclosed amount. Tucson, Arizona-based Global Solar Energy manufactures Photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules.        

7/25/2013 Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE:VNTV) agreed to acquire Element Payment Services, Inc. for an undisclosed amount. Element Payment Services provides payment processing solutions for merchants, franchisers, and business management software providers. Element Payment Services is based in Phoenix, Arizona.        

7/30/2013 Revana Inc. agreed to acquire WebMetro for $21.7 million. Revana provides integrated sales and marketing solutions for lead generation, account management, and retention. Revana is based in Tempe, Arizona.        

7/31/2013 The Advisory Board Company (NasdaqGS:ABCO) acquired Medical Referral Source, Inc. for $11.5 million. Medical Referral Source provides doctor-to-doctor liaison/referral services and is based in Tucson, Arizona.        

7/31/2013 Patterson Companies, Inc. (NasdaqGS:PDCO) acquired Mercer Advisors Inc. from Lovell Minnick Partners, LLC for an undisclosed amount. Mercer Advisors operates as a dentistry practice management consulting company and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.    

M&A - Financial    

7/1/2013 Lee Equity Partners LLC acquired Cross MediaWorks, Inc. from Clarion Capital Partners for an undisclosed amount. Cross MediaWorks operates as a multi-platform media company offering unwired cable networks and other services. Cross MediaWorks is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP served as legal advisors to Cross MediaWorks.    

Private Placements    

7/9/2013 Heliae Development, LLC received $28.4 million in funding from Agri Investments Pte. Ltd. and others. Heliae Development develops a technology platform solution to produce renewable materials from algae. Heliae Development is based in Gilbert, Arizona.        

7/16/2013 Betable Limited announced that it has received funding ranging between $15 million to $20 million led by Venture51 Capital Fund LLP. Venture51 is a venture capital firm based in Phoenix, Arizona.        

7/22/2013 Contatta, Inc. completed a $3.25 million financing round led by Grayhawk Capital. Scottsdale, Arizona-based Contatta is a new CRM company co-founded by Pat Sullivan, former CEO of SalesLogix/ACT!. Grayhawk Capital is a venture capital firm based in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Osborn Maledon, PA served as legal advisor to Contatta.    

7/23/2013 nGage Labs, Inc. received $6.9 million in funding led by Metamorphic Ventures and AZ Digital Farm, LLC. nGage Labs provides in-store shopper engagement solutions and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. AZ Digital Farm is a venture capital and private equity firm based in Scottsdale, Arizona.      

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