Columbia West Capital News - Southwest Deal Intelligence
10.22.13 Arizona Deal Intelligence - September 2013


This report is prepared as a courtesy to the Arizona business community by Columbia West Capital based on our research and information collected by our firm. Despite our dedicated efforts, occasionally a deal might be missed or appropriate credit not given to legal or financial advisors. Please feel free to contact us if you have information on a transaction that you want to ensure is included and credit attributed to appropriate advisors. Also, feel free to forward to others who may have interest; they can be added to the regular distribution by contacting our office. Our contact information is below.       

M&A - Strategic  

9/4/2013 Meritage Homes Corporation (NYSE:MTH) acquired Beazer Homes Corp. from Beazer Homes USA, Inc. (NYSE:BZH). The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Meritage Homes engages in designing and building single-family detached homes and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.        

9/9/2013 Limoneira Company (NasdaqGS:LMNR) acquired Associated Citrus Packers, Inc. for $18.6 million. Associated Citrus grows, markets and packs citrus fruits including oranges and lemons and is based in Yuma, Arizona. Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP served as legal advisor to Limoneira. Moyes Sellers & Hendricks Ltd. served as legal advisor to Associated Citrus.        

9/9/2013 PracticeMax, Inc. acquired Medi-Data Service, Ltd. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. PracticeMax provides revenue cycle management and software services for medical practice management and clinical operations and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.        

9/12/2013 Southwest Fastener LLC agreed to acquire The Bolt Company of New Mexico, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Southwest Fastener distributes fasteners and hardware products and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.        

9/16/2013 Total Transit, Inc. acquired Go Fast Ordering, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Total Transit provides transportation management services and is based in Glendale, Arizona.        

9/18/2013 Site Pro Specialties, LLC acquired Vertical Measures, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Site Pro operates as a pay per click management company and is based in Phoenix, Arizona. Vertical Measures operates as a strategic Internet marketing company and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.        

9/19/2013 Go Daddy Operating Company, LLC acquired Afternic.com, SmartName LLC and NameFind. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Go Daddy operates as a website hosting provider and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.        

9/24/2013 Inventure Foods, Inc. (NasdaqGM:SNAK) agreed to acquire Fresh Frozen Foods, LLC for $41.0 million. Inventure Foods manufactures and markets healthy/natural and indulgent specialty snack food products and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.      

9/26/2013 RiceBran Technologies (OTCPK:RIBT) agreed to acquire H&N Distribution, Inc. for $5.0 million. RiceBran engages in the procurement, bio-refining, and marketing of various rice bran products and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation is serving as legal advisor to RiceBran.        

9/30/2013 Magellan Health Services Inc. (NasdaqGS:MGLN) acquired Partners Rx Management, LLC from Diversified HealthCare Services, Inc. for $100.0 million. Partners Rx operates as a pharmacy benefit management company and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Diversified HealthCare provides health insurance services and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Fennemore Craig, P.C. served as legal advisor to Partners Rx.        

M&A - Financial  

9/3/2013 MSC Holdings Inc. acquired Farnsworth Wholesale Co., Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Farnsworth distributes plumbing, HVAC, and waterworks supplies and is based in Mesa, Arizona.       

Private Placements    

9/4/2013 Triton Algae Innovations Ltd. received $5.0 million from Heliae Development, LLC. Heliae develops technology platform solutions to produce renewable materials from algae and is based in Gilbert, Arizona.        

9/23/2013 Fluidic, Inc. announced they will receive $10.0 million in equity and debt from Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. (NYSE:HTGC). Fluidic provides energy storage solutions and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.        

9/24/2013 Integrate.com, Inc. announced they will receive $7.0 million in equity from an undisclosed investor. Integrate.com provides performance marketing technology solutions and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.       

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