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11.20.13 Arizona Deal Intelligence - October 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

10/1/2013 Cardtronics USA, Inc. acquired CGI, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. CGI engages in the distribution of automated teller machines and is based in Chandler, Arizona.        

10/1/2013 Radiant Transportation Services, Inc. acquired On Time Express, Inc. for $20.6 million. On Time Express provides logistics solutions in the U.S. and internationally and is based in Tempe, Arizona.        

10/1/2013 Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation acquired Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Harlem Globetrotters International operates a sports team that plays basketball in the U.S. and internationally and is based in Phoenix, Arizona. Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal advisor to Harlem Globetrotters.        

10/1/2013 Cirrus Logic Inc. (NasdaqGS:CRUS) acquired Acoustic Technologies, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Acoustic Technologies develops hands-free audio processing software and is based in Mesa, Arizona.        

10/7/2013 MedPlast Inc. acquired Orthoplastics Ltd. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. MedPlast designs and produces custom molded plastic components for the healthcare and pharmaceutical markets and is based in Tempe, Arizona.        

10/11/2013 Pinto Valley Mining Corp., a subsidiary of Capstone Mining Corp. (TSX:CS), acquired the Pinto Valley copper mining and milling operations and San Manuel Arizona Railroad Company from BHP Copper Inc., a subsidiary of BHP Billiton Ltd. (ASX:BHP), for $650.0 million. Pinto Valley comprises copper mining operations near Globe, Arizona. BHP Copper is a copper mining company based in San Manuel, Arizona. Polsinelli PC and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP served as legal advisors to BHP Copper. Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP and Davis, Graham & Stubbs LLP served as legal advisor to Pinto Valley.        

10/15/2013 MedImmune, LLC acquired Spirogen Limited from a number of institutional investors including Research Corporation Technologies Inc. for $440.0 million. Research Corporation is a venture capital firm focused on biotechnology investments and is based in Tucson, Arizona.        

10/15/2013 The Go Daddy Group, Inc. acquired Media Temple, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Go Daddy provides domain name registration and Web hosting services and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.        

10/17/2013 MP Agency, LLC acquired The Martz Agency, which will be renamed Martz Parsons. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The Martz Agency operates as an advertising and public relations agency and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Bryan Cave LLP served as legal advisor to The Martz Agency.      

10/21/2013 Riester Corporation acquired Search-Werks LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Riester provides advertising and public relations services and is based in Phoenix, Arizona. Search-Werks operates as an internet marketing consulting company and is based in Glendale, Arizona.        

10/22/2013 Dominion Resources, Inc. (NYSE:D) acquired a solar project in Somers, Connecticut from Kyocera Solar Inc. (NYSE:KYO). The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Kyocera Solar produces and supplies solar power solutions and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.        

10/22/2013 E.B. Lane Marketing Communications, Inc. acquired Terralever in a merger of equals transaction, and the new company will operate as LaneTerralever, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. E.B. Lane provides advertising and social marketing services to various business clients and is based in Phoenix, Arizona. Terralever operates as a digital marketing agency and is based in Tempe, Arizona. Bryan Cave LLP served as legal advisor to E.B. Lane, and Polsinelli PC served as legal advisor to Terralever.        

10/28/2013 Leslie's Pool Mart Inc. acquired Pool Supply World, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Leslie's operates as a retailer of swimming pool supplies and related products and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.        

M&A - Financial

10/11/2013 Longue Vue Capital, LLC acquired Ascent Aviation Services Corp. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Ascent Aviation provides narrow body maintenance and storage services for aviation customers and is based in Tucson, Arizona.  

Private Placements    

10/8/2013 Payfone, Inc. announced that it will receive $10.0 million in an equity round of funding from Early Warning Services, LLC. Early Warning Services provides fraud prevention and risk management services and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.      

10/15/2013 Post.Bid.Ship, Inc. announced that it has received an undisclosed amount in a Series A-3 round of funding from an undisclosed investor. Post.Bid.Ship operates an online transportation marketplace that helps commercial shippers automate their freight bidding process and is based Tucson, Arizona.      

10/22/2013 Integrate.com, Inc. announced that it will receive $7.0 million in an equity round of funding from a group of four investors. Integrate.com provides performance marketing technology and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.     

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