Columbia West Capital News - Southwest Deal Intelligence
02.20.14 Arizona Deal Intelligence - January 2014


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  

1/2/2014 180 Medical, Inc. acquired Symbius Medical, LLC from Mantucket Capital and others. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Symbius Medical supplies home medical and home oxygen products in the United States and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.

1/8/2014 SmarthHealth, Inc. dba SmartPractice acquired Trolab Allergy patch test business from Almirall, S.A. (CATS:ALM). The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Phoenix, Arizona-based SmartPractice distributes patient communications, giveaways, clinical supplies, office supplies, and glove solutions for health care professionals in the United States. Allen & Overy LLP served as legal advisor to SmartHealth, Inc.

1/8/2014 Globus Medical, Inc. (NYSE:GMED) acquired Excelsius Surgical, L.L.C. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Excelsius operates as a medical device company that develops surgical robotic guidance technologies integrated to digital 3D imaging for the spine, brain, and musculoskeletal markets. Excelsius is based in Phoenix, Arizona.                         

1/13/2014 Lagardere Unlimited Golf acquired Jeff Sanders Promotions, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Lagardere engages in the management of professional athletes, events, and entertainment in the United States and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.        

1/14/2014 Paradigm Tax Group, LLC acquired Hart Property Consultants and AVS Tax, Inc. The terms of the transactions were not disclosed. Paradigm Tax Group provides outsourced property tax management services to commercial property owners and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.        

1/23/2014 Univita Health, Inc. and Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System, Inc. acquired All Care Home Health LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Univita Health provides home-based care management programs and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.        

1/24/2014 Hotland Co., Ltd. signed an agreement to acquire Cold Stone Creamery Japan Co., Ltd. from Cold Stone Creamery, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Cold Stone Creamery retails ice cream and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.        

1/30/2014 Yahoo! Inc. (NasdaqGS:YHOO) entered into an agreement to acquire Incredible Labs, Inc. from a group of investors including Venture51 Capital. Venture51 Capital is a venture capital fund based in Scottsdale, Arizona.    

1/31/2014 Brightcove, Inc. (NasdaqGS:BCOV) acquired all the assets of Unicorn Media, Inc. from Europlay Capital Advisors, LLC and others for $51.3 million in cash and stock. Unicorn Media operates as a mobile monetization technology company which provides Internet video solutions that enable companies to maximize IP video profitability. Unicorn Media is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona. Weiss Brown served as legal advisor to Unicorn Media.  

M&A - Financial

1/15/2014 Eberhart Capital, LLC acquired Unitherm Furnace Corporation. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Eberhart Capital is a Scottsdale, Arizona-based private equity firm specializing in investments in customer support and innovations within the energy, trucking, and construction industries.  

Private Placements

1/21/2014 Stormwind, LLC received $5.0 million from a group of investors. Stormwind provides information technology training services and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.       

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