Columbia West Capital News - Southwest Deal Intelligence
05.21.14 Arizona Deal Intelligence - April 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

4/2/2014 Semiconductor Components Industries LLC entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sensor Holding Corporation from Platinum Equity, LLC and others for $92.0 million. Semiconductor Components engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of semiconductor components for electronic systems and products and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.

4/7/2014 Paradigm Tax Group, LLC acquired Diversified Property Solutions LLC. The details of the transaction were not disclosed. Paradigm Tax Group provides outsourced property tax management services to commercial property owners and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.

4/8/2014 10/13 Communications, LLC acquired three newspapers of Tucson West Publishing Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Tucson West publishes newspapers and is based in Tucson, Arizona.

4/17/2014 Arizona AmBath, LLC acquired AmBath, LLC from Re-Bath, LLC. The details of the transaction were not disclosed. AmBath provides bathroom remodeling services for the hospitality industry and is based in Tempe, Arizona. Re-Bath engages in manufacturing and remodeling bathtubs, shower liners, wall surrounds, and accessories and is based in Tucson, Arizona.

4/17/2014 Axway Software S.A. (ENXTPA:AXW) acquired Systar SA (ENXTPA:SAR) for $77.3 million. Axway Software provides integration, security, and technology solutions and is based in Phoenix, Arizona. Hogan Lovells US LLP served as legal advisor to Axway Software.

4/17/2014 10/13 Communications, LLC entered into a preliminary agreement to acquire Tucson Weekly and Inside Tucson Business Publications of Wick Communications Company. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Wick Communications publishes newspapers and is based in Tucson, Arizona.

4/24/2014 Chandler Industries, Inc. acquired the Arrow Manufacturing Division of Premier Precision Group, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Premier Precision, based in Phoenix, Arizona, is a contract manufacturing company that specializes in the machining and fabrication of complex metal components for customers in the US and internationally.

4/28/2014 Keyser Co. acquired McMillan Commercial Real Estate. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Keyser is a commercial real estate advisory company and is based in Phoenix, Arizona. McMillan offers real estate broker services and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.

4/28/2014 Trapeze Software ULC entered into an asset purchase agreement to acquire Fare Logistics, Corp. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Trapeze Software develops and delivers software solutions and services to the transportation industry and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Private Placements

4/3/2014 Casey Container Corp. (OTCPK:CSEY) announced an issue of equity for $5.0 million and a long term note for $5.0 million from an investment group. Casey Container, which is based in Scottsdale, Arizona, focuses on the design and manufacture of biodegradable plastic preforms that become plastic containers, such as bottles for water, other beverages, and consumer products.

Other Transactions

4/2/2014 Sprouts Farmer Market, Inc. closed a public offering of 17,250,000 shares of common stock. Sprouts Farmers Market is a specialty retailer of fresh, natural and organic foods and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. Weiss Brown served as legal advisor to Sprouts.

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