Columbia West Capital News - Southwest Deal Intelligence
06.17.14 Arizona Deal Intelligence - May 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    

5/1/2014 TRI-AD Actuaries, Inc. acquired Scott, Tellier and Co., Inc. and TPGR Daily, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  Scott, Tellier and Co. operates as a pension, actuarial, and consulting company. TPGR Daily offers services that include the design and administration of defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans. Scott, Tellier and Co. and TPGR Daily are based in Phoenix, Arizona.        

5/2/2014 The Ensign Group, Inc. (NasdaqGS:ENSG) acquired Casas Adobes Post-Acute Rehabilitation Center. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Casas Adobes comprises a 230 bed skilled nursing facility specializing in rehabilitation and is based in Tucson, Arizona.        

5/5/2014 ROAR Logistics, Inc. acquired Legend Transportation Group. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Legend Transportation provides freight management software solutions and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.        

5/5/2014 Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE:TIS) acquired the U.S. division of Fabrica de Papel San Francisco, S.A. de C.V. for $36.7 million. Orchids is an integrated manufacturer of tissue paper products and is based in Pryor, Oklahoma. The Phoenix office of Polsinelli PC served as legal advisor to Orchids.            

5/6/2014 Cordoba Music Group, Inc. signed a letter of intent to acquire Guild Guitar Brand and assets from Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Fender Musical Instruments manufactures guitars and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.        

5/13/2014 HC2 Holdings, Inc. (OTCPK:HCHC) entered into a stock purchase agreement to acquire a 59.5% stake in Schuff International, Inc. (OTCPK:SHFK) for $78.8 million. Schuff operates as a steel fabrication and erection contractor and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.        

5/15/2014 The Hillshire Brands Company (NYSE:HSH) acquired Van's International Foods, Inc. dba Van's Natural Foods for $165.0 million. Van's manufactures and distributes breakfast and snack food products, including gluten-free varieties, and is based in Phoenix, Arizona. Osborn Maledon, P.A. served as legal advisor to Van's.        

5/19/2014 The Go Daddy Group, Inc. acquired Suvidhaa Infoserve Pvt. Ltd. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Go Daddy provides domain name registration and web-hosting services and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.      

5/21/2014 Goettl Air Conditioning, Inc. acquired Desert Valley Mechanical, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Goettl provides air conditioning and heating services and is based in Tempe, Arizona. Desert Valley Mechanical operates as a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning contractor and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.         

M&A - Financial  

5/19/2014 Fairfield-Maxwell Ltd. and Mountain Ridge Capital, LLC acquired Speedpro Imaging Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Speedpro Imaging operates a network of large format imaging centers and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.        

Private Placements  

5/8/2014 TYR Tactical, LLC announced that it has secured debt funding from BMO Harris Bank. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. TYR Tactical is a Peoria, Arizona-based specialty product company that develops and manufactures a comprehensive offering of best-in-class body armor and load carriage solutions to special operations forces, the U.S. military, various U.S. government agencies, state and local law enforcement and corrections, foreign military and government organizations, and commercial interests. Columbia West Capital served as the exclusive financial advisor to TYR Tactical. Polsinelli PC served as legal advisor to TYR Tactical.        

5/8/2014 Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. announced the closing of its $33.0 million round of Series D preferred share equity financing led by Mandala Capital Limited. Arcadia Biosciences, an agricultural biotechnology company, develops and commercializes agriculture-based technologies and products that benefit the environment and human health.  Arcadia Biosciences is based in Davis, California with additional facilities in Phoenix, Arizona and Seattle, Washington. Osborn Maledon, P.A. served as legal advisor to Arcadia Biosciences.        

5/12/2014 Aquion Energy, Inc. announced that it has received $20.0 million from a group of investors including Trinity Capital Investment, LLC. Trinity Capital is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in investments in growth capital and buyouts and is based in Chandler, Arizona.        

5/13/2014 Cubex, LLC announced that it has received funding from Huntington Capital. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  Cubex  automates medication & supply management in healthcare inventory and is based in Tempe, Arizona.        

5/16/2014 Zounds, Inc. announced a private placement of equity for $10.0 million from a group of investors. Zounds designs, manufactures, and retails hearing aids and is based in Tempe, Arizona.        

5/27/2014 Guardian 8 Holdings (OTCPK:GRDH) announced that it has entered into a securities purchase agreement for a private placement of $7.0 million from a group of investors including Calm Waters Partnership, among others. Guardian 8 develops and distributes personal security devices and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. DeMint Law, PLLC is serving as legal advisor to Guardian 8.        

5/28/2014 Kinematics Manufacturing, Inc. announced that it has received funding from Angeleno Group, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Kinematics manufactures slewing drives for solar, wind, industrial, mobile, satellite, and medical markets and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.       

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