Columbia West Capital News - Southwest Deal Intelligence
12.18.14 Arizona Deal Intelligence - November 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  

11/3/2014 SheKnows, LLC acquired BlogHer Inc. for an undisclosed amount. SheKnows, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, operates a women's lifestyle media platform that connects women's interests in real-time and in real voices.   

11/3/2014 AmSurg Corp. (NasdaqGS:AMSG) acquired Desert Neonatology Associates, P.C. for an undisclosed amount. Desert Neonatology, based in Phoenix, Arizona, provides neonatal intensive care services in Arizona.   

11/4/2014 WebPT, Inc. acquired WebOutcomes for an undisclosed amount. WebPT develops Web-based electronic medical record  solutions for physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech language pathologists and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.   

11/4/2014 Grace Hill, Inc. acquired several assets from LeaseHawk, LLC, including Wings, PLU Learning Management Systems and a Catalog of Online Educational Courses. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. LeaseHawk, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, provides a platform for multifamily technology solutions focused on maximizing marketing effectiveness, employee performance, and enhanced customer experience.   

11/4/2014 Vonage Holdings Corporation (NYSE:VG) agreed to acquireTelesphere Networks Ltd. from Hawkeye Capital Management, LLC andRally Capital, LLC for $114.0 million. Telesphere Networks, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, provides managed cloud communication and collaboration solutions to small and medium businesses, and call center operators in the United States. Snell & Wilmer served as legal advisor to Telesphere Networks.   

11/5/2014 Mattress Firm Holding Corp. (NasdaqGS:MFRM) entered into an agreement to acquire substantially all of the mattress specialty retail assets and operations of Sleep America, LLC from Sleep Country Canada Income Fundfor $12.5 million. Sleep America, based in Phoenix, Arizona, retails mattresses in Arizona.    

11/5/2014 Banner Corporation (NasdaqGS:BANR) signed a definitive agreement to acquire Starbuck Bancshares, Inc. for approximately $700.0 million in cash and stock. Starbuck Bancshares, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, operates as a bank holding company for The First National Bank of Starbuck, Viking Bank, and Viking Financial Services Corporation which offers personal and commercial banking services. Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP served as legal advisor to Starbuck Bancshares.   

11/10/2014 Nighttime Technologies, Inc. acquired Night Flight Concepts for an undisclosed amount.  Nighttime Technologies specializes in the development, implementation, and maintenance of night vision equipment  for aviation purposes. Snell & Wilmer served as legal advisor to Nighttime Technologies.   

11/12/2014 Tempest Interactive Media, LLC acquired Internet Destination Sales System, Inc. for an undisclosed amount. Tempest Interactive Media, based in Tucson, Arizona, provides digital marketing services. Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith, Ravin, Davis & Himmel LLP served as legal advisor to Tempest Interactive Media.   

11/13/2014 Mobile Mini, Inc. (NasdaqGS:MINI) signed a definitive agreement to acquire Evergreen Tank Solutions, Inc. from Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC, Apollo Global Management, LLC and other shareholders for $405.0 million. Mobile Mini, based in Tempe, Arizona, provides lease portable storage solutions primarily in North America and the United Kingdom. Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP is serving as legal advisor to Mobile Mini.   

11/13/2014 Romulus, Inc. acquired 16 IHOP units in Ohio and Indiana for an undisclosed amount. Romulus owns and operates restaurants and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.   

11/13/2014 Keyser Co. acquired Chermack Consulting Group, LLC for an undisclosed amount. Keyser is a commercial real estate advisory company based in Phoenix, Arizona.   

11/14/2014 FastMed Urgent Care acquired Carolina Quick Care, PA for an undisclosed amount. FastMed Urgent Care, based in Gilbert, Arizona, owns and operates emergency healthcare clinics.   

11/18/2014 FP2D, LLC acquired Architectural Elements, LLC for an undisclosed amount. FP2D, based in Glibert, Arizona, offers construction services. Architectural Elements, based in Tucson, Arizona, manufactures and distributes doors, windows, and hardware for residential and commercial construction in the United States.  

M&A - Financial

11/20/2014 Pamplona Capital Management acquired an unknown majority stake in Intralign Health, LLC for an undisclosed amount. Intralign Health, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a specialty healthcare services company that provides a suite of services to orthopedic healthcare providers.  

11/20/2014 Kelso & Company and Estancia Capital Management LLCreached a definitive agreement to acquire American Beacon Advisors, Inc. fromTPG Capital, L.P. and Pharos Capital Group, LLC for an undisclosed amount. Estancia Capital Management is a private equity firm based in Scottsdale, Arizona.  

Private Placements

11/4/2014 Clean Diesel Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:CDTI) raised $4.4 million in gross proceeds from certain investors. Clean Diesel Technologies manufactures and distributes light duty vehicle catalysts and heavy duty diesel emissions control systems and products to automakers, integrators, and retrofitters in the United States, Canada, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. DLA Piper served as legal advisor to Clean Diesel Technologies.   

11/5/2014 World View Enterprises, Inc. announced that it will receive $7.2 million in an equity round of funding which includes 24 investors. World View Enterprises, based in Tucson, Arizona, provides space travel services for private citizens, educators, researchers, private companies, and government agencies.   

11/19/2014 Integrated Distribution & Logistics Direct, LLC, dba SPExpress, announced that it has received an equity round of funding from new investor Cadre Partners for an undisclosed amount. SPExpress, based in Tucson, Arizona, provides third-party logistics services in the United States.  

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