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01.15.15 Arizona Deal Intelligence - December 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  

12/1/2014 Mobile Mini, Inc. (NasdaqGS:MINI) acquired the assets and operations of Beacon Equipment Leasing Corp. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Mobile Mini provides portable storage solutions primarily in North America and the United Kingdom and is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona.  

12/2/2014 AFS Technologies, Inc. acquired The POP Company Pte. Ltd. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. AFS Technologies, dba Advanced Foodsystems, Inc., provides integrated business enterprise and on-demand software solutions designed to optimize the order-to-cash flow cycle and improve efficiencies across the supply chains of consumer packaged goods, food and beverage, and financial segments in the United States and internationally. AFS Technologies is based in Phoenix, Arizona.  

12/2/2014 Lipman Produce, Inc. acquired Legend Distributing, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Legend Distributing engages in re-packing and supplying organic and non-organic fruits and vegetables to the food service and retail industry and is based in Glendale, Arizona.  

12/2/2014 Stella Environmental Services, LLC acquired Brewer Trucking LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Brewer Trucking, dba Enviro-Trans, operates as an environmental transportation and services company for industrial non-hazardous and hazardous waste in Arizona and the western United States and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.  

12/4/2014 Maax Spas (Arizona), Inc. acquired L.A. Spas, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Maax Spas designs, manufactures, and distributes bathroom products and spas for the residential housing market in North America and is based in Chandler, Arizona.  

12/4/2014 Sinfonía HealthCare Corp acquired Quality Life Counseling, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Sinfonía, a home health care company, provides a wide variety of home-based medical services and is based in Tucson, Arizona.  

12/9/2014 Avizia, Inc. acquired Emerge.MD Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Emerge.MD provides cloud-based telemedicine software platforms and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.  

12/15/2014 Animal Supply Company, LLC acquired Kernco Corporation. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Kernco distributes pet foods and supplies and is based in Tucson, Arizona.  

12/16/2014 Truly Nolen of America, Inc. acquired Fox Pest Control LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Truly Nolen provides pest management, termite prevention, lawn care, and rodent removal and control services in the U.S. and internationally. Truly Nolen is based in Tucson, Arizona.  

12/18/2014 Machine Solutions Inc. acquired Steeger USA. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Machine Solutions manufactures and supplies process and testing equipment for the medical device industry and is based in Flagstaff, Arizona.  

12/19/2014 Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) agreed to acquire Tervita Waste Processing, LLC for $485.0 million. Republic Services, based in Phoenix, Arizona, provides non-hazardous solid waste collection and disposal services for commercial, industrial, residential, and municipal customers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Ballard Spahr LLP is serving as legal advisor to Republic Services. 

12/23/2014 PopHealthCare L.L.C. acquired Ubiquity LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. PopHealthCare provides data analytics solutions for the medical industry and supports specialized care programs for individuals. PopHealthCare is based in Tempe, Arizona. 

M&A - Financial 

12/14/2014 A group of investors led by BC Partners signed an agreement to acquire PetSmart, Inc. (NasdaqGS:PETM) for $8.9 billion. PetSmart, based in Phoenix, Arizona, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of products, services, and solutions for pets in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is serving as legal advisor to PetSmart.

12/18/2014 Tailwind Capital Group, LLC acquired Diamondback Drugs, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Diamondback Drugs is a veterinary compounding pharmacy that provides veterinary medications, chemicals, bases, and flavors and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Private Placements

12/2/2014 Global Water Management, LLC announced that it has received funding led by new investor Silver Lake Kraftwerk L.P. and existing investorXPV Capital Corporation. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Global Water owns and operates regulated water and wastewater utilities and is based in Phoenix, Arizona. 

12/9/2014 Integrate.com, Inc. announced that it has received $5.0 million in funding from new investor Trinity Capital Investment, LLC. Integrate.com is a Scottsdale, Arizona-based provider of performance marketing technology and solutions for business to consumer and business to business advertisers. Trinity Capital is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in venture debt, lease, growth capital, and buyout investments in start-ups, emerging growth, early stage, expansion, and later stage growth companies, and in small and medium sized businesses. Trinity Capital is based in Chandler, Arizona. 

12/10/2014 CellTrust Corporation announced that it will receive $10.5 million from Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P. CellTrust provides secure mobile communication and mobile aggregation solutions for healthcare, government, financial services, and enterprise customers in the United States and internationally and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

12/10/2014 GRO-WELL Brands, Inc. announced that it has received $5.5 million in funding from new investor CapX Partners. GRO-WELL manufactures and distributes natural and organic lawn and garden care products for homeowners and gardeners and is based in Tempe, Arizona.  

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