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04.22.15 Arizona Deal Intelligence - March 2015


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    

3/2/2015 Mobile Mini, Inc. (NasdaqGS:MINI) acquired a portable storage business from Fraser Ltd. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Mobile Mini provides portable storage and specialty containment solutions and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.

3/4/2015 Truck Works Holdings, LLC acquired the operating asset of Truck Works, Inc. and TWI Leasing, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Truck Works is an OEM construction equipment and custom tanker manufacturer and is based in Phoenix, Arizona. Polsinelli served as legal advisor to Truck Works Holdings, LLC.                         

3/9/2015 Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL) signed a definitive agreement to acquire Bridge Capital Holdings (NASDAQ:BBNK) for $396.2 million. Phoenix, Arizona-based Western Alliance Bank provides various banking products and related services primarily in Arizona, California, and Nevada. Hogan Lovells US LLP served as legal advisor to Western Alliance.

3/16/2015 Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) acquired certain assets and liabilities from Bolts Metallizing, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Bolt's Metallizing provides thermal sprayed coating and brazing services to customers in aerospace and industrial markets and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.                         

3/17/2015 The City of Buckeye, Arizona, entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Valencia Water Company from Global Water Resources, Inc. for $55.0 million. Global Water Resources owns and operates regulated water and wastewater utilities and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.        

3/17/2015 Banner Health signed a letter of intent to acquire Mogollon Health Alliance, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Phoenix, Arizona-based Banner Health owns and operates acute-care hospitals and healthcare facilities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming.        

3/24/2015 MCW Inc. acquired 12 car wash locations in Nashville from Super Speed Wash, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. MCW operates a chain of car wash and lube centers in the United States and is based in Tucson, Arizona.        

3/25/2015 First Financial Equity Corporation acquired Perkins, Smart & Boyd, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. First Financial Equity provides financial brokerage services for individuals and corporations and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.

3/26/2015 StandardAero Business Aviation Services, LLC acquired DutchAero Services, which will be branded as StandardAero Defense Services Europe. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Tempe, Arizona-based StandardAero provides aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul services and custom solutions.        

3/30/2015 Cavco Industries, Inc. (NasdaqGS:CVCO) acquired Chariot Eagle, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Cavco Industries is engaged in the design, production, wholesale, and retail sale of manufactured homes in the United States and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.        

3/31/2015 Digital Intelligence Agency, LLC agreed to acquire 910 West LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Digital Intelligence Agency provides web marketing and design services and is based in Gilbert, Arizona. 910 West provides online marketing services and is based in Gilbert, Arizona.      

M&A - Financial    

3/17/2015 Strattam Capital completed a majority investment in Trax Technologies, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Trax Technologies is an open SaaS technology platform that refines, completes and reconciles logistics data from multiple sources and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Osborn Maledon, P.A. served as legal advisor to Trax Technologies.       

Private Placements    

3/18/2015 Parchment Inc. received $4.5 million in a round of funding. Scottsdale, Arizona-based Parchment operates a SaaS platform for schools, colleges, universities, education agencies, and individuals to request, process, and deliver transcripts and other education credentials in the United States and internationally.        

3/27/2015 Synergis Education, Inc. completed a Series B Preferred Stock financing with an affiliate of Bertelsmann, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Synergis partners with colleges and universities to design, launch and grow innovative classroom, online and blended programs for the adult learning environment and is based in Chandler, Arizona. Osborn Maledon, P.A. served as legal advisor to Synergis.     

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