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01.15.16 Arizona Deal Intelligence - December 2015


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M&A - Strategic

12/1/2015 Blackboard Inc. acquired BlueCanary Data & Analytics LLC from Clairvoyant, LLC and others. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. BlueCanary provides higher education data and analytics solutions and is based in Chandler. Clairvoyant designs and delivers a big data and analytics platform and is also based in Chandler.    

12/1/2015 Henry & Horne, LLP acquired Anderson, Church & Co, PLLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Henry & Horne and Anderson, Church & Co are certified public accounting and business advisory firms based in Tempe.    

12/3/2015 American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE:AMH) agreed to acquire American Residential Properties, Inc. (NYSE:ARPI) for approximately $610.0 million in stock, for an implied enterprise value of over $1.4 billion. American Residential is a real estate investment trust based in Scottsdale. Hunton & Williams LLP is serving as legal advisor to American Residential.    

12/4/2015 Compactor Rentals of America, LLC acquired the Waste Services Segment from Wessco, LLC for $7.5 million. Phoenix-based Compactor Rentals engages in the rental and leasing of new or used commercial trash compactors, vertical balers, and other waste equipment for compaction needs. Seyfarth Shaw LLP served as legal advisor to Compactor Rentals.    

12/4/2015 Sheridan Healthcare, Inc. acquired Chandler Emergency Medical Group PLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Chandler Emergency Medical Group dba Premier Emergency Medical Specialists is a Chandler-based provider of healthcare services to communities in the East Valley of Greater Phoenix. Snell & Wilmer served as legal advisor to Chandler Emergency Medical Group.    

12/7/2015 GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE:GDDY) acquired the domain name portfolio from Worldwide Media, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. GoDaddy, based in Scottsdale, focuses on the design and development of cloud-based technology products for small businesses, web design professionals, and individuals.    

12/7/2015 Troon Golf LLC acquired Caddie Master Enterprises Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Troon Golf operates as a golf management, development, and marketing company and is based in Scottsdale.    

12/14/2015 Kahala Brands, Ltd. acquired Pinkberry, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Kahala owns, operates, and franchises quick-service restaurants in the United States and is based in Scottsdale.    

12/14/2015 Provident Insurance Group, LLC agreed to acquire Eaton & Associates, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Provident is an insurance agency based in Scottsdale. Eaton & Associates provides insurance brokerage services and is based in Scottsdale.    

12/16/2015 Central Industrial Supply Company Inc. entered into an agreement to acquire Enlogic Systems LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Central Industrial, based in Tucson, designs, develops, and manufactures mechanical motion technology, power management, and display products for IT, banking equipment, and high end consumer appliance products.    

12/18/2015 Anheuser-Busch Companies, LLC agreed to acquire Four Peaks Brewing Company, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Four Peaks is a Tempe-based craft beer brewer that sells its products through its pubs and distributors in the United States. Spencer Fane LLP is serving as legal advisor to Four Peaks.    

12/18/2015 FastMed Urgent Care acquired Texan Urgent Care PLLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. FastMed operates medical centers in North Carolina and Arizona and is based in Gilbert.    

12/21/2015 HEICO Electronic Technologies Corp. agreed to acquire Robertson Fuel Systems, LLC for $255.0 million in cash. Robertson Fuel Systems designs, develops, and manufactures primary and auxiliary fuel systems for rotary and fixed winged aircraft and ground combat vehicles and is based in Tempe.    

12/21/2015 The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America agreed to acquire Avesis Incorporated (OTCPK:AVSS) for approximately $170.0 million. Based in Phoenix, Avesis provides vision, dental, and hearing plans in the United States.    

12/24/2015 Hydro International plc (AIM:HYD) acquired the assets of M2 Renewables, Inc. for $11.0 million. M2 Renewables, headquartered in Scottsdale, provides technology for the treatment of domestic wastewater and conversion of captured organic solids into usable forms of energy in the United States.  

12/30/2015 Amkor Technology, Inc. (NasdaqGS:AMKR) acquired the remaining 34.3% stake in J-Devices Corporation for $106.2 million. Amkor is a Tempe-based provider of outsourced semiconductor packaging and test services in the United States and internationally.  

M&A - Financial

12/18/2015 Golden Gate Capital acquired $210.5 million pool of restaurants from VEREIT, Inc. (NYSE:VER). VEREIT is a publicly owned real estate investment trust based in Phoenix.

Private Placements

12/4/2015 Estancia Capital Management acquired an unknown minority stake in Redwood Investments, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Estancia is a private equity firm based in Scottsdale.    

12/8/2015 Younicos AG announced that it has received $50.3 million in equity funding from First Solar, Inc. (NasdaqGS:FSLR) and other investors. First Solar provides solar energy solutions worldwide and is based in Tempe.  

12/29/2015 Integrity Mold, Inc. announced that it has received a recapitalization round of funding from new investors C3 Capital Partners, LP and Montage Partners, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Integrity Mold is a Tempe-based manufacturer of plastic injection molded parts, integrated assemblies, and injection molding tool fabrication. Montage Partners and C3 Capital Partners are private equity firms in Scottsdale.