Columbia West Capital News - Southwest Deal Intelligence
11.22.16 Arizona Deal Intelligence - October 2016


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

10/1/2016 Aktion Associates, Inc. acquired Data Systems of Arizona Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Data Systems integrates and provides high-tech software solutions and services and is based in Glendale.    

10/5/2016 Komatsu America Corp. acquired branches in El Paso, TX and Carlsbad, Albuquerque, and Farmington, NM from Road Machinery, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Road Machinery engages in selling, renting, and servicing mining, construction, and forestry equipment in the United States and is based in Phoenix.    

10/11/2016 DBM Global Inc. (OTCPK:DBMG) entered into an agreement to acquire the detailing and Building Information Modeling management business from Pdc Global Pty Ltd. In a related transaction, DBM Global agreed to acquire BDS VirCon LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. DBM Global, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a steel fabrication and erection contractor and is based in Phoenix. BDS VirCon provides building information modelling, steel detailing, and rebar detailing services and is based in Tempe.    

10/14/2016 Sentinel Peak Resources LLC  agreed to acquire onshore California oil and gas properties from Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. (NYSE:FCX) for $742.0 million. Freeport-McMoRan, a natural resource company, acquires, explores, and develops mineral assets and oil and natural gas resources and is based in Phoenix.    

10/19/2016 PetSmart, Inc. acquired AllPaws. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. PetSmart, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of products, services, and solutions for pets in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada and is based in Phoenix.    

10/19/2016 Avella Specialty Pharmacy, Inc. signed a definitive agreement to acquire Advanced Pharma, Inc. Avella operates a chain of retail pharmacies that provide specialty medications to patients in the United States and is based in Phoenix.    

10/27/2016 Analog Devices, Inc. (NasdaqGS:ADI) acquired Innovasic, Inc. from Grayhawk Capital, LLC and Valley Ventures. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Grayhawk is a venture capital firm based in Phoenix. Valley Ventures is a venture capital firm based in Tempe.  

10/31/2016 AccountabilIT LLC acquired the managed services and cloud consulting operations from Business & Decision SA (ENXTPA:BND). The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. AccountabilIT provides ERP applications management and cloud IT services and is based in Scottsdale.  

M&A - Financial

10/3/2016 Dos Rios Partners acquired PRO EM Party and Event Rentals, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. PRO EM provides event management rental services in the Southwest and is based in Phoenix.  

Private Placements

10/4/2016 Electronic Payment Providers, Inc. announced that it has received recapitalization funding from new investor Parthenon Capital Partners. Electronic Payment Providers, doing business as BillingTree, provides payment processing solutions and is based in Phoenix. Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. served as legal advisor to BillingTree.   

10/25/2016 Vision Care, LLC announced that it has received funding from new investor Trinnovate Ventures, Inc. Vision Care offers vision savings programs for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona members and non-members in the United States and is based in Phoenix. Trinnovate Ventures, a subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, makes investments in healthcare innovations and is based in Phoenix.     

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