Columbia West Capital News - Southwest Deal Intelligence
02.18.10 Arizona Deal Intelligence - January 2010


This report is prepared as a courtesy to the Arizona business community by Columbia West Capital, LLC 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 assure 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

1/7/2010 EGPI Firecreek, Inc. (OTCBB: EFIR) signed a letter of intent to acquire Traffic and Lighting Corp. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. EGPI Firecreek provides oil and gas production services. The company was formerly known as Energy Producers, Inc. and is based in Scottsdale.



1/11/2010 Microchip Technology Inc. (NasdaqGS: MCHP) acquired ZeroG Wireless, Inc. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Microchip Technology develops and manufactures semiconductor products for various embedded control applications and is based in Chandler.



1/15/2010 Foresight Technologies Inc. has aquired Advanced Technologies Materials Inc. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Tempe-based Foresight Technologies is an engineering and manufacturing firm providing engineered solutions to the defense, semiconductor, biotech, pharmaceutical, and solar cell industries. Jennings, Strouss & Salmon served as legal advisor to Foresight Technologies.



1/18/2010 Safeguard Security and Communication Inc. has acquired Protection Systems Inc. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Scottsdale-based SafeGuard Security provides various alarm services to the residental and commercial sectors. Phoenix-based Protection Systems is a full-service fire alarm company, primarily servicing the commercial sector.


1/20/2010 Bally Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BYI) acquired Games4You, L.L.C. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Games4You offers gaming and engineering solutions for the casino gaming industry. The company was formerly known as Nevada LLC and is based in Scottsdale.



1/29/2010 Eurasian Minerals Inc. has acquired Bronco Creek Exploration Inc. for CAD$4.9 million in stock. Tucson-based Bronco Creek is an exploration company, engaging in the discovery of mineral deposits in the Southwest United States. Snell and Wilmer served as legal advisor to Bronco Creek Exploration.




M&A - Financial

1/26/2010 Texas-based private equity group, Red Oak Capital, acquired Heaven Sent Naturals and its affiliated companies. Phoenix-based Heaven Sent Naturals is a distributor of supplements and vitamins in the United States. Steptoe and Johnson served as legal advisor to Heaven Sent Naturals.




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