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03.24.17 Arizona Deal Intelligence - February 2017


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M&A - Strategic  

2/1/2017 Skipton Claims Management acquired Insurance Claim Recovery Support LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Skipton offers claims management services for commercial and residential losses and is based in Scottsdale.    

2/2/2017 Amkor Technology, Inc. (NasdaqGS: AMKR) agreed to acquire NANIUM, S.A. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Amkor provides outsourced semiconductor packaging and test services and is based in Tempe.    

2/6/2017 Sonendo, Inc. acquired PIPSTEK, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. PIPSTEK offers dental and medical treatment services and is based in Scottsdale.

2/8/2017 Car Wash Partners, Inc. acquired Southland Enterprises Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Car Wash Partners operates a chain of car wash and lube centers and is based in Tucson.    

2/8/2017 Wiivv Wearables Inc. acquired eSoles, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. eSoles manufactures custom insoles for cycling, running, walking, skiing, hiking, golf and dress shoes and is based in Scottsdale.    

2/8/2017 GlobalMedia Group, LLC acquired ORCAS, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. GlobalMedia researches, develops, designs, engineers, manufactures, markets, and supports telemedicine hardware and software solutions and is based in Scottsdale.    

2/9/2017 TASER International, Inc. (NasdaqGS:TASR) acquired the computer vision team from Misfit, Inc. In a related transaction, TASER acquired Dextro, Inc. The terms of the transactions were not disclosed. TASER International develops, manufactures, and sells conducted electrical weapons and is based in Scottsdale.    

2/9/2017 ProSites, Inc. acquired PracticeMojo from SmartHealth, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Eirene, Inc. doing business as PracticeMojo, develops and sells cloud-based software for dental practices and is based in Phoenix. SmartHealth, doing business as SmartPractice, distributes healthcare products and supplies for health care professionals in the United States and is based in Phoenix.    

2/15/2017 Arizona School of Real Estate & Business agreed to acquire Arizona Academy of Real Estate. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Arizona School of Real Estate & Business is an educational institution that provides practical real estate knowledge for prospective agents preparing for the licensing exam and Continuing Education for the real estate industry and is based in Scottsdale. Arizona Academy of Real Estate operates as a real estate school and is based in Scottsdale.    

2/15/2017 The W.W. Williams Company acquired Auto Safety House. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Auto Safety House provides fleet solutions and is based in Phoenix. Columbia West Capital served as exclusive financial advisor to Auto Safety House.  Radix Law served as legal advisor to Auto Safety House.    

2/20/2017 MedPlast Inc. agreed to acquire the device manufacturing services business from Vention Medical, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. MedPlast provides integrated custom plastic processing solutions for finished medical devices and is based in Tempe.    

2/22/2017 Axway Software SA (ENXTPA:AXW) acquired Syncplicity, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Axway publishes enterprise software for governing the flows of data that facilitate interactions of commercial enterprises or governments worldwide and is based in Phoenix.    

2/24/2017 Meridian Bank, National Association agreed to acquire Hj Wealth Management LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Meridian Bank provides personal and business banking products and services and is based in Wickenburg.  

2/27/2017 SMS International Corporation acquired the remaining 20% stake in Sunstate Equipment Co., LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Sunstate Equipment provides construction equipment and machinery rental services to construction, industrial, and special event companies and is based in Phoenix.  

M&A - Financial

2/7/2017 Ancor Capital Partners acquired PMA Photometals of Arizona, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. PMA Photometals provides designing and manufacturing services for custom industrial nameplates, thin metal parts, and architectural signage and is based in Phoenix.  

Private Placements

2/9/2017 RiceBran Technologies (NasdaqCM:RIBT) announced that it has entered into securities purchase agreements with certain accredited investors for a private placement of aggregate gross proceeds of $8.0 million. RiceBran Technologies processes and markets healthy, natural, and nutrient dense products derived from raw rice bran and is based in Scottsdale.  

2/13/2017 Mesa Air Group, Inc. announced that it has received $100.0 million from new lender Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC. Mesa Air Group operates as an airline company that provides regional air services and is based in Phoenix. DLA Piper LLP (US) served as legal advisor to Mesa Airlines, Inc.  

2/28/2017 Supply Vision, Inc. announced that it has received a round of funding from new investor Trans-Soft, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Trans-Soft provides application hosting services to the freight forwarding and logistics industry and is based in Phoenix.