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08.24.17 Arizona Deal Intelligence - July 2017


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M&A - Strategic  

7/3/2017 Aggreko plc (LSE:AGK) agreed to acquire Younicos AG from First Solar, Inc. (NasdaqGS:FSLR) and others for $51.8 million. First Solar provides solar energy solutions in the United States and internationally and is based in Tempe.    

7/6/2017 PolyOne Corporation (NYSE:POL) acquired Mesa Industries, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Mesa Industries manufactures colorants, additive packages, and compounding solutions and is based in Phoenix.    

7/6/2017 Nextmune Group acquired Spectrum Labs Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Spectrum Labs provides diagnostic testing, treatment, technical support, and customer service for veterinarians and pet owners and is based in Phoenix.    

7/6/2017 Oasis Outsourcing, Inc. acquired DHR Operations, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. DHR Operations, LLC, doing business as Diversified Human Resources, provides human resource services to clients in the United States and is based in Phoenix.    

7/7/2017 DAE Aviation Holdings, Inc. agreed to acquire Vector Aerospace Corporation. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. DAE Aviation offers maintenance, repair, and overhaul of engines for business and regional jets and is based in Tempe.    

7/11/2017 Harvest Inc. acquired Modern Flower. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Harvest manufactures, produces, and distributes cannabis and cannabis products and is based in Tempe. Modern Flower produces and distributes marijuana and cannabis products for patients and is based in Guadalupe.    

7/11/2017 Versum Materials, Inc. (NYSE:VSM) agreed to acquire Dynaloy, LLC from Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) for $13.0 million. Versum Materials develops, manufactures, transports, and handles specialty materials to the semiconductor and display industries and is based in Tempe.    

7/13/2017 MedPlast Inc. acquired Coastal Life Technologies, 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.    

7/13/2017 Teradata Corporation (NYSE:TDC) acquired StackIQ, Inc. from Grayhawk Capital, LLC and others. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Grayhawk Capital is a venture capital and SBIC investing firm specializing in investments in early and growth stage investments and is based in Phoenix.    

7/14/2017 United 1 International Laboratories LLC acquired the assets of Healthy Natural, Inc. from RiceBran Technologies (NasdaqCM:RIBT) for $18.5 million. RiceBran Technologies processes and markets healthy, natural, and nutrient dense products derived from raw rice bran and is based in Scottsdale. Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation served as legal advisor to RiceBran Technologies.    

7/14/2017 PRO EM Party and Event Rentals, LLC acquired Universal Resource Supply, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. PRO EM Party and Event Rentals provides event management rental services in the Southwest and is based in Phoenix.

7/17/2017 Packaging Concepts + Design, LLC acquired Packaging Specialists, Inc. Southwest. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Packaging Specialists designs and manufactures protective packaging systems and is based in Phoenix.                 

7/18/2017 Bay Alarm Company acquired Bonds Alarm Co., Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Bonds Alarm Co. provides burglar alarm and fire protection systems and services for residential and commercial customers and is based in Phoenix.

7/25/2017 Softline IT Company acquired Insight Technology Solutions LLC from Insight Enterprises, Inc. (NasdaqGS:NSIT). The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Insight Enterprises provides information technology hardware, software, cloud, and service solutions for business, government, healthcare, and educational clients and is based in Tempe.                 

7/31/2017 Upstart Products acquired Ewing Irrigation Products, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Ewing Irrigation Products supplies irrigation and landscape products and is based in Phoenix.    

Basalite Building Products, LLC acquired Natural Stone Manufacturing Company, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Natural Stone Manufacturing Company is a supplier of decorative wet-cast concrete products and bagged rock and is based in Phoenix.

M&A - Financial

7/12/2017 Battery Ventures acquired an additional unknown stake in WebPT, Inc. from Canal Partners, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. WebPT develops electronic medical record and practice management solutions and is based in Phoenix. Canal Partners is a venture capital firm based in Scottsdale.

Private Placements

7/17/2017 Commerce Signals, Inc. announced the closing of its $12.0 million Series B round of funding led by Stage 1 Ventures. Commerce Signals is a privacy-centric platform that connects advertisers and publishers to insights from retail payment data. Osborn Maledon, P.A. served as legal advisor to Commerce Signals.

7/20/2017 Allied Solutions, LLC agreed to acquire a 30% stake in Vero, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Vero designs and develops data breach and identity theft recovery solutions and is based in Scottsdale.