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08.23.18 Arizona Deal Intelligence - July 2018


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M&A - Strategic

7/2/2018 Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A., Inc. acquired MWA Intelligence, Inc.  The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. MWA Intelligence provides machine-to-machine and machine-to-people solutions for the imaging industry and is based in Scottsdale.

7/2/2018 Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation acquired Pink Jeep Tours, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Pink Jeep Tours operates as a tour and travel agency and is based in Sedona.

7/2/2018 JDA Software, Inc. agreed to acquire Blue Yonder GmbH. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  JDA Software provides enterprise and supply chain software solutions and consulting services and is based in Scottsdale. DLA Piper LLP (US) served as legal advisor to JDA Software.

7/2/2018 Faxitron Bioptics, LLC acquired Precision X-Ray, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Faxitron Bioptics manufactures cabinet X-ray systems and is based in Tucson.

7/5/2018 Hickok Incorporated (OTCPK:HICK.A) acquired CAD Enterprises, Inc. for $21.0 million. CAD Enterprises is a precision aerospace manufacturing company based in Phoenix.

7/6/2018 Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) acquired Griswold L.L.C. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Rogers Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and sells engineered materials and components and is based in Chandler.

7/7/2018 StorageTreasures, LLC acquired StorageStuff.Bid. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. StorageTreasures operates a storage auction information portal and storage facility directory and is based in Phoenix.

7/9/2018 PumpMan, Inc. acquired Southwest Waterworks Contractors Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  Southwest Waterworks Contractors engages in the manufacture, installation, and repair of pumps and pump systems and is based in Phoenix.

7/9/2018 Troon Golf, LLC acquired Cliff Drysdale Management. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Troon Golf operates as a golf management, development, and marketing company and is based in Scottsdale.

7/10/2018 Branded Cities Network LLC acquired a substantial portion of the Chicago assets of Red Star Outdoor, L.L.C. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Branded Cities Network operates as a digital and media company and is based in Phoenix.

7/11/2018 Vacasa Arizona LLC acquired Book My Vacay LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Book My Vacay is a property management company that provides home maintenance support and marketing services for homeowners in luxury and high-end vacation rentals and is based in Scottsdale. Vacasa Arizona provides rental vacation houses and is based in Scottsdale.

7/13/2018 G.L. Huyett acquired AZ Lifting Hardware, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. AZ Lifting Hardware distributes lifting, rigging, and suspension hardware and is based in Phoenix.

7/17/2018 Thalheimer Brothers, Inc. acquired Mega Metals, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Mega Metals recycles, processes, buys, and sells titanium turnings and solids and is based in Phoenix.

7/18/2018 La-Z-Boy Incorporated (NYSE:LZB) agreed to acquire La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries Stores of Ebco, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries Stores of Ebco comprise furniture stores and is based in Phoenix.

7/18/2018 National Auto Parts Warehouse, Inc. agreed to acquire Star Distributing Co. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Star Distributing operates automotive parts stores and service centers and is based in Phoenix.

7/19/2018 JustKapital Limited (ASX:JKL) agreed to acquire National Health Finance, DM, LLC for $50.4 million. National Health Finance is a medical lien and finance company that facilitates health services to accident victims and is based in Chandler.

7/24/2018 PGT Innovations, Inc. (NYSE:PGTI) agreed to acquire WWS Acquisition, LLC, dba Western Window Systems for $360.0 million. Western Window Systems designs and manufactures aluminum windows and door products and is based in Phoenix. Latham & Watkins LLP is serving as legal advisor to Western Window Systems.

7/30/2018 US Foods, Inc. agreed to acquire Food Group of Companies from Services Group of America, Inc. for $1.8 billion. Food Group of Companies is comprised of Food Services of America, Systems Services of America, Amerifresh, Ameristar Meats and GAMPAC. Services Group of America, through its subsidiaries, provides a broad array of foodservice solutions to a wide spectrum of customers and is based in Scottsdale. Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP is serving as legal advisor to Services Group of America on the transaction.

7/31/2018 Hologic, Inc. (NasdaqGS:HOLX) acquired Faxitron Bioptics, LLC for $85.0 million.  Faxitron Bioptics manufactures cabinet X-ray systems and is based in Tucson.

Private Placements

7/10/2018 GrubMarket, Inc. announced that it has received $32.0 million in funding from existing investor GGV Capital, Trinity Capital Investment, LLC and other investors. Trinity Capital is a venture debt financing firm based in Chandler.

7/11/2018 FRC Balance LLC, dba True Food Kitchen, announced that it has received an equity round of funding from individual investor Oprah Winfrey. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. True Food Kitchen owns and operates a chain of restaurants in Arizona and California and is based in Phoenix.

7/13/2018 Tempronics, Inc. announced that it has received $6.5 million in funding from 19 investors. Tempronics develops distributed thermoelectric panels and is based in Tucson.

7/19/2018 Whitespace Enterprise Corporation announced that it has received funding from new investor Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc. (TSE:4182). Whitespace engages in the research and development of bimolecular technologies and is based in Tempe.

7/24/2018 Centauri Health Solutions, Inc. announced that it has received an equity round of funding from existing investor Brookside Mezzanine Partners. Centauri Health Solutions designs and develops cloud-based software and comprehensive data management solutions and is based in Scottsdale.