Columbia West Capital News - Southwest Deal Intelligence
01.25.10 Arizona Deal Intelligence - December 2009


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M&A - Strategic

12/1/2009 LSM Golf LLC acquired Las Sendas Golf Club from Eagle Crest Golf Club Limited Partnership for an undisclosed amount. Las Sendas Golf Club is an 18-hole public course in Mesa, Arizona. Briggs Law Group PLLC served as legal advisor to LSM Golf LLC.



12/1/2009 Skanon acquired Maricopa Ready Mix, L.L.C. for an undisclosed amount. Maricopa Ready Mix is a Scottsdale-based manufacturer of ready-mixed concrete, cement and plaster. Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. served as legal advisor to Maricopa Ready Mix.



12/8/2009 The Boyd Group Inc. acquired Big Sky Autobody, Inc. for an undisclosed amount. Big Sky Autobody is based in Tucson and operates repair centers in Georgia and Arizona.



12/11/2009 DS Waters of America, Inc. signed an agreement to acquire the assets of O Premium Waters from private equity group Celerity Partners for an undisclosed amount. O Premium Waters is based in Mesa, Arizona and delivers home and office bottled water, coffee, tea and other assorted beverages.



12/14/2009 ON Semiconductor Corp. (NasdaqGS: ONNN) entered into a definitive agreement to acquire California Micro Devices Corp. (NasdaqGM: CAMD) for approximately $110 million. Phoenix-based ON Semiconductor offers a variety of semiconductors, memory, and standard component devices worldwide. Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP served as legal advisor to California Micro Devices. DLA Piper US LLP served as legal advisor to ON Semiconductor.



12/21/2009 Limelight Networks, Inc. (NasdaqGM: LLNW) entered into an agreement to acquire EyeWonder, Inc. for approximately $130 million in cash and stock. Limelight Networks is based in Tempe, Arizona and provides content delivery network services in the United States, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. Kilpatrick Stockton LLP served as legal advisor to EyeWonder. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C. served as legal advisor to Limelight.



12/22/2009 ASC Group (CATS:ACS) closed the acquisition of Pulice Construction Inc. for $114 million. Pulice Construction is based in Phoenix and operates as a heavy and highway general engineering contractor, and construction management company. Jennings, Strouss & Salmon P.L.C. served as legal advisor to Pulice Construction.



M&A - Financial

12/22/2009 CI Capital Partners LLC and management of Transplace acquired Transplace, Inc. from a group of logistics companies including Phoenix-based Swift Transportation Co. as well as JB Hunt Transport Services, US Xpress Enterprises and Covenant Transportation. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Swift Trasportation operates as a truckload carrier in the United States and Mexico.




Private Placements

12/18/2009 Sunstate Equipment Co. LLC announced that it has received $50 million in a round of funding from a group of investors including a new investor SMS International Corporation. Sunstate Equipment is based in Phoenix and provides rental tools and equipment to construction, industrial, and event companies. Morrison & Foerster served as a legal advisor to Sumitomo Corporation, parent of SMS International Corporation.