Columbia West Capital News - Southwest Deal Intelligence
08.28.10 Arizona Deal Intelligence - July 2010


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M&A - Strategic

7/6/2010 Radient Pharmaceuticals Corporation (AMEX: RPC) entered into a letter of intent to acquire Provista Diagnostics Inc. from Provista Life Sciences LLC in a stock-for-stock transaction. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, Provista Life Sciences operates as a biotechnology diagnostic development and commercialization organization.


7/8/2010 Fenner PLC (LSE: FENR) acquired Manufacturing & Research, Inc. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Based in Tucson, Arizona, Manufacturing and Research engages in designing, developing, and manufacturing medical devices. Steptoe & Johnson LLP served as legal advisor to Manufacturing & Research.


7/14/2010 ON Semiconductor Corp. (NasdaqGS: ONNN) entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sanyo Semiconductor Co., Ltd. from SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (TSE: 6764) for $39.0 million, $13.7 million in cash and $25.3 million of ON Semiconductor common stock. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, ON Semiconductor offers semiconductor components and integrated circuits. Morrison & Foerster, LLP serves as legal advisor to ON Semiconductor. Hengeler Mueller and Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu serves as legal advisors to SANYO Electric.


7/22/2010 Americas Mining Corporation (AMC) made a proposal to acquire the remaining 20% stake in Southern Copper Corp. (NYSE: SCCO) in stock. Under the proposed terms of the deal, stockholders of Southern Copper would receive 1.237 shares of AMC common stock for each share of common stock that they own. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Southern Copper Corporation engages in mining, smelting, and refining mineral properties in Peru, Mexico, and Chile. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP serves as legal advisor to Americas Mining Corporation.


7/27/2010 Azmark Aero Systems LLC acquired M-DOT Aerospace and Astrotronics LLC for an undisclosed amount. Based in Phoenix and Gilbert, Arizona, M-DOT Aerospace and Astrotronics design, manufacture, and distribute aerospace assemblies for military and commercial customers. Azmark Aero Systems is a newly formed affiliate of Aero-mark LLC, an aviation investment and operating company, and is located in Gilbert, Arizona.


M&A - Financial

7/16/2010 Indigo Partners LLC acquired a 50% stake in Concesionaria Vuela Compañía de Aviación, S.A. de C.V. Indigo Partners is a venture capital/private equity firm based in Phoenix, Arizona. Vinson & Elkins LLP and Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enriquez served as legal advisors to Concesionaria Vuela Compañía de Aviación. Latham & Watkins LLP and Kuri Breña, Sánchez Ugarte y Aznar, S.C. served as legal advisors to Indigo Partners.


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