Columbia West Capital News - Southwest Deal Intelligence
06.22.11 Arizona Deal Intelligence - May 2011

 

This report is prepared as a courtesy to the Arizona business community by Columbia West Capital, LLC based on our research and information collected by our firm. Despite our dedicated efforts, occasionally a deal might be missed or appropriate credit not given to legal or financial advisors. Please feel free to contact us if you have information on a transaction that you want to assure is included and credit attributed to appropriate advisors. Also, feel free to forward to others who may have interest; they can be added to the regular distribution by contacting our office. Our contact information is below.     

 



M&A - Strategic  


5/2/2011 Limelight Networks, Inc. (NasdaqGS: LLNW) acquired Clickability, Inc. for $10.0 million.  Limelight Networks provides content delivery network services in the United States, Europe, and Asia Pacific and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.    

 



5/3/2011 Atego acquired HighRely, Inc. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. HighRely provides engineering services and software solutions for systems design and development and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.    

 



5/3/2011 Electronic Arts Inc. (NasdaqGS: ERTS) acquired Mobile Post Production, Inc. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Mobile Post Production, based in Gilbert, Arizona, provides post-production solutions to the interactive mobile industry in North America and Europe.    

 



5/6/2011 3D Systems Corp. (NasdaqGS: TDSC) acquired The3dStudio.com, Inc. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The3dStudio.com operates a Website for buying and selling 2D and 3D digital media libraries and is based in Mesa, Arizona.  


 


5/8/2011 OEM Group, Inc. acquired Rhetech, Inc. and Semitool Austria GmbH from Applied Materials, Inc. (NasdaqGS: AMAT) and its subsidiary, Semitool, Inc.  OEM Group is a semiconductor capital equipment provider based in Gilbert, Arizona.  Polsinelli Shughart served as legal advisor to OEM Group, Inc.  Dewey & LeBoeuf served as legal advisor to Applied Materials.  

 



5/9/2011 Horizon Distributors, Inc. acquired the assets of The Kilpatrick Company Inc. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Horizon Distributors distributes irrigation, landscape, and specialty and professional lawn care products to the green industry in the United States and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.    

 



5/9/2011 Limelight Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: LLNW) acquired AcceloWeb. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Limelight Networks provides content delivery network services in the United States, Europe, and the Asia Pacific and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.    

 



5/11/2011 Trivantis Corporation signed an agreement to acquire Flypaper Studio, Inc.  The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Flypaper Studio, based in Phoenix, Arizona, provides flash content management solutions for corporate, education, and government clients.    

 



5/17/2011 Avnet Inc. (NYSE:AVT) entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Amosdec SAS from a group of investors. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Avnet, based in Phoenix, Arizona, distributes electronic components, enterprise computer and storage products, and embedded subsystems worldwide. Morgan Lewis & Bockius is serving as legal advisor to Amosdec SAS, and Weil et Associés is serving as legal advisor for Avnet.    

 



5/23/2011 KSL Capital Partners, LLC acquired Intercontinental Montelucia Resort & Spa from five banks led by Eurohypo AG for approximately $120.0 million. Montelucia Resort & Spa operates as a luxury hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona.     

 



M&A - Financial   


5/20/2011 Najafi Companies agreed to acquire DirectGroup France. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Najafi Companies, based in Phoenix, Arizona, is a private equity firm specializing in middle-market corporate acquisitions, recapitalizations of turnaround and under-performing companies, and growth capital investments.     

 



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