Columbia West Capital News - Southwest Deal Intelligence
08.16.11 Arizona Deal Intelligence - July 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      

7/6/2011   National Financial Partners Corp. (NYSE:NFP) acquired Lapre Scali & Company Insurance Services. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Lapre Scali and Company operates as an insurance and surety firm in the US and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.      

 


 

7/6/2011   Echo Global Logistics Inc. (NasdagGS:ECHO) acquired Advantage Transport, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Advance Transport provides transportation, logistics, and supply chain management solutions and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.        

 


 

7/6/2011   ACOM Health acquired Contract Medical Billing LLC. The terms of the transactions were not disclosed. Contract Medical Billing provides outsourcing medical billing and collection services and is based in Gilbert, Arizona.        

 


 

7/12/2011   Briar Capital, L.P. acquired McCabe Capital Partners LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. McCabe Capital Partners is a commercial finance company that provides capital solutions for small and midsized companies and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.        

 


 

7/19/2011   Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. acquired mtm laboratories AG for $269.4 million. Ventana Medical Systems engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of automated diagnostic instrument and reagent systems for slide-based diagnosis of cancer and infectious diseases and is based in Tucson, Arizona.        

 


 

7/20/2011   Faxitron X-ray LLC acquired Bioptics, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Bioptics provides medical imaging technology products and solutions for the detection and treatment of breast cancer in women and is based in Tucson, Arizona. Preti Flaherty Beliveau & Pachios LLP served as legal advisor to Bioptics.        

 


 

7/25/2011   Leslie's Poolmart Inc. acquired Jasper's Clear Pool Wholesale Co. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Leslie's Poolmart operates as a specialty retailer of swimming pool supplies and related products in the US and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.    

 


 

M&A - Financial  

7/13/2011 Torque Capital Group LLC acquired Triumph Precision Castings Company from Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE:TGI) for $3.9 million.  Triumph Precision Castings produces hot gas components, including blades, vanes, and nozzles for the aerospace markets and is based in Chandler, Arizona.       

 


 

Private Placements  

7/11/2011   American Standard Energy Corp. (OTCBB:ASEN) has raised $13.0 million in a round of funding. American Standard engages in the acquisition, development, exploration, and production of oil and natural gas properties in the US and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Anslow & Jaclin, LLP served as legal advisor to American Standard.     

 


 

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