Columbia West Capital News - Southwest Deal Intelligence
01.13.12 Arizona Deal Intelligence - December 2011


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M&A - Strategic


12/5/2011 GlobalMedia Group, LLC acquired EMDTransfer. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. GlobalMedia Group, a telemedicine company, engages in the research, design, engineering, manufacture, and support of cameras, peripherals, scopes, software, and telemedicine carts. EMDTransfer operates as an online portal that allows physicians to share and transfer critical medical images over the internet. GlobalMedia Group is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona and EMDTransfer is based in Tempe, Arizona.


12/5/2011 CBV Collection Services Ltd. acquired Primary Financial Services, LLC from Magnet Capital, L.P. Primary Financial Services provides accounts receivable services in Western Canada and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.


12/12/2011 Avnet Inc. (NYSE: AVT) signed an agreement to acquire substantially all the assets of Hartford Computer Group, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Avnet distributes electronic components, enterprise computer and storage products, and embedded subsystems and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.


12/13/2011 Paramount Building Solutions, Inc. acquired Pacific Maintenance Services, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Paramount Building Solutions provides facilities and building maintenance services for retailers and corporations in the United States and is based in Tempe, Arizona.


12/15/2011 United Rentals, Inc. entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire RSC Holdings, Inc. from York Capital Management for $4.2 billion. RSC engages in the rental of construction and industrial equipment primarily in the United States and Canada and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP served as legal advisors to RSC. Sullivan & Cromwell LLP served as legal advisors to United Rentals.


12/16/2011 Washington Federal Inc. acquired assets and liabilities of Western National Bank. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Western National Bank offers personal and commercial banking services in the United States and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.


Private Placements


12/12/2011 Parchment Inc. announced that it will raise $13.0 million through the issuance of convertible preferred stock. As of December 29, 2011, the company raised $6.0 million in funding from 19 investors. Parchment operates a software-as-a-service platform for schools, colleges, universities, and individuals to exchange transcripts and other student records in the United States and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.


12/20/2011 Dynamic Ventures Corporation (OTCBB: DYNV) announced an equity line of credit with new investor Centurion Private Equity, LLC for gross proceeds of $7.5 million. Dynamic Ventures provides construction services in the United States and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Gracin & Marlow, LLP served as legal advisor to Dynamic Ventures.


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