Columbia West Capital News - Southwest Deal Intelligence
08.06.09 Arizona Deal Intelligence - July 2009


M&A - Strategic

7/6/2009 Match.com, LLC announced it closed the acquisition of People Media L.L.C. for $57.0 million. Chandler, Arizona-based People Media operates online dating and social networking sites. O'Melveny & Myers, LLP served as legal advisor to People Media in connection with the transaction.



7/14/2009 Monsanto Co. (NYSE:MON) announced it closed the acquisition of WestBred, LLC from Barkley Seed, Inc. for $45.0 million. Barkley Seed grows and sells durum, wheat, safflower, barley, bermudagrass, and other small grains. Barkley Seed is based in Yuma, Arizona.



7/20/2009 Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation announced it closed the acquisition of Universal Safety Response, Inc. for $73.0 million. Universal Safety is a privately held, full-service security systems solutions provider. Smith & Wesson is one of the world's largest manufacturers of quality firearms and firearm safety/security products. The Phoenix office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP served as legal advisor to Smith & Wesson in connection with the transaction.



7/24/2009 TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE:TDG) announced it closed the acquisition of Acme Aerospace, Inc. for $40.0 million. Acme Aerospace designs and manufactures custom batteries and battery control electronic systems for military and commercial aircraft applications in the United States. Acme is based in Tempe, Arizona. McDermott Will & Emery LLP served as legal advisor to Acme in connection with the transaction.



7/28/2009 Telesphere Networks, Ltd. announced its intention to acquire the VoIP Services Business of Unity Business Networks, L.L.C. for an undisclosed amount. Scottsdale, Arizona-headquartered Telesphere provides business phone and Internet services in the United States. Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. is serving as legal advisor to Telesphere in connection with the transaction.



7/30/2009 Nutraceutical International Corp. (NasdaqGS:NUTR), announced its intention to acquire Nutritional Specialties, Inc., a subsidiary of Baywood International Inc. (OTCBB:BAYW). Scottsdale, Arizona-headquartered Baywood engages in the development, marketing, and distribution of ready-to-drink beverages and nutraceutical products under the LifeTime brand and beverages under the New Leaf brand. Columbia West Capital served as the exclusive financial advisor to Baywood.



Private Placements

7/1/2009 Southwest Windpower, Inc. closed a second round of preferred stock financing with PCG Clean Energy & Technology Fund and existing investors. Southwest Windpower manufactures wind generators and is headquartered in Flagstaff, Arizona. Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. served as legal advisor to Southwest Windpower in connection with the transaction.



7/22/2009 BroadHop, Inc. announced it closed a Series A Preferred Stock Financing from Peninsula Ventures. BroadHop develops and sells software that facilitates communications between telecom equipment and subscriber networks. Osborn Maledon served as legal advisor to Peninsula Ventures in connection with the transaction.



7/24/2009 iMemories, LLC announced that it has received $4.0 million from Capital Southwest Corporation. The company issued preferred stock to the investor. iMemories provides digital conversion and Web-sharing services for home videos and photos. iMemories is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.



7/29/2009 Cross MediaWorks, Inc. announced it closed a $17.0 million round of funding that saw participation from new investors Spring Capital Partners II, L.P., which invested $4.0 million, and BIA Digital Partners II, L.P., which invested $13.0 million. Cross MediaWorks is based in Scottsdale, Arizona and operates as an advertising representation company and agency.