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04.11.12 Arizona Deal Intelligence - March 2012


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


3/1/2012 Air Products & Chemicals Inc. (NYSE:APD) signed a definitive agreement to acquire the remaining 50% stake in DA NanoMaterials, L.L.C. from DuPont Electronic Technologies for an undisclosed amount. DA NanoMaterials develops, manufactures, and supplies colloidal silica sols and particles for semiconductor and wafer polishing markets in Asia, Europe, and North America and is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona.


3/1/2012 Atlas Sound LP acquired A-Line Acoustics for an undisclosed amount. Atlas Sound designs, manufactures, and markets communications products for commercial, broadcast, industrial, institutional, security, custom home installation, and professional music markets and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.


3/1/2012 Schurz Communications, Incorporated acquired Western Broadband, LLC from Evergreen Pacific Partners. Western Broadband provides cable TV, digital phone, HDTV, and high-speed Internet services and is headquartered in Sun Lakes, Arizona.


3/7/2012 Heckmann Corporation (NYSE:HEK) entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement to acquire Thermo Fluids, Inc. from a group of investors including CIVC Partners and H.I.G. Growth Partners, LLC for approximately $250.0 million in cash and stock. Thermo Fluids offers waste recycling and management services and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal advisor to Thermo Fluids and Reed Smith LLP served as legal advisor to the Heckmann Corporation.


3/8/2012 Microchip Technology Inc. (NasdaqGS:MCHP) acquired IDENT Technology AG from a group of investors for $39.8 million. Microchip Technology engages in the design, development, manufacture, and market of semiconductor products for embedded control applications and is based in Chandler, Arizona.


3/9/2012 Sprouts Farmers Market, LLC signed a definitive agreement to acquire Newflower Market Inc. for an undisclosed amount. Sprouts Farmers Market owns and operates a network of food retail stores in Arizona, California, Texas, and Colorado. Newflower Market, doing business as Sunflower Farmers Market, operates a chain of grocery stores. Both companies are based in Phoenix, Arizona. Latham & Watkins LLP served as legal advisor to the sellers.


3/14/2012 LifeLock, Inc. acquired ID Analytics, Inc. LifeLock raised over $100.0 million in a round of funding for the acquisition. LifeLock offers identity theft protection services and is based in Tempe, Arizona. Greenberg Traurig, LLP served as legal advisor to LifeLock.


3/16/2012 GlyEco, Inc. (OTCBB:GLYE) entered into a binding agreement to acquire all the assets of Full Circle Manufacturing Group, Inc. from Joe Iola for $6.8 million in cash and stock. GlyEco is a green chemistry company and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.


3/20/2012 Crown Dynamics Corp. (OTCBB:CDYY) acquired AirWare Holdings Incorporated for $54.8 million. AirWare Holdings offers nasal breathing aids and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Zouvas Law Group, P.C. served as legal advisor to AirWare Holdings.


3/22/2012 Hyperion Therapeutics, Inc. acquired worldwide rights to Ravicti from Ucyclyd Pharma, Inc. for an undisclosed amount. Ucyclyd Pharma provides life-saving medications for patients affected with urea cycle disorders and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.


3/26/2012 Avnet Technology Solutions, Inc. signed an agreement to acquire Ascendant Technology, LLC for an undisclosed amount. Avnet distributes computing solutions for healthcare, education, and government markets in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Avnet is based in Tempe, Arizona.


3/26/2012 Quench USA, Inc. acquired Aqua Perfect of Arizona, LLC from a group of investors including Southwest Value Acquisitions, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Aqua Perfect distributes water purification systems and is based in Tempe, Arizona.


3/27/2012 Intelisys Communications, Inc. entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cloud Services Coalition from Terrapin Solutions, LLC for an undisclosed amount. Cloud Services Coalition offers cloud integration services. It was formerly known as Cloud Roundtable and is based in Tempe, Arizona.


3/30/2012 The management of Village Voice Media, LLC agreed to acquire a 16% stake in the company from Goldman Sachs Group. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Village Voice Media publishes newsweeklies in the United States and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.


3/31/2012 High Ridge Brands Co. acquired global rights to the brand Coast from The Dial Corporation. Dial engages in the manufacture and sale of consumer products in the United States and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.


M&A - Financial


3/23/2012 Cantor Fitzgerald acquired a stake in EL Media, LLC from The Ellman Companies, Inc. for an undisclosed amount. EL Media operates as a media, activation, and sponsorship out-of-home advertising company and is based in Phoenix, Arizona. Private Placements


3/1/2012 Equisight, LLC announced that it has raised a round of funding from new investor Wasabi Ventures. EquiSight develops a virtual presence technology for horse racing and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.


3/7/2012 Unique Home Designs, Inc. has closed a round of venture funding for $16.5 million. Unique Home Designs designs, manufactures, markets, and sells decorative security screen aluminum doors and gates and is based in Gilbert, Arizona. Osborn Maledon served as legal advisor to Unique Home Designs.


3/9/2012 Integrate, LLC announced it has raised $11.0 million from three investors in an equity round of funding. Integrate operates a real-time lead exchange platform that facilitates the lead generation process between buyers and sellers and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.


3/15/2012 MD Tech Pro LLC announced that it has raised $10.0 million in a seed round of funding from new investor Franchise Growth Group. MD Tech Pro provides medical practice information technology support solutions and electronic health record services to the healthcare field in the United States and Canada and is based in Mesa, Arizona.


3/28/2012 ClearDATA Networks, Inc. announced that it has raised funding from new investor Norwest Venture Partners. ClearDATA provides on-demand storage management and image archiving, HIPAA compliant hosting, and cloud computing enablement solutions for healthcare organizations to meet corporate governance and federal mandates. ClearData is based in Phoenix, Arizona.


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