Columbia West Capital News - Southwest Deal Intelligence
08.21.12 Arizona Deal Intelligence - July 2012

 

This report is prepared as a courtesy to the Arizona business community by Columbia West Capital 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     

7/2/2012 IHS Inc. (NYSE:IHS) acquired CyberRegs from Citation Technologies Inc. for $11.0 million. Citation Technologies provides Software as a Service based environmental, health, and safety compliance management software solutions and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.        

7/2/2012 Avnet Technology Solutions, Inc. agreed to acquire Magirus AG. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Avnet Technology Solutions distributes computing solutions for healthcare, education, and government markets and is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona.        

7/2/2012 TIR Massage Stone Division acquired LaStone Therapy Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. TIR Massage Stone Division sources and supplies industrial, decorative, and specialty stone products and is based in Mesa, Arizona. LaStone Therapy offers various hot and cold stone massage courses and is based in Mesa, Arizona.        

7/2/2012 HDR, Inc. acquired InfraConsult LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. InfraConsult, an engineering and management consulting company, engages in developing and financing infrastructure projects and solutions and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.        

7/3/2012 Avnet Inc. (NYSE:AVT) acquired Altron Gmbh & Co. KG. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Avnet, together with its subsidiaries, distributes electronic components, enterprise computer and storage products and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.        

7/3/2012 Apothecary Shop of Scottsdale, Inc. acquired Colorado Pharmacy, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Apothecary Shop of Scottsdale operates a chain of pharmacies in the US and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.        

7/5/2012 Avnet Inc. (NYSE:AVT) made an offer to acquire Internix Incorporated (TSE:2657) from Ant Capital Partners Co., Ltd. and other shareholders for $98.1 million in cash. Avnet, together with its subsidiaries, distributes electronic components, enterprise computer and storage products, and embedded subsystems and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. Morrison & Foerster, LLP is serving as legal advisor to Avnet.        

7/5/2012 PCM Innovation acquired BRT Solutions Inc. from TriStar, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. TriStar provides business advisory, process consulting, systems selection and implementation, as well as user adoption and training services and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.        

7/9/2012 FlipChip International, LLC acquired Millennium Microtech Holding Corporation. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. FlipChip International offers wafer bumping solutions and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.        

7/9/2012 salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) agreed to acquire GoInstant Inc. from a group of investors including Social Leverage, LLC for $70.0 million. Social Leverage is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in all stages of development and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.      

7/11/2012 Canadian Retail Solutions Inc. acquired Management One Ltd. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Management One provides retail and business consulting services for specialty retailers, manufacturers, service businesses, and professional firms and is based in Tucson, Arizona.        

7/17/2012 Lamar Advertising Co. (NasdaqGS:LAMR) acquired American Outdoor Advertising, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. American Outdoor Advertising provides outdoor advertising services in Arizona and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.        

7/18/2012 The Go Daddy Group, Inc. acquired Outright, Inc. from Shasta Ventures, Felicis Ventures LLC and other shareholders. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The Go Daddy Group provides domain name registration and website hosting services in the US and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.        

7/18/2012 SKBHC Holdings LLC entered into a merger agreement to acquire ICB Financial (OTCBB:ICBN) for $23.7 million. SKBHC Holdings operates as a bank holding company and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Horgan Rosen Beckham & Coren LLP is serving as legal advisor to ICB Financial. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, L.L.P. is serving as legal advisor to SKBHC Holdings.        

7/24/2012 Trinchero Family Estates, owner of Sutter Home Winery, Inc., acquired CRUZ Tequila Del Sol in its strategy to diversify into distilled spirits. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Cruz Tequila produces blue agave tequila and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.          

7/31/2012 GreenDeals acquired neerg.com. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. neerg.com provides online daily deals and discounts for green and natural products and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.        

M&A - Financial   

7/16/2012 LaunchEquity Partners LLC made a proposal to acquire the assets of MakeMusic Inc. (NasdaqCM:MMUS) for $13.5 million. LaunchEquity Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in early stage investments and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.        

7/30/2012 Roper Industries Inc. (NYSE:ROP) entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sunquest Information Systems, Inc. from Vista Equity Partners and other investors for $1.4 billion. Sunquest Information Systems provides health care information systems and is based in Tucson, Arizona. Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP is serving as legal advisor to Roper Industries. Kirkland & Ellis LLP is serving as legal advisor to Sunquest Information Systems.                  

Private Placements    

7/2/2012 Athletes' Performance, Inc. announced that it will raise $22.5 million in equity financing. Athletes' Performance provides integrated performance training and nutrition services, and physical therapies for elite and professional athletes and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.        

7/16/2012 All Aboard America! Holdings, Inc. announced that it has received $10.0 million in funding from Triangle Capital Corporation. All Aboard America! Holdings provides charter bus tours and travel services and is based in Mesa, Arizona.                  

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