Columbia West Capital News - Southwest Deal Intelligence
09.18.12 Arizona Deal Intelligence - August 2012

 

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M&A - Strategic     

8/2/2012 Avnet Technology Solutions, Inc. acquired Pepperweed Consulting, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Avnet Technology Solutions distributes computing solutions for healthcare, education, and government markets in the Americas and internationally and is based in Tempe, Arizona.        

8/2/2012 Examination Management Services, Inc. acquired Leprechaun, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Examination Management Services provides medical information, risk management, and investigation services to support business decisions in the insurance, healthcare, legal, wellness, and business communities in the United States and internationally and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Jones Day served as the legal advisor to Examination Management Services.        

8/7/2012 Meetingsln, LLC acquired MEETING the World of International Meetings Review Limited. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Meetingsln operates Meetingsln.com, an online portal resource, and request for proposal (RFP) tool for the meetings industry and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.        

8/17/2012 Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL) signed a definitive agreement to acquire Western Liberty Bancorp (NasdaqGM:WLBC) for $55.4 million. Western Alliance Bancorporation provides banking and other financial services to businesses, professional firms, real estate developers and investors, and is based in Phoenix, Arizona. Hogan Lovells US LLP is serving as the legal advisor to Western Alliance Bancorporation; and Morrison & Foerster, LLP and Grady & Associates are serving as the legal advisors to Western Liberty Bancorp.        

8/27/2012 Community Care Health Network, Inc. acquired Ascender Software, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Community Care Health Network provides medical assessments on behalf of health plans and medical service providers in the United States and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.        

M&A - Financial    

8/9/2012 Montage Partners, LLC acquired Indo-European Foods, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Montage Partners is a private equity firm specializing in lower middle-market, buyouts, and growth capital investments and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.     

Private Placements    

8/7/2012 Butterfly Wonderland, LLC has announced it will raise $8.5 million. Butterfly Wonderland owns and operates an amusement park and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.    

8/16/2012 The rSmart Group, Inc. announced it has received $10.8 million in series B funding from a group of investors. The rSmart Group designs, develops, and delivers open-source software solutions for colleges, universities, schools, and education organizations in the United States and internationally and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.                

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