Columbia West Capital News - Southwest Deal Intelligence
10.23.12 Arizona Deal Intelligence - September 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   

9/3/2012 Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (TSX:VRX) entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp. (NYSE:MRX) for $2.5 billion in cash. Medicis engages in the development and marketing of products for the treatment of aesthetic conditions and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. Latham & Watkins LLP and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP are serving as legal advisors to Medicis, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, L.L.P. and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP are serving as legal advisors to Valeant.   

9/4/2012 Off Madison Ave, Inc. acquired SpinSix. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Off Madison Ave provides marketing communication solutions for organizations in the U.S. and is based in Phoenix, Arizona. SpinSix provides marketing services and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.   

9/7/2012 RevSpring, Inc. acquired Spectrum Data Solutions, LLC dba BestBill. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. BestBill provides billing outsourcing and cash flow solutions and is based in Phoenix, Arizona. Osborn Maledon, P.A. served as legal advisor to BestBill in the transaction.   

9/11/2012 ITS Engineers & Constructors, Inc. acquired Pendulum Consulting. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. ITS Engineers and Constructors provides engineering and construction services for various aspects of intelligent transportation systems and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.   

9/14/2012 Santander Consumer USA, Inc. entered into a definitive agreement to acquire DriveTime Automotive's finance receivable portfolio and certain other assets from DT Acceptance Corp. DriveTime Automotive offers its customers sale, financing, and maintenance of vehicles and is based in Phoenix, Arizona. DLA Piper US LLP is serving as legal advisor to DriveTime.   

9/25/2012 Bulwark Exterminating LLC acquired Premier Pest Management, Inc. The terms of the transactions were not disclosed. Premier Pest Management provides pest control and management services for homes and is based in Fountain Hills, Arizona.               

M&A - Financial  

9/24/2012 The Carlyle Group LP (NasdaqGS:CG) acquired Walbro Engine Management, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Walbro Engine Management manufactures and sells fuel storage and delivery components for engines and is based in Tucson, Arizona.   

Private Placements  

9/6/2012 Red Door Spa Holdings Inc. announced that it has raised $12.0 million in an equity round of funding. Red Door Spa Holdings operates as a day spa company and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.     

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