Columbia West Capital News - Southwest Deal Intelligence
11.16.12 Arizona Deal Intelligence - October 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   

10/2/2012 Scottsdale Healthcare Corp. and Sovereign Healthcare acquired an additional stake in Biltmore Surgical Center. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Scottsdale Healthcare, a not-for-profit organization, operates medical centers and a hospital and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Biltmore Surgical Partners, doing business as Biltmore Surgical Center, operates an outpatient surgery center and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.   

10/3/2012 Parchment Inc. acquired Avow Systems Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Parchment operates a software-as-a-service platform to request, process, and deliver transcripts and other education credentials and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.   

10/3/2012 Snyder's-Lance, Inc. (NasdaqGS:LNCE) entered into an agreement to acquire Direct Store Delivery and an Independent Business Operator business from Inventure Foods, Inc. (NasdaqGM:SNAK). The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Inventure Foods manufactures and markets natural and indulgent specialty snack food products and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.   

10/4/2012 Foothills Sports Medicine acquired Halili Physical Therapy. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Foothills Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Centers operates physical therapy clinics and is based in Phoenix, Arizona. Halili Physical Therapy provides treatment for orthopedic injuries, neurological conditions, bowel and urinary incontinence, and facial paralysis and is based in Tucson, Arizona.   

10/8/2012 TeleTech Holdings Inc. (NasdaqGS:TTEC) acquired Guidon Performance Solutions, LLC from TBM Consulting Group, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Guidon Performance Solutions operates as a global management consulting company and is based in Mesa, Arizona.   

10/8/2012 DoubleDay Acquisitions, LLC acquired the remaining 50% stake inCSafe, LLC from AmSafe, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. AmSafe manufactures safety and securement equipment for aerospace, defense, and ground transportation industries and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.   

10/12/2012 NextCare, Inc. acquired Access Medical Centers. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. NextCare, doing business as Nextcare Urgent Care, operates urgent care facilities and on-site employer clinics and is based in Mesa, Arizona.   

10/14/2012 Mountain Star Sports Group acquired the Tucson Padres. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The Tucson Padres operate as a minor league baseball team and are based in Tucson, Arizona.   

10/23/2012 AFS Technologies, Inc. has acquired Quofore International, Inc. and MEI Computer Technology Group, Inc. The terms of the transactions were not disclosed. AFS Technologies, doing business as Advanced FoodSystems, offers business automation solutions to manufacturers, distributors, and brokers in the food and beverage industry and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.   

10/25/2012 NextCare, Inc. acquired Verde Valley Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine, PLLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. NextCare, doing business as Nextcare Urgent Care, operates urgent care facilities and on-site employer clinics and is based in Mesa, Arizona. Verde Valley Urgent Care provides urgent care medical treatment services and is based in Cottonwood, Arizona.   

10/29/2012 Alliant Gas, LLC entered into a definitive agreement to acquireSemStream Arizona Propane, LLC from SemGroup Corporation (NYSE:SEMG). SemStream Arizona Propane offers underground utility and tank propane deliveries and is based in Payson, Arizona.   

10/31/2012 DataBank IMX, LLC acquired OSAM Document Solutions Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. OSAM Document Solutions provides document management systems and is based in Phoenix, Arizona. 

M&A - Financial  

10/23/2012 Pivotal Group, Inc. acquired a majority stake in Pan Am Education. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Pivotal Group is a Phoenix, Arizona-based private equity firm that makes investments in companies with market values in excess of $50 million across a diverse range of industries, including telecommunications, technology, media, aerospace, and business and financial services. Pan Am Education provides custom tutoring solutions for companies and is based in Chandler, Arizona.    

Private Placements  

10/10/2012 IO Data Centers, LLC announced that it has received $90.0 million in a third equity financing round led by new investor New World Ventures. IO Data Centers designs, engineers, and delivers digital energy technology for large enterprises, governments, and service providers and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.     

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