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12.14.12 Arizona Deal Intelligence - November 2012


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M&A - Strategic  

11/1/2012 RedPrairie Corporation entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire JDA Software Group Inc. (NasdaqGS:JDAS) for $2.2 billion. JDA Software provides enterprise software solutions worldwide and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. DLA Piper US LLP and Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP are serving as legal advisors to JDA Software Group. Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP is serving as legal advisor to RedPrairie Corporation.   

11/2/2012 Avnet Technology Solutions, Inc. acquired Genilogix 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.   

11/2/2012 Titan Machinery, Inc. (NasdaqGS:TITN) acquired Falcon Power, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Falcon Power engages in the distribution of construction equipment in Arizona and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.   

11/5/2012 John Wiley & Sons Inc. (NYSE:JW.A) acquired Efficient Learning Systems Inc. for $24.0 million. Efficient Learning Systems provides computer-based exam reviews for students and is based in Sedona, Arizona.   

11/5/2012 Lumension Security, Inc. acquired the assets of CoreTrace Corporation. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Lumension Security develops, integrates, and markets security software solutions that enable businesses to protect their information and manage risk and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.   

11/7/2012 Axway Software S.A. announced intent to acquire Vordel Limited. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Axway Software, a business interaction networks company, provides software solutions and services to enterprises worldwide and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.   

11/8/2012 Cerner Corporation (NasdaqGS:CERN) entered into an agreement to acquire Anasazi Software, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Anasazi Software provides behavioral healthcare software solutions to behavioral health centers and is based in Tempe, Arizona.   

11/12/2012 Healthiest You Inc. acquired HealthNow MD LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Health Now MD provides a network of doctors for healthcare services by linking patients and physicians via phone, email, or Webcam video in the United States and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.   

11/12/2012 Rigid Industries acquired Black Diamond Fabrication. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Rigid Industries manufactures and markets LED lighting solutions and is based in Mesa, Arizona.    

11/19/2012 Navis acquired LMG Data Mining. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Littleton Marketing Group, doing business as LMG Data Mining, provides customized guest data management and analysis, customer relationship management, and email communication services to hotels and resorts in North America and is based in Tempe, Arizona.   

11/20/2012 APL Logistics Americas, Ltd. acquired Carmichael International Service for $37.0 million. APL Logistics Americas provides container transportation services and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.   

11/30/2012 National Pump Company, LLC reached an agreement in principle to acquire American Turbine Pump Companies. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. National Pump Company engages in the research and development, design, production, and testing of pump and pump systems in the United States and is based in Glendale, Arizona.   

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