April 2012 Arizona Mergers and Acquisitions Activity

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M&A – Strategic

4/1/2012 Santa Clara based Golden Sun, Inc. acquired the L.A. Looks, Dep Sport, Zero Frizz, Thicker Fuller Hair, and Pure & Natural brands from Scottsdale based The Dial Corporation which engages in the manufacture and sale of consumer products in the US.

4/3/2012 Asterino and Associates, Inc. acquired Phoenix based DoctorSolutions, Inc. which engages in filing, collecting, and processing medical claims in the medical billings industry. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

4/4/2012 Bookspan Inc. acquired Phoenix based Skymall, Inc. which is a direct marketer offering merchandise through its SkyMall airline catalog and website, from Spire Capital Partners, LLC and ZelnickMedia LLC. The terms of the transaction were undisclosed.

4/4/2012  Tempe based MedPlast Inc., which designs, engineers, and produces precision custom molded thermoplastic, rubber, and elastomer components and molds, acquired United Plastics Group, Inc. from Aurora Capital Group and other shareholders. The terms of the transaction were undisclosed.

4/8/2012  Chandler based Vuurr Digital Consulting which provides search engine optimization and marketing strategy, digital consulting, and pay-per-click campaigns services, acquired Full Speed Marketing, LLC. The terms of the transaction were undisclosed.

4/9/2012  VaultLogix, LLC acquired Scottsdale based Datapreserve, Inc., which provides data protection platforms for business continuity in the US The terms of the transaction were undisclosed.

4/10/2012  Phoenix based Frontier Energy Group, Inc. which provides oilfield and gasfield services, acquired Spicer Wireline Service Inc. The terms of the transaction were undisclosed.

4/17/2012 ADERANT Holdings, Inc. acquired Phoenix based Omega Legal Systems, Inc., which  provides integrated financial and practice management systems for legal and professional services firms in North America. The terms of the transaction were undisclosed.

4/17/2012  Greencore Group plc (LSE:GNC) entered into an agreement to acquire Phoenix based Marketfare Foods, LLC which develops and produces freeze-thaw and fresh sandwiches, wraps, burritos, sauces, and specialty foods, from Silver Brands, Inc., Swander Pace Capital and New York Life Capital Partners, LLC for $36.0 million in cash.

4/17/2012  Scottsdale based SXC Health Solutions, Inc. which provides healthcare transaction processing services and information technology solutions to the pharmaceutical industry entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Catalyst Health Solutions, Inc. (NasdaqGS:CHSI) from Fidelity Management & Research Company, Principal Global Investors, LLC and other investors for $4.1 billion in cash and stock.

4/18/2012 Checkers Industrial Safety Products, Inc. acquired Mesa based C&C Signal, LLC., which engages in the design, engineering, and production of highway safety and traffic control products. The terms of the transaction were undisclosed.

4/18/2012  Prescott based Michael Taylor Architects, Inc. acquired The Bluffs LLC. The terms of the transaction were undisclosed.

4/19/2012  Chandler based Microchip Technology Inc. (NasdaqGS:MCHP) which  designs, develops, manufactures, and markets semiconductor products for embeeded control applications acquired Roving Networks Inc. The transaction value was undisclosed.

 M&A – Financial

4/11/2012   Scottsdale based Montage Partners a private investment firm purchased the assets of the Equity Methods Consulting business from Equity Analytics, LLC (a Bank of America Merrill Lynch company) to form a standalone entity, Equity Methods, LLC. The terms of the transaction were undisclosed.

Private Placements

4/6/2012   Scottsdale based Sottera, Inc. dba NJOY, which manufactures and distributes microelectronic alternative smoking devices for tobacco smokers. announced that it will raise $20.0 million in an equity round of funding from Catterton Partners.


This report is prepared as a courtesy. Despite our best efforts, occasionally a deal is missed or the deal credits are not correct. 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.

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