Nov 2010 Arizona M&A Activity

11/1/2010 Van’s International Foods, Inc. acquired the frozen waffle business of Nestlé USA, Inc. for an undisclosed amount. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Van’s International Foods is a provider of natural, organic frozen breakfast foods. Osborn Maledon served as legal advisor to Van’s.


11/2/2010 Diversified Human Resources, Inc. acquired Terra Firm for an undisclosed amount. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Diversified Human Resources operates as a professional employer organization.


11/2/2010 MedCath Partners, LLC sold its 27% stake in Southwest Arizona Heart and Vascular Center, LLC for $6.9 million. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Southwest Arizona Heart and Vascular Center provides cardiac catheterization lab services.


11/2/2010 Halma plc (LSE: HLMA) acquired Alicat Scientific, Inc. from financial shareholders and members of current management for $25.2 million in cash. Based in Tucson, Arizona, Alicat Scientific designs and manufactures mass flow and pressure instruments. Dorsey & Whitney LLP served as legal advisor to Alicat Scientific.


11/4/2010 Comtech EF Data Corporation acquired Stampede Technologies, Inc.for an undisclosed amount. Based in Tempe, Arizona, Comtech EF Data designs, develops, and markets satellite communication products for commercial and government customers internationally.


11/8/2010 Early Warning Services, LLC acquired Austin Logistics’ Risk Analytics Business from ALI Solutions, Inc. for an undisclosed amount. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Early Warning Services provides fraud management services.


11/15/2010 Tisport, LLC acquired Three Rivers Holdings, LLC for an undisclosed amount. Based in Mesa, Arizona, Three Rivers Holdings develops, manufactures, and markets products to wheelchair users, clinicians, and researchers.


11/22/2010 Dycom Industries Inc. (NYSE: DY) acquired substantially all assets ofCommunication Services, Inc. for $9.7 million. Based in Tempe, Arizona, Communication Services designs, acquires, deploys, and manages wireless infrastructure facilities for cellular, PCS, broadband wireless carriers, and equipment suppliers in the United States.


11/22/2010 iPacesetters, LLC acquired Automated Resources Group, Inc. fromTSG Equity Partners LLC, M&T Bank Corp. (NYSE: MTB), Shore Points Capital and other shareholders for an undisclosed amount. Based in Mesa, Arizona, iPacesetters provides business-to-business teleservices for the circulation industry.


11/23/2010 Lancaster Group US LLC agreed to acquire Philosophy, Inc. from The Carlyle Group and its fund Carlyle Partners IV, L.P. for an undisclosed amount. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Philosophy provides cosmetics and beauty care products. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is serving as legal advisor to Lancaster Group. Latham & Watkins LLP is serving as legal advisor to Philosophy.


An affiliate of The Gorman-Rupp Company (NYSE Amex: GRC) acquired the assets of National Pump Company LLCfor approximately $39.0 million in cash and assumed liabilities. Based in Glendale, Arizona, National Pump Company designs and manufactures industrial pumps. Jones Day served as legal advisor to The Gorman-Rupp Company. Osborn Maledon served as legal advisor to National Pump Company.

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