January 2012 Arizona Mergers and Acquisitions Activity

Mergers and Acquisitions – Strategic

1/3/2012 LifeStream agreed to acquire Community Blood Bank, Inc. from Scottsdale based Blood Systems, Inc. which operates blood banks, test laboratories, and research centers. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

1/3/2012 Ziff Davis Media Inc. acquired Scottsdale based Toolbox.com, Inc., which provides a network of online communities, from Corporate Executive Board Co. (NYSE: EXBD). The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

1/3/2012 Pacific Western Bank acquired Marquette Equipment Finance, LLC from Wickenburg based Meridian Bank, National Association which provides banking and financial services. The deal value was approximately $190.0 million in cash

1/4/2012 Amber Alert GPS acquired Scottsdale based AMBERAlert.com, Inc., which operates an AMBER Alert portal. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

1/5/2012 The TriZetto Group, Inc. acquired Chandler based Medical Data Express, LLC. Which provides technology consulting and solutions to the healthcare market.

1/5/2012 Lagardère Unlimited acquired Arizona based Gaylord Sports Management Group, a leading golf management firm. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

1/13/2012 Tempe based Wilson Electric Services Corp., an electrical contracting company, acquired Lynx Electric Company, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

1/17/2012 Tempe based PIU Management, LLC, which provides party rooms and play areas for private parties and events, acquired HQ Carousels, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

1/20/2012 Tremor Video, Inc. acquired Scottsdale based InPlay Technologies Inc., which develops and markets human interface devices for electronic products, from Mogul, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

1/20/2012 TransDigm Inc. signed a definitive agreement to acquire Phoenix based AmSafe, Inc., which manufactures safety and security equipment for aerospace, defense, and ground transportation industries, from a consortium of investors for approximately $750.0 million in cash.

1/26/2012 Tucson based TMI International, which designs, manufactures, prints, and ships temporary tattoos acquired East Coast Temporary Tattoos. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

1/31/2012 Grandpoint Capital, Inc. acquired Phoenix based Bank Capital Corporation, the parent company of Biltmore Bank, which provides personal and commercial banking services. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

1/31/2012 Phoenix based Avnet Inc., a distributor of electronic components, enterprise computer and storage products, and embedded subsystems, acquired Canvas Systems, LLC from Platinum Equity. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Private Placements

1/12/2012 Tucson based JLab Audio, LLC, which designs, develops, manufacturers, and markets headphones and audio accessories, announced that it has received funding from new investor, Mach Speed Technologies, Inc. The amount was not disclosed.

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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