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2005 Big Deals List: Mergers and Acquisitions

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Saturday, April 01, 2006
The 2005 Big Deals List Researched by Perkins Coie LLP
MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
Purchaser/location Purchaser's Business Month Acquired company Acquired company's business Deal size

Advanced Power Technology
Bend
Semiconductor manufacturer Dec PowerSicel
Boulder, Colo.
Compound semiconductor technology $5.4m

Advantis Credit Union (fka Electra Central Credit Union)
Milwaukie
Credit union Oct Pace Credit Union
Portland
Credit union NWD

Affiliated Computer Services
Dallas, Texas
Information technology consulting, business processes, and call centers Jul LiveBridge
Milwaukie
Call center services $32m

Airgas
Radnor, Penn.
Gas distributor Apr Vancouver Welding Supply
Vancouver, Wash.
Industrial gas and welding supply distributor NWD

Airgas
Radnor, Penn.
Gas distributor Sep Associated Welding Products
Portland
Industrial gas and welding supply distributor NWD

Audax Group
Boston, Mass.
Investment firm Jan Arnold Magnetic Technologies, Rochester, N.Y., a subsidiary of Precision Castparts
Portland
Magnetic products and assemblies NWD

AVK Valve
The Netherlands
Valves Dec PCC Eurovalves
The Netherlands, a subsidiary of Precision Castparts, Portland
Industrial valves NWD

Beall Corp.
Portland
Specialty trailer manufacturer Dec Marquez Manufacturing
Sunnyside, Wash.
Specialty trailer manufacturer NWD

Beecher Carlson
Atlanta, Ga.
Insurance and risk management May JBL&K Risk Services
Portland
Insurance and risk management NWD

Bench Group
Port Chester, N.Y.
Dec Qualmax
Eugene
Voice Over IP (VOIP) technology products and services NWD

Bushnell Performance Optics
Overland Park, Kan.
Sports optics Aug Michaels of Oregon
Oregon City
Outdoor, hunting and shooting accessories NWD

Business Objects
Paris, France
Financial planning and performance management software Aug SRC Software
Portland
Financial planning and performance management software $100m

Cargill
Minneapolis, Minn.
Food, agricultural and risk management products and services Jun Integrated Bakery Resources
Lake Oswego
Baking pre-mix systems, finished foods and related marketing services NWD

Cascadia Behavioral Health
Portland
Mental health and addiction treatment services Jun ASAP Treatment Services
Portland
Substance abuse therapy services NWD

Catalyst Acquisition Group
Wantage Township, N.J., and Portland
Investment firm Jul Gartner Custom Research (fka Griggs-Anderson Research)
Portland
Market research NWD

C-Cor
State College, Penn.
Broadband and telecom services provider Jan NCube Corp.
Beaverton
On-demand media and digital advertising systems $90.5m

Circle Peak Management of New York; Sankaty Investors of Boston; Falcon Investment Advisors of Needham, Mass.; The Carlyle Group of Washington, D.C.; Magnetar Capital of Evanston, Ill.; and Shari’s Management Investment firms Dec Shari’s
Beaverton
Restaurant chain $80m

Clarity Visual Systems
Wilsonville
Large-scale display systems Apr CoolSign software and services division of Adspace Networks
New York, N.Y.
Video advertising and corporate communication systems NWD

Clarity Visual Systems
Wilsonville
Large-scale video displays May Synelec Telecom Multimedia
France
Large scale video displays NWD

Purchaser/location Purchaser's Business Month Acquired company Acquired company's business Deal size

Contech Construction Products
Middletown, Ohio
Construction and civil engineering products and services Apr Stormwater Management
Portland
Stormwater treatment products NWD

Corillian
Hillsboro
Online banking software Aug InteliData Technologies
Reston, Va.
Online banking software NWD

Corillian
Hillsboro
Online banking software Aug qbt Systems
New York, N.Y.
Online banking software NWD

CTC Communications,Waltham, Mass., a subsidiary of Columbia Ventures Vancouver, Wash. Telecommunications May Lightship Telecom
Bedford, N.H.
Telecommunications $67m

CTC Communications,Waltham, Mass., a subsidiary of Columbia Ventures Vancouver, Wash. Telecommunications Oct Connecticut Broadband
New Haven, Conn.
Telecommunications $12m

Cyoptics
Lehigh Valley, Penn.
Optical components Apr Pennsylvania and Mexico Optoelectronics operations of TriQuint Semiconductors
Hillsboro
Wireless and telecommunications semiconductors $21.3m

Datalogic
Bologna, Italy
Automatic identification and RFID products Nov PSC
Eugene
Barcode readers and other data-capture products and services $195m

Davis Inotek Calibration Laboratory
Baltimore, Md.
Test instruments Jul Northwest Calibration Systems
Portland
Test equipment calibration systems and services NWD

DealerTrack Holdings
Lake Success, N.Y.
Sales and finance for auto industry May Chrome Systems
Portland
Automotive information and configuration technology NWD

Dougherty Petroff
Portland
Financial consultants Crown Point Trust (fka Columbia Trust, a subsidiary of Bank of America), Portland Retirement plan trustees NWD

Elmer’s Restaurants management
Portland
Management buyout Mar Elmer’s Restaurants
Portland
Restaurant chain $7.5m

Endeavour Capital
Portland, and Tidewater Holdings management team, Vancouver, Wash.
Investment firm and management Nov Tidewater Holdings
Vancouver, Wash.
River transportation and terminals NWD

ESCO
Portland
Engineered metal components for industrial applications May Quality Steel Foundries
Alberta, Canada
Foundry NWD

ESCO
Portland
Engineered metal components for industrial applications May SRW Technologies
Alberta, Canada
Wear-resistant materials for metal surfaces NWD

Flir Systems
Wilsonville
Infrared imaging systems May Brysen Optical
Safety Harbor, Fla.
Advanced optical coatings $4.2m

Flir Systems
Wilsonville
Infrared imaging systems Scientific Materials
Bozeman, Mont.
Laser assemblies, components and materials $13m

Forbo Adhesives
Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Adhesive product manufacturer Oct Industrial Adhesives
Eugene
Adhesive product manufacturer NWD

Francisco Partners
Menlo Park, Calif.
Investment firm May WebTrends
Portland, a subsidiary of NetIQ
San Jose, Calif.
Web analytics $94m

FusionWare
Seattle, Wash.
Application and data integration solutions Oct Pacific Software Associates
Hillsboro
IBM hardware and software solutions NWD

Purchaser/location Purchaser's Business Month Acquired company Acquired company's business Deal size

Heico
Hollywood, Fla.
Aviation, defense, space and electronics industry Nov Engineering Design Team
Beaverton
Computer linking devices NWD

Horizon Interactive
Colorado Springs, Colo.
Outsourcing services for technical documentation development Aug Ace Communications
Portland
Outsourcing services for technical documentation development NWD

infoUSA
Omaha, Neb.
Database marketing services Jan YesMail (fka @Once)
Portland
Strategic eMessaging solutions NWD

Interfor Pacific Bellingham, Wash., a subsidiary of International Forest Products
Vancouver, B.C.
Wood products May Certain assets of Floragon Forest Products
Molalla
Wood products $50m

Jim Coleman Company
Houston, Texas
Car wash equipment Jan Hanna Car Wash Systems
Portland
Car wash equipment NWD

Kinetics Climax, a subsidiary of Climax Engineered Materials
Sahuarita, Ariz.
Special metals, alloys and compounds Aug Kinetics
Wilsonville
Metal injection molding NWD

Kirtland Capital Partners
Beachwood, Ohio
Investment firm Jul Rugby Manufacturing
Rugby, N.D., a subsidiary of Hanover Partners, Lake Oswego
Truck bodies NWD

Knife River Corp., a subsidiary of MDU Resources Group
Bismarck, N.D.
Construction materials and mining Jun Jefferson State Redi-Mix Concrete Products Industries, Jefferson State Asphalt, Cherry Creek Aggregate, Allied Concrete Pumping, Keith Hamilton Trucking, and HDP Leasing
Klamath Falls
Construction materials and services NWD

Knowledge Learning Corp.
Golden, Colo.
Childcare and early childhood education Jan KinderCare Learning Centers
Portland
Childcare and early childhood education $1.03b

Lamar Advertising
Baton Rouge, La.
Outdoor billboard and transit advertising Jan Obie Media
Eugene
Outdoor billboard and transit advertising $66m

LEAF Financial Services
Philadelphia, Penn., a subsidiary of Resource America Philadelphia, Penn.
Equipment leasing Mar Allco Leasing and Financial Services
Lake Oswego
Equipment leasing NWD

LECG
Emeryville, Calif.
Securities litigation expert services Aug Bates Private Capital
Lake Oswego
Securities litigation expert services $18.0m

Lithia Motors
Medford
Auto dealership Aug Valley Auto
Wenatchee, Wash.
Auto dealership NWD

Lithia Motors
Medford
Auto dealership Apr North Coast Auto
Eureka, Calif.
Auto dealership NWD

Lithia Motors
Medford
Auto dealership Dec Creveling Dodge
Corpus Christi, Texas
Auto dealership NWD

Lithia Motors
Medford
Auto dealership Feb Jim Earp Automotive
Omaha, Neb.
Auto dealership NWD

Lithia Motors
Medford
Auto dealership Jan Emerald Automotive Group
Eugene
Auto dealership NWD

Lithia Motors
Medford
Auto dealership May Performance Dodge Chrysler Jeep
Butte, Mont.
Auto dealership NWD

Lithia Motors
Medford
Auto dealership Oct All American Honda, Chrysler, Jeep
Midland, Texas
Auto dealership NWD

Lithia Motors
Medford
Auto dealership Oct Star Toyota and Star Honda
Abilene, Texas
Auto dealership NWD

LTC Global Solutions
Medford
Insurance Oct Kanawha Insurance
Ft. Myers. Fla.
Insurance NWD

Purchaser/location Purchaser's Business Month Acquired company Acquired company's business Deal size

Market Transport
Portland
Third-party logistics and transportation Jun Triple Express
Medford
Truckload brokerage NWD

Market Transport
Portland
Third-party logistics and transportation Sep Sammons Transportation, a subsidiary of Sammons Trucking
Missoula, Mont.
Truckload transportation NWD

Mentor Graphics
Wilsonville
EDA software and products May Volcano Communications Technologies
Sweden
Automotive design software NWD

Merix
Forest Grove
Printed circuit boards Sep Eastern Pacific Circuits
Hong Kong
Printed circuit boards $115m

MicroBilt
Kennesaw, Ga.
Online credit information Jul Profit Systems Software
Roseburg
Credit report retrieval software NWD

Microfield Group
Portland
Energy-related technology and electric services Jul Christenson Power Services
Portland
Electrical contracting services NWD

Microfield Group
Portland
Energy-related technology and electric services Oct EnergyConnect
San Jose, Calif.
Energy automation and curtailment NWD

microHelix
Portland
Cable assemblies for medical and commercial OEMS Apr Moore Electronics
Tualatin
Cable assemblies $3m

MIPS Technologies
Mountain View, Calif.
Microchip design and testing Sep First Silicon Solutions
Portland
Microchip debugging systems NWD

Monaco Coach
Coburg
Motor home manufacturer Nov R-Vision
Warsaw, Ind.
Travel trailer manufacturer $60m

Movie Gallery
Dothan, Alabama
Movie and videogame rentals Apr Hollywood Entertainment
Wilsonville
Movie and videogame rentals $1.25b

Nautilus
Vancouver, Wash.
Fitness products Jul Pearl Izumi USA
Broomfield, Colo.
Fitness apparel $74m

Nautilus
Vancouver, Wash.
Fitness products May Belko Canada
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Fitness product distributor $5.5m

Nike
Beaverton
Sporting goods and apparel Jun Adao
Austin, Texas
Sport watches and sunglasses NWD

Novell
Waltham, Mass.
Infrastructure software and services May Immunix
Portland
Linux application security software NWD

Oregon Central Credit Union
Portland
Credit union May Oregonian Federal Credit Union
Portland and Mountain View Credit Union
Gresham
Credit union $60m

Oregon Steel Mills
Portland
Specialty and commodity steel products for domestic and global markets Mar Remaining shares of Camrose Pipe
Camrose, Alberta
Pipe mills $18.5m

Oxis International
Portland
Disease diagnosis technology Dec BioCheck
Foster City, Calif.
Disease diagnosis technology $6m

Purchaser/location Purchaser's Business Month Acquired company Acquired company's business Deal size

Pacific Continental
Eugene
Banking Nov Northwest Business Bank
Seattle, Wash.
Banking $40.5m

Pacific Software Associates
Hillsboro, a subsidiary of FusionWare
Seattle, Wash.
IBM hardware and software solutions Oct NCS Tek
Portland
Mid-range and enterprise IBM computing solutions NWD

Papé Material Handling, a division of Papé Group
Eugene
Materials handling May Diamondback Rentals
Phoenix, Ariz.
Materials handling NWD

Papé Machinery, a division of Papé Group Eugene Construction and forestry equipment dealer Mar Nortrax West
Moline, Ill.
Construction and forestry equipment dealer NWD

Pick & Pull Auto Dismantlers, a subsidiary of Schnitzer Steel Industries
Portland
Self-service auto parts and auto dismantling Jan Vehicle Recycling Solutions
St. Louis, Mo.
Auto dismantling and recycling $22m

Pick & Pull Auto Dismantlers, a subsidiary of Schnitzer Steel Industries
Portland
Self-service auto parts and auto dismantling Sep GreenLeaf Auto Recyclers
Arlington, Texas
Auto dismantling and recycling $44.7m

Pixelworks
Tualatin
Fabless semiconductors for the advanced display industry Jun Equator Technologies
Campbell, Calif.
Digital streaming media semiconductors and software $109m

Point West Credit Union
Portland
Credit union Apr Hacienda Community Credit Union
Portland
Credit union $2.9m

PPM Energy
Portland, a subsidiary of ScottishPower
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, U.K.
Wind power developer Jan Atlantic Renewable Energy
Richmond, Va.
Wind power developer NWD

Precision Castparts
Portland
Complex metal parts Mar Air Industries
Garden Grove, Calif.
Airframe fasteners $194m

Private Investors Investment firm Mar Rapid Refill Ink
Eugene
Laserjet and inkjet cartridge remanufacturer NWD

PW Eagle
Eugene
PVC pipe products Oct Remaining shares of USPoly
Shawnee, Okla.
Polyethylene pipe and fittings $5.9m

Quality Care Solutions
Phoenix, Ariz.
Health insurance software Feb MyHealthBank
Portland
Software and services for consumer directed healthcare NWD

Rapala
Vääksy, Finland
Fishing equipment Oct Lure and fishing tackle business of Luhr Jensen & Sons
Hood River
Fishing lures and tackle NWD

Resolute
Bellevue, Wash.
Software development Mar Step Technologies
Portland
Software development NWD

Respironics
Murraysville, Penn.
Sleep and respiratory products Apr Mini-Mitter
Bend
Sleep and physiological monitoring products $10.5m

Respond2
Portland
Direct response television agency Sep ATC Agency
Philadelphia, Penn. and Cmedia, Portland
Direct response television agency NWD

Purchaser/location Purchaser's Business Month Acquired company Acquired company's business Deal size

Riverlake Partners
Portland
Investment firm Aug Decorative systems division of Pressac
United Kingdom
Decorative automotive products $30m

Riverlake Partners
Portland
Investment firm Jun Fluid Logic
Portland
Specialty chemicals NWD

Riverlake Partners
Portland
Investment firm Mar SP Industries
Warminster, Penn.
Specialty glassware and equipment $52m

Riverview Bancorp
Vancouver, Wash.
Banking Apr American Pacific Bank
Portland
Banking $34.4m

Schnitzer Steel Industries
Portland
Steel products and metals recycling Oct Regional Recycling
Birmingham, Ala.
Metals recycling $65.5m

Tektronix
Beaverton
Electronic test and measurement equipment Jun TDA Systems
Lake Oswego
Interconnect analysis software tools NWD

Tektronix
Beaverton
Electronic test and measurement equipment Nov Vqual
Bristol, England
Digital media testing software tools $7m

Tenon
Auckland, New Zealand
Solid wood building products Oct Remaining shares in The Empire Company
Portland
Millwork products $30m

Theragenics
Buford, Ga.
Medical devices May CP Medical
Portland
Medical devices NWD

Triquint Semiconductor
Hillsboro
Wireless and telecommunications semiconductors Jan TFR Technologies
Bend
Filters for communication applications $6.9m

Tut Systems
Lake Oswego
Video and data services Jun Copper Mountain Networks
Palo Alto, Calif.
Broadband access solutions $11.7m

UMD Technology
Vancouver, Wash.
Semiconductor test products Jul DB Design
Milpitas, Calif.
Test hardware and interface products $2.6m

Valutec Card Solutions
Franklin, Tenn.
Gift card, loyalty and stored value services Nov Mellennia, Portland, a division of Prime Time Communications, Portland Off-the-shelf and customized stored value solutions NWD

Waste Connections
Folsom, Calif.
Waste management Sep Waste Management
Vancouver, Wash.
Waste management NWD

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Tell us about any Big Deals that involve at least one Oregon or Southwest Washington company. We’re looking for mergers and acquisitions of $2.5 million of more, and divestitures and public and private transactions of $1 million or more that occured in 2006. Contact Brent Bullock at Perkins Coie LLP, 503.727.2000, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

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