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08.15.13 Utah Deal Intelligence - July 2013


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M&A - Strategic  

7/1/2013 TechMediaNetwork, Inc. acquired Best of Media S.A. from Index Ventures for an undisclosed amount. Ogden, Utah-based TechMediaNetwork operates as a digital publisher and content provider of consumer technology and science news. Bredin Prat & Associes and Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP served as legal advisors to TechMediaNetwork.        

7/8/2013 Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) agreed to acquire Oxid L.P. for an undisclosed amount. Huntsman Corporation engages in the manufacture and sale of differentiated organic and inorganic chemical products worldwide and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Oxid manufactures and distributes specialty chemical products for the rigid urethane industry and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.         

7/8/2013 Sustainable Power Group, LLC acquired Tioga Energy, Inc. from Draper Fisher Jurvetson, SunEdison, Inc., and others for an undisclosed amount. Salt Lake City, Utah-based Sustainable Power Group develops, owns, and operates electrical generation systems. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer Feld LLP served as legal advisor to Sustainable Power Group.        

7/9/2013 Supply Chain Solutions, Inc. acquired the freight forwarding business unit of England Logistics, Inc. for an undisclosed amount. Salt Lake City, Utah-based England Logistics operates as a third party logistics and freight brokerage company.        

7/11/2013 APF Industrial, LLC acquired Rocket Steel Construction, LLC for an undisclosed amount. APF provides plant maintenance, modification, and construction services.  APF is based in North Salt Lake City, Utah. Rocket Steel constructs industrial, commercial, and institutional steel structures.  Rocket Steel is based in West Haven, Utah.        

7/11/2013 Hobsons PLC acquired National Transcript Center from Edustructures LLC for an undisclosed amount. Edustructures is based in Sandy, Utah and provides schools interoperability framework (SIF) solutions for the education market.        

7/15/2013 DxNA LLC agreed to acquire PathoGene, L.L.C. for an undisclosed amount. Saint George, Utah based DxNA develops and distributes integrated systems and tests for genetic analysis.        

7/15/2013 Lite-On Technology Corp. (TSEC:2301) agreed to acquire Power Innovations International, Inc. for $18.3 million. Power Innovations is based in Lindon, Utah and provides energy generation and waste heat recovery solutions for individual homeowners and businesses.        

7/19/2013 American Crafts, LC acquired Imaginisce, LLC for an undisclosed amount. American Crafts manufactures stationery products and is based in Orem, Utah. Imaginisce is based in Salt Lake City, Utah and produces paper, crafting, and sewing products. Durham Jones & Pinegar served as legal advisor to Imaginisce.        

7/23/2013 United Service & Sales, Inc. acquired Mower Specialists for an undisclosed amount. United Service & Sales distributes commercial lawn, landscaping, and outdoor power and snow removal equipment. Mower Specialists provides lawnmower spare parts and repair services.  United Service & Sales and Mower Specialists are based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

7/24/2013 Pluralsight LLC acquired PeepCode Screencasts for an undisclosed amount. Pluralsight provides developer training services and is based in Layton, Utah.                         

7/25/2013 MarketTools, Inc. acquired RawData, Inc. for an undisclosed amount. RawData designs and develops mobile media tracking solutions and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.    

M&A - Financial    

7/12/2013 Z Capital Management LLC acquired a minority stake in Neways, Inc. from S.A.C. Capital Advisors L.P. for an undisclosed amount. Springville, Utah-based Neways manufactures and distributes nutrition, and personal and household care products.      

7/22/2013 Vista Equity Partners acquired Digital Technology International, LLC from The Riverside Company and others for an undisclosed amount. Digital Technology is based in Springville, Utah and provides web, print, and mobile solutions to digital and print publishers.  

Private Placements    

7/26/2013 Lipocine Inc. (OTCBB:MBARD) announced that it will receive $38.1 million in funding from Visium Asset Management, LLC, Janus Capital Group, Inc. (NYSE:JNS), and others. Lipocine develops and commercializes pharmaceutical products and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Cooley Godward Kronish LLP is serving as legal advisor to Lipocine.          

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