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09.18.13 Utah Deal Intelligence - August 2013


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M&A - Strategic  

8/6/2013 Pluralsight LLC acquired TrainSignal, Inc. for $23.6 million. Pluralsight provides developer training services as a classroom training company and is based in Layton, Utah.        

8/6/2013 Swift Transportation Company (NYSE:SWFT) acquired Central Refrigerated Service, Inc. for $225.0 million. Central Refrigerated Service is a full-service truckload carrier, providing temperature controlled transportation services in North America and is based in West Valley City, Utah. Parr Brown Gee & Loveless served as legal advisor to Central Refrigerated Service. Snell & Wilmer served as legal advisor to Swift Transportation.         

8/6/2013 BC Technical, Inc. acquired C&G Technologies, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. BC Technical is a molecular imaging solutions provider and is based in West Jordan, Utah.        

8/8/2013 Gardiner Smith Laboratories, LLC acquired Animal Reference Pathology, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Gardiner Smith offers laboratory services including pathology services and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Animal Reference Pathology provides pathology services to the veterinary community and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.        

8/12/2013 Total Aviation Solutions Holdings Pty. Ltd. acquired all the assets and intellectual property of digEcor, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. digEcor provides leisure, entertainment and information solutions and is based in Springville, Utah. Durham Jones and Pinegar, P.C. served as legal advisor to digEcor.        

8/13/2013 Pacific Western Technologies, Ltd. acquired EarthFax Engineering Group, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. EarthFax Engineering is an engineering consulting company and is based in Midvale, Utah.        

8/14/2013 CVSL Inc. (OTCPK:CVSL) announced its acquisition of Agel Enterprises, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Agel Enterprises develops and distributes nutritional supplements and is based in Lehi, Utah.      

8/19/2013 Incipio Technologies, Inc. acquired Braven LC. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Braven designs, manufactures, and sells portable Bluetooth speakers for mobile consumers and is based in Provo, Utah.        

8/19/2013 BHS Specialty Chemicals acquired Steam Engineering, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. BHS manufactures and distributes chemicals in the United States and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.        

8/19/2013 Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. announced its acquisition of Phoenix Wine & Spirits, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Phoenix Wine & Spirits imports and sells alcoholic beverages and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

8/22/2013 Rogue Wave Software, Inc. acquired OpenLogic, Inc. from a group of investors, including Pelion Venture Partners and BYU Cougar Capital. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Pelion operates as a venture capital firm and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. BYU Cougar Capital is the private equity and venture capital arm of Marriott School of Management and is based in Provo, Utah.                         

8/23/2013 Herbert L. Jamison & Co., LLC acquired AxisPointe, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. AxisPointe provides facilities capital planning and asset lifecycle management solutions for managing facilities and is based in Lehi, Utah.        

8/26/2013 VIA International, Inc. acquired S3 Aurant Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. S3 Aurant provides digital home automation and audio video solutions and is based in Park City, Utah.        

8/28/2013 DecisionHealth LLC acquired Contexo Media, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Contexo Media provides coding and billing, reimbursement and compliance solutions for the health care industry and is based in Sandy, Utah.       

Private Placements    

8/6/2013 Lendio, Inc. announced they will receive $5.0 million from Tribeca Venture Partners, Highway 12 Ventures, and Runa Capital. Lendio operates an online platform that matches and connects small business owners with banks, credit unions and other lending institutions and is based in South Jordan, Utah.      

8/13/2013 MultiLing Corporation received $10.3 million in equity financing from Frontier Capital LLC. MultiLing provides Web globalization and translation services and is based in Provo, Utah.      

8/21/2013 BodyGuardz, L.L.C. received an undisclosed amount from Peery Partners. BodyGuardz provides mobile device protection products worldwide and is based in Bluffdale, Utah.        

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