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10.21.13 Utah Deal Intelligence - September 2013


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M&A - Strategic  

9/2/2013 Metro Recyclers, LLC acquired the assets of Mill Creek Metals, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Metro Recyclers operates scrap metal recycling and transloading facilities and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Durham Jones & Pinegar served as legal advisor to Metro Recyclers.        

9/3/2013 bioMérieux SA (ENXTPA:BIM) agreed to acquire BioFire Diagnostics, Inc. for $450.0 million. BioFire Diagnostics develops, manufactures and distributes molecular diagnostic systems to hospital-based clinical laboratories and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

9/4/2013 Strava, Inc. acquired Cycleface, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Cycleface offers internet and mobile applications for the purchase of cycling nutrition products and is based in North Salt Lake, Utah.                          

9/4/2013 VacationRoost Group Inc. acquired Vacation Rental Agent Worldwide LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. VacationRoost Group operates as an online provider of vacation rental homes and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

9/5/2013 We R, Inc. acquired Lifestyle Crafts, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Lifestyle Crafts provides dies, L Letterpress systems, adhesives, platforms, and evolution tools and is based in Orem, Utah. Dorsey & Whitney LLP served as legal advisor to We R.                         

9/8/2013 Youngevity Essential Life Sciences acquired GOFoods Global, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. GOFoods Global manufactures and markets shelf-life food products and is based in American Fork, Utah.        

9/12/2013 Spring Communications, Inc. acquired A-Link Wireless. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Spring Communications operates as a wireless solutions retailer and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.        

9/19/2013 Mindshare Technologies, Inc. acquired Empathica, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Mindshare Technologies provides software as a service based customer survey and enterprise feedback management solutions and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.        

9/20/2013 Easton Technical Products, Inc. acquired Delta Sports Products, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Easton Technical Products designs and manufactures carbon and aluminum tent pole systems for mountaineering and military applications in the United States and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.        

9/23/2013 Jazz Basketball Investors, Inc. acquired Just Sports. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Just Sports operates as a sports apparel and merchandise retailer in the United States and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Jazz Basketball Investors (dba Fanzz), operating as a subsidiary of Larry H. Miller Corporation, owns and operates the Utah Jazz and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

9/24/2013 Sandvik Tooling AB agreed to acquire Precorp, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Precorp designs and manufactures polycrystalline diamond and carbide tools for machining and is based in Spanish Fork, Utah.

9/25/2013 C7 Data Centers, Inc. acquired Integratechs, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Integratechs provides outsourced information technology services to businesses and organizations and is based in American Fork, Utah. C7 provides colocation, cloud, dedicated server, and disaster recovery solutions and is based in Lindon, Utah.                         

9/30/2013 Ancestry.com LLC acquired Find A Grave, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Find A Grave provides online final disposition information from around the world as a virtual cemetery experience and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ancestry.com operates as an online family history resource and is based in Provo, Utah.    

M&A - Financial    

9/5/2013 Bregal Investments Inc. acquired St. Andrews Acquisitions, Inc. from DW Healthcare Partners. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. DW Healthcare Partners is a private equity and venture capital firm that invests in the healthcare space and is based in Park City, Utah.    

9/20/2013 Prospect Capital Corporation (NasdaqGS:PSEC) and Prospect Capital Management LLC acquired MITY Enterprises, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. MITY Enterprises engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of multipurpose room furniture and is based in Orem, Utah.      

Private Placements     

9/5/2013 Ingram Medical, Inc. received $30.0 million in series B funding from Intermountain Healthcare, Inc., StepStone Group LP and Mercato Partners. Ingram Medical distributes and markets pharmaceutical, diabetic, and over-the-counter products and is based in Sandy, Utah. Intermountain Healthcare owns and operates a non-profit system of hospitals, multi-specialty clinics and physician offices and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mercato Partners is a private equity and venture capital firm based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

9/12/2013 Jive Communications, Inc. announced they will receive $21.6 million in equity from an undisclosed investor. Jive Communications provides enterprise-grade hosted VoIP and unified communications to businesses and institutions worldwide and is based in Orem, Utah.                         

9/24/2013 MokiMobility, Inc. received $6.2 million from Allegis Capital, Pelion Venture Partners, EPIC Ventures and Plus550, LLC. MokiMobility develops Web and mobility solutions for iPad and Android tablets and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Pelion Ventures, EPIC Ventures and Plus550 are all venture capital firms based in Salt Lake City, Utah.        

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