Columbia West Capital News - Southwest Deal Intelligence
11.19.13 Utah Deal Intelligence - October 2013


This report is prepared as a courtesy to the Utah business community by Columbia West Capital based on our research and information collected by our firm. Despite our dedicated efforts, occasionally a deal might be missed or appropriate credit not given to legal or financial advisors. Please feel free to contact us if you have information on a transaction that you want to ensure is included and credit attributed to appropriate advisors. Also, feel free to forward to others who may have interest; they can be added to the regular distribution by contacting our office. Our contact information is below.      

M&A - Strategic  

10/1/2013 Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. acquired Parvus Corporation for $38.0 million. Parvus operates as a strategic systems engineering and development partner and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.        

10/1/2013 Untangle, Inc. acquired Cymphonix Corporation. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Cymphonix provides Internet management solutions and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.        

10/1/2013 Sandvik Coromant, Inc. acquired Precorp, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Precorp designs and manufactures polycrystalline diamond and carbide tools and is based in Spanish Fork, Utah.        

10/7/2013 Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NasdaqGS:MMSI) acquired Pressure-Assisted Hemostatic Devices from Datascope Corp. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Merit Medical designs and manufactures medical devices and is based in South Jordan, Utah.        

10/10/2013 ALPHAEON Corporation acquired Fusion Global, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Fusion Global, dba TouchMD, provides an audiovisual consultation solution for medical practices and is based in Cedar City, Utah.      

10/10/2013 Datamark, Inc. acquired Altius Education, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Datamark provides data-driven enrollment marketing solutions and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.        

10/16/2013 Corcoran Consulting & Coaching Inc. acquired Pinnacle Quest, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Pinnacle Quest provides speaking, coaching, and consulting services to real estate professionals and is based in Sandy, Utah.        

10/22/2013 Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc. acquired Powder Processors, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Powder Processors manufactures nutritional ingredient powders such as tablet and capsule ready blends and is based in Ogden, Utah.

10/22/2013 CVSL Inc. (OTCPK:CVSL) acquired Agel Enterprises, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Agel develops, produces and distributes nutritional supplements and cosmetics and is based in Lehi, Utah.        

10/31/2013 Pluralsight LLC acquired Massive Studios Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Pluralsight is a classroom training company providing developer training services and is based in Layton, Utah.     

M&A - Financial    

10/28/2013 A group of private investors acquired Coldwell Banker Commercial Intermountain from NRT. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Coldwell Banker Commercial Intermountain provides real estate brokerage services and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Durham Jones & Pinegar served as legal advisor to the group of private investors.       

Private Placements    

10/1/2013 HireVue, Inc. received $25.0 million from a group of investors including Peterson Ventures, LLC and Kickstart Seed Fund. HireVue provides an on-demand digital interviewing platform and is based in Draper, Utah. Peterson Ventures and Kickstart Seed are venture capital firms and are based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

10/1/2013 Mindshare Technologies, Inc. received $19.0 million from Peterson Partners LP and Sorenson Capital. Mindshare provides software as a service based customer survey and enterprise feedback management solutions and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Peterson Partners and Sorenson Capital are private equity firms and are based in Salt Lake City, Utah.        

10/16/2013 Adler Hot Oil Services, Inc. received an undisclosed amount from a group of investors. Adler provides oilfield services and is based in Vernal, Utah.

10/30/2013 Vigzul Instalação e Monitoramento de Sistemas de Alarmes S.A. received $45.7 million from Peterson Partners LP. Peterson Partners is a private equity firm and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.       

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