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12.17.13 Utah Deal Intelligence - November 2013


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M&A - Strategic    

11/4/2013 Enghouse Systems Limited (TSX:ESL) acquired Information Access Technology, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Information Access is a call center technology developer based in Salt Lake City, Utah.      

11/11/2013 Leavitt Group Enterprises, Inc. acquired Golf Insurance Services. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Leavitt Group offers insurance brokerage services and is based in Cedar City, Utah.      

11/13/2013 PRA International, Inc. acquired Lifetree Clinical Research, L.C. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Lifetree provides multi-therapeutic clinical research for biopharmaceutical and device companies and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.  

11/21/2013 GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME) acquired Spring Communications, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Spring Communications engages in the retail of wireless solutions and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.        

Private Placements    

11/7/2013 Chamtech Enterprises, Inc. dba Chamtech Operations Enterprise, Inc. announced that it will receive $5.5 million in a round of funding from an undisclosed investor. Chamtech develops custom antenna systems and is based in Sandy, Utah.        

11/9/2013 Lineagen, Inc. announced that it will receive $23.6 million in a round of funding from an undisclosed investor. Lineagen provides genetic evaluation services and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.        

11/11/2013 Bitcasa, Inc. announced that it has received $11.0 million in a round of funding from Pelion Venture Partners and Horizons Ventures Limited. Pelion Venture Partners is a venture capital firm based in Salt Lake City, Utah.        

11/13/2013 Geopower Energy LLC announced that it will receive $5.0 million from an investor affiliated with The CAPROCK. Geopower Energy develops portfolios of renewable projects and is based in Alpine, Utah.  Durham Jones & Pinegar served as legal advisor to the investor.    

11/15/2013 BrightTag, Inc. announced that it will receive $27.3 million in convertible debt financing from a group of investors, including EPIC Ventures. EPIC Ventures is a private equity and venture capital firm based in Salt Lake City, Utah. BrightTag is a customer data-driven marketing technology platform.        

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