Columbia West Capital News - Southwest Deal Intelligence
01.15.14 Utah Deal Intelligence - December 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  

12/2/2013 VISTA Staffing Solutions, Inc. acquired Whitaker Medical, Ltd. for $22.5 million. VISTA Staffing Solutions provides temporary physician staffing and permanent physician search services and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.      

12/5/2013 Backcountry.com, Inc. acquired Bergfreunde GmbH. The terms of transaction were not disclosed. Backcountry.com operates as an online retailer of high-end outdoor gears and is based in West Valley City, Utah.      

12/6/2013 Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc. acquired The Executive Group, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Primary Residential Mortgage provides residential mortgage lending services in the United States and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

12/12/2013 Nutroganics, Inc. acquired NuStar Nutritional Manufacturing, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. NuStar Nutritional Manufacturing provides nutritional supplement contract manufacturing services and is based in Orem, Utah.                     

12/13/2013 Bryant Motors, Inc. acquired Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM Sandy from Larry H. Miller Corporation. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM Sandy is a car dealership and is based in Sandy, Utah. Larry H. Miller Corporation operates a network of automobile dealerships in Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico and is based in Sandy, Utah.      

12/18/2013 Elements Behavioral Health, Inc. acquired Journey Healing Centers. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Journey Healing Centers provides treatments for drug and alcohol addictions and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.      

12/23/2013 HireVue, Inc. acquired CollaboRATE, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. HireVue provides an on-demand digital interviewing platform and is based in Draper, Utah.      

12/23/2013 Dematic acquired Upturn Solutions, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Upturn Solutions provides computerized maintenance management systems and has offices in Layton, Utah. Durham Jones & Pinegar served as legal advisor to Upturn Solutions.      

12/31/2013 LikeBright, Inc. acquired matchmate, inc. from BoomStartup. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. BoomStartup is an incubation firm and is based in Sandy, Utah.       

Private Placements    

12/4/2013 i.TV, LLC received an undisclosed amount of funding from DIRECTV. i.TV develops an online television  guide application platform for iOS and Android mobiles and is based in Provo, Utah.      

12/4/2013 Allegiance Software, Inc. received $15.6 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. Allegiance Software provides cloud-based voice of customer and enterprise feedback management solutions and is based in South Jordan, Utah.        

12/19/2013 Linear Signal, LLC received $5.0 million in a round of funding. Linear Signal is a fabless semiconductor company and is based in Orem, Utah.        

12/20/2013 Integral Ad Science, Inc. received $30.0 million in a round of funding from a group of investors, including Pelion Venture Partners. Pelion Venture Partners is a venture capital firm and is based in Salt lake City, Utah.    

12/23/2013 Exo Level, LLC received $69.0 million in funding from Lexinta Group. Exo Level manufactures and supplies set top boxes for entertainment media streaming and is based in Park City, Utah.      

For submissions, please contact Jordan Nelson at jnelson@columbiawestcap.com.