Columbia West Capital News - Southwest Deal Intelligence
07.09.14 Utah Deal Intelligence - June 2014


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    

6/2/2014 CUSTOMS Info Inc. was acquired by The Descartes Systems Group Inc. (TSX:DSG) for $42.2 million.  CUSTOMS Info is an Eden, Utah-based provider of trade data repository services that are delivered via web-based subscription, API web services, or as data to populate any global trade management or landed cost application.        

6/4/2014 Edgewood Partners Insurance Center, Inc. agreed to acquire James C. Jenkins Insurance Service Inc. from Leavitt Group Enterprises, Inc.  The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  Leavitt Group Enterprises provides insurance brokerage services in the United States and is based in Cedar City, Utah.        

6/9/2014 Google Inc. (NasdaqGS:GOOGL) agreed to acquire Skybox Imaging, Inc. for $500.0 million from a group of investors including Peterson Ventures, LLC.  Peterson Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in seed, early, growth, and later stage companies and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Fenwick & West, LLP is serving as legal advisor to Peterson Ventures.        

6/12/2014 Amirsys, Inc. was acquired by Elsevier B.V.  The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  Amirsys offers healthcare solutions in radiology and pathology for medical providers and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.        

6/13/2014 Advanced Window Products, Inc. was acquired by The Earthwise Group, LLC.  The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  Advanced Window Products is a Salt Lake City, Utah-based manufacturer and installer of windows, doors, vinyl sidings, and roofs.        

6/16/2014 SanDisk Corp. (NasdaqGS:SNDK) agreed to acquire Fusion-io, Inc. (NYSE:FIO) for $1.3 billion from a group of investors including Mercato Partners, L.P.  Fusion-io develops, markets, and sells storage memory platforms and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Mercato Partners is a growth capital investor specializing in expansion stage companies and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati is serving as legal advisor to Fusion-io.        

6/18/2014 Samsonite LLC agreed to acquire Gregory Mountain Products, Inc. for $85.0 million from Black Diamond, Inc. (NasdaqGS:BDE).  Gregory Mountain Products designs, manufactures, and markets backpacks for men and women and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Black Diamond is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of outdoor performance products for climbing, mountaineering, backpacking, skiing, mountain biking and other active outdoor recreation activities and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Kane Kessler, P.C. is serving as legal advisor to Black Diamond.        

6/18/2014 We R Memory Keepers, Inc. was acquired by American Crafts, Inc.  The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  We R Memory Keepers designs, manufactures, and sells paper and sticker products and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.  American Crafts manufactures stationery products and is based in Orem, Utah.        

6/19/2014 Gura Gear, LLC agreed to acquire Tamrac, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  Gura Gear manufactures and supplies backpacks for photographers, travelers, and business people and is based in Ogden, Utah.        

6/23/2014 Lead Media Partners, LLC was acquired by One on One Marketing, Inc. from Peterson Partners LP.  Lead Media Partners aligns lead buyers and sellers through its website and is based in South Jordan, Utah.  One on One Marketing operates as an interactive marketing company and is based in Lehi, Utah.  Peterson Partners is a middle market equity investor that specializes in growth companies and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.     

Private Placements  

6/2/2014 MC2 Consulting Services, Inc. announced that it has received a round of funding from Moelis Capital Partners LLC. MC2 Consulting Services provides timekeeping solutions to the payroll industry and is based in South Jordan, Utah.

6/11/2014 Recall Solutions, LLC dba Weave announced that it has received $5.0 million in a round of funding from a group of investors.  Recall Solutions provides dental telephone services and systems and is based in Pleasant Grove, Utah.

6/27/2014 Keen Labs, Inc. announced that it has received $11.3 million in a round of funding from Pelion Venture Partners and other investors.  Pelion Venture Partners is a Salt Lake City-based venture capital firm specializing in investments in seed, early venture, mid venture, and emerging companies.                         

6/30/2014 Amedica Corporation (NasdaqCM:AMDA) announced that it has received $22.5 so far in a round of funding from a group of investors.  Amedica is a commercial-stage biomaterial company that develops, manufactures, and sells a range of medical devices and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.         

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