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

12/2/2014 Mitchell International, Inc. signed an agreement to acquire assets of Cogent Works, LC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Cogent Works, through its subsidiaries, provides pharmacy network and benefit management services to the automobile casualty and workers' compensation markets and is based in North Salt Lake, Utah.

12/8/2014 Periscope Holdings, Inc. acquired RFP Depot, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. RFP Depot, dba Bidsync, provides software-as-a-service, electronic bid notification, and e-procurement solutions to public agencies and is based in American Fork, Utah.

12/10/2014 Academy Mortgage Corporation acquired Republic Mortgage Home Loans, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Academy Mortgage provides retail mortgage banking services and is based in Sandy, Utah. Republic Mortgage Home Loans operates as a mortgage company in the Western United States and is based in Murray, Utah.

12/11/2014 Oakridge Global Energy Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB:OGES) entered into a letter of intent to acquire a 50.04% stake in Leclanché  SA (SWX:LECN)for $47.2 million. Oakridge Global Energy Solutions provides energy storage solutions in the United Sates and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

12/13/2014 Veridicus Health LLC acquired Global Pharmaceutical Solutions. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Veridicus Health provides pharmacy solutions and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

12/17/2014 Purch acquired AnandTech, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Purch provides digital content and services and is based in Ogden, Utah. 

12/17/2014 Gallina LLP agreed to acquire The Leverich Group Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The Leverich Group provides certified public accountant and management consulting services to construction, healthcare, not-for-profit, real estate, transportation, and family owned businesses in the western United States and is based in Midvale, Utah. 

12/19/2014 Service King Paint & Body, LLC acquired Central Collision Center. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Central Collision operates collision repair facilities and is based in Draper, Utah.

12/24/2014 Mrs. Fields Confections acquired Maxfield Candy Company. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Maxfield Candy produces boxed chocolates and chocolate novelties in the United States and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

M&A - Financial  

12/19/2014 Blue Point Capital Partners acquired an unknown majority stake in Handi Quilter, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Handi Quilter designs and manufactures long-arm quilting machines and is based in North Salt Lake, Utah. Jones Day served as legal advisor to Handi Quilter.    

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