Columbia West Capital News - Southwest Deal Intelligence
06.24.15 Utah Deal Intelligence - May 2015


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M&A - Strategic    

5/1/2015 American Covers, Inc. acquired Lexol Brands, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. American Covers, doing business as Handstands, manufactures and markets auto air care and technology accessory products for consumers in the U.S. and internationally and is based in Draper, Utah.        

5/4/2015 Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services acquired Deseret Healthcare Inc. from Deseret Health Group, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Deseret Health Group operates long term senior healthcare facilities, specializing in the management of skilled nursing and senior healthcare centers, and is based in Bountiful, Utah.        

5/5/2015 XIFIN, Inc. acquired VisualShare, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. VisualShare provides on-demand image sharing and collaboration software solutions for the clinical and life sciences industry and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.    

5/12/2015 General Dynamics Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions Inc. acquired Resolution1 Security, Inc. from AccessData Group, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. AccessData Group develops and provides incident resolution solutions and is based in Lindon, Utah.        

5/19/2015 eLearning Brothers, LLC acquired Get My Graphic from PepperLip, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. eLearning Brothers designs and develops templates and stock assets that enable users to create courses and is based in Saratoga Springs, Utah.        

5/19/2015 Nature's Way Products acquired Ascenta Health Ltd. from Avrio Capital Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Nature's Way manufactures and sells nutritional and natural products and is based in Lehi, Utah.        

5/20/2015 ConvergeOne, LLC acquired MSN Communications, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. MSN Communications, doing business as Mountain States Networking, operates as a network integration company and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.        

5/20/2015 Lifetime Products, Inc. acquired LightHeaded Beds, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Lifetime Products manufactures polyethylene folding tables, chairs, and residential basketball hoops and is based in Clearfield, Utah. LightHeaded Beds manufactures and sells beds for children and offers other furniture, including headboards, trundles/storage products, remote controls, power supplies, and bed frames. LightHeaded Beds is based in Park City, Utah.        

5/28/2015 Youngevity Essential Life Sciences acquired Mialisia & Co., LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Mialisia & Co. designs and sells jewelry and is based in Provo, Utah.        

5/28/2015 InsideSales.com, Inc. acquired Cloud9 Analytics, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. InsideSales.com provides a cloud-based sales acceleration platform and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.        

5/29/2015 Adduco Media, LLC acquired Spread Effect, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Adduco Media operates as a lead generation and Internet marketing agency in the U.S. and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.        

5/29/2015 Stryde, Inc. acquired Fit Marketing LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Stryde offers content creation, distribution, and promotion services and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Fit Marketing provides inbound marketing services and is based in Lehi, Utah.      

M&A - Financial    

5/19/2015 The Riverside Company and Maranon Capital, L.P. acquired Health & Safety Institute, Inc. from DW Healthcare Partners. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. DW Healthcare Partners is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in middle market, growth capital, acquisition transactions, buyouts, add-on acquisitions, middle stage, mature and late stage healthcare companies and is based in Park City, Utah. Jones Day served as legal advisor to The Riverside Company and Maranon Capital.

5/28/2015 Meridian Asset Management acquired SIA Rigas Piensaimnieks from Darby Overseas Investments, Ltd. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Meridian Asset Management is an investment advisor that manages the Meridian Capital C.I.S. Fund and Meridian Capital International Fund and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.      

Private Placements    

5/6/2015 Campus Book Rentals, Inc. announced that it will receive $7.5 million in a round of funding. Campus Book Rentals provides online and in-store textbook rental services in the U.S. and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.        

5/18/2015 Adler Hot Oil Services, Inc. received a debt round of funding from new investor CapX Partners. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Adler Hot Oil Services provides oilfield services including pressure testing, tubing and casing. Adler Hot Oil Services is based in Vernal, Utah.       

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