Columbia West Capital News - Southwest Deal Intelligence
08.27.15 Utah Deal Intelligence - July 2015


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  

7/1/2015 SilverVue, Inc. acquired ProMD LLC from BoomStartup, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. SilverVue operates as a healthcare software company based in Sandy, Utah. ProMD develops mobile software for medical clinics and is based in Sandy, Utah. BoomStartup is an accelerator specializing in incubation investments and is based in Sandy, Utah.      

7/1/2015 Chartwell Staffing Services, Inc. acquired Eveready Staffing and Training Incorporated. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Eveready Staffing and Training provides staffing solutions for businesses and job seekers and is based in Ogden, Utah.    

7/6/2015 Ferrellgas Partners LP (NYSE:FGP) acquired Propane Advantage, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Propane Advantage sells, installs, and services above-ground tanks, underground tanks, and wireless tank monitoring systems and is based in Layton, Utah.      

7/8/2015 Eide Bailly LLP agreed to acquire Kyazma Business Consulting, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Kyazma Business Consulting provides technology and process consulting services to businesses and is based in Lehi, Utah.      

7/8/2015 Gartner Inc. (NYSE:IT) agreed to acquire CloudHarmony.com. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. CloudHarmony.com provides cloud benchmarking services for organizations and is based in Provo, Utah.      

7/9/2015 Pluralsight LLC acquired HackHands, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Pluralsight publishes online training courses for software developers, information technology specialists and creative artists and is based in Farmington, Utah.   

7/14/2015 Jive Communications, Inc. acquired FonAngle Communications, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Jive Communications provides enterprise-grade hosted VoIP and unified communications to businesses and institutions worldwide and is based in Orem, Utah.      

7/16/2015 Autoliv ASP, Inc. agreed to acquire M/A-COM Auto Solutions Inc. for $130.0 million. Autoliv ASP designs and manufactures automotive safety systems and is based in Ogden, Utah. Alston & Bird, LLP is serving as legal advisor to Autoliv ASP.

7/20/2015 SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE:SUNE) agreed to acquire Vivint Solar, Inc. (NYSE:VSLR) for $2.2 billion. Vivint Solar provides distributed solar energy to residential customers in the United States, and is based in Lehi, Utah. Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati is serving as legal advisor to Vivint Solar.                     

7/20/2015 Vista Outdoor Inc. (NYSE:VSTO) acquired Jimmy Styks, LLC for $40.0 million. Vista Outdoor, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets consumer products for the outdoor sports and recreation markets in the United States and internationally, and is based in Clearfield, Utah. Reed Smith LLP served as legal advisor to Vista Outdoor.      

7/20/2015 Phagelux, Inc. acquired OmniLytics, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. OmniLytics, a biotechnology company, engages in the research and development of bacteriophage solutions for pathogen control in agricultural, food and water, industrial, pharmaceutical, and defense markets, and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.      

7/22/2015 Workfront, Inc. acquired ProofHQ Limited. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Workfront provides cloud-based enterprise work management solutions that help marketing, IT, and other enterprise teams conquer the chaos of excessive email, redundant status meetings, and disconnected tools, and is based in Lehi, Utah.      

7/23/2015 Silhouette America, Inc. acquired Aspex Research & Technology Ltd. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Silhouette America manufactures electronic cutting machines for the arts and crafts industry and is based in Lehi, Utah.      

7/23/2015 Rode Microphones Aust. Pty acquired Aphex Systems, Ltd. from DW Collection LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. DW Collection develops and manufactures audio and entertainment products and technologies for recording and broadcast industry, artists, engineers, and studios and is based in Park City, Utah.      

7/27/2015 Vista Outdoor Inc. (NYSE:VSTO) agreed to acquire CamelBak Acquisition Corp. from Compass Diversified Holdings (NYSE:CODI) for $412.5 million. Vista Outdoor, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets consumer products for the outdoor sports and recreation markets in the United States and internationally, and is based in Clearfield, Utah. Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP is serving as legal advisor to Vista Outdoor.      

7/29/2015 Sherwood Hills Recovery Resort agreed to acquire Greenlight Recovery LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Sherwood Hills Recovery Resort provides addiction treatment services and is based in Wellsville, Utah. Greenlight Recovery provides drug and alcohol treatment rehabilitation services and is based in Provo, Utah.

7/29/2015 Eide Bailly LLP agreed to acquire James & Co. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. James & Co provides accounting services and is based in Ogden, Utah.    

M&A - Financial  

7/1/2015 TSG Consumer Partners acquired Backcountry.com, LLC from Liberty Interactive Corporation (NasdaqGS:QVCA). The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Backcountry.com retails outdoor gear and clothing solutions for men and women online and is based in Park City, Utah. Sherman & Howard L.L.C. served as legal advisor to Backcountry.com.    

Private Placements  

7/1/2015 Veridicus Health, LLC received $15.8 million in funding from investors Gauge Capital, LLC and Leavitt Equity Partners. Veridicus Health provides pharmacy solutions and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Leavitt Equity Partners provides advisory services to clients in healthcare and food safety sectors and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.      

7/7/2015 Doppler Labs, Inc. received $17.0 million in a round of funding led by new investor The Chernin Group. Doppler Labs develops and provides earplugs with reduced volume and is based in Provo, Utah.      

7/14/2015 Realty Mogul, Co. received $35.0 million from investors Canaan Partners and Sorenson Capital. Sorenson Capital is a private equity and venture capital firm based in Lehi, Utah.      

7/17/2015 Blyncsy, Inc. received a round of funding from Peterson Ventures, LLC. Blyncsy provides big data solutions and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Peterson Ventures is a venture capital firm based in Salt Lake City, Utah.      

7/29/2015 Integral Ad Science, Inc. received $27.0 million from a group of investors including Pelion Venture Partners and Cross Creek Advisors. Pelion Venture Partners and Cross Creek Advisors are venture capital firms based in Salt Lake City, Utah.      

7/21/2015 MX Technologies Inc. received an undisclosed amount of funding from investor Subtraction Capital. MX Technologies, a financial technology company, provides Helios cross-platform application that offers financial management and transactional banking features, and is based in Provo, Utah.     

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