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12.21.15 Utah Deal Intelligence - November 2015


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M&A - Strategic  

11/2/2015 Tute Genomics, Inc. acquired Knome, Inc. from bioMérieux S.A. (ENXTPA:BIM) and IBCC Corp. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Tute Genomics develops a cloud-based application that delivers genomic insights to genetics research, clinicians, and medical practitioners. Tute Genomics is based in Provo.    

11/4/2015 WorkforceQA LLC acquired Employers Drug Program Management. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. WorkforceQA provides employee screening services to the drug-free workplace industry and is based in Salt Lake City.    

11/9/2015 Blue Coat Systems Inc. agreed to acquire Elastica, Inc. from Pelion Venture Partners and other investors for $280.0 million. Pelion Venture Partners is a venture capital firm based in Salt Lake City.    

11/9/2015 Parametrix, Inc. acquired InterPlan Co. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. InterPlan provides transportation planning and traffic engineering services in Utah and the Rocky Mountain area. InterPlan is based in Midvale.    

11/11/2015 Terminix International Company, L.P. acquired certain assets of Alterra Pest Control. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Alterra provides pest control solutions for residential and commercial customers in the United States. Alterra is based in Sandy.    

11/16/2015 WS Atkins plc (LSE:ATK) agreed to acquire the Projects, Products and Technology business from EnergySolutions, Inc. for $318.0 million. EnergySolutions' Projects, Products and Technology business comprises nuclear waste remediation projects, products, and technology solutions. EnergySolutions is based in Salt Lake City. Latham & Watkins LLP is serving as legal advisor to EnergySolutions.    

11/19/2015 Morningbell Wellness, LLC acquired Calroy Health Sciences, LLC from Vascular Health Sciences, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Vascular Health Sciences develops and distributes Arterosil, a dietary supplement that delivers the nutrition needed for a strong glycocalyx. Vascular Health Sciences is based in American Fork.    

11/19/2015 Rockwell Holdco, Inc. agreed to acquire Waste Control Specialists, LLC from Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI) for $367.0 million. Rockwell Holdco is the parent company of EnergySolutions, Inc. and is based in Salt Lake City. Latham & Watkins LLP is serving as legal advisor to Rockwell Holdco.    

11/20/2015 Biosense Webster, Inc. acquired Coherex Medical, Inc. from Signal Peak Ventures, University Venture Fund and others. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Coherex is based in Salt Lake City and designs, develops, and markets catheter-based technologies for the treatment of structural heart defects. Signal Peak Ventures is a private equity and venture capital firm based in Salt Lake City. University Venture Fund is the venture capital arm of The University of Utah and is based in Salt Lake City.    

11/20/2015 Chatbooks Inc. acquired Guesterly LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Chatbooks develops and provides Chatbooks mobile application for iPhone or Android and is based in Provo. Guesterly provides a who's who guide/guesterly for events and is based in Salt Lake City.    

11/30/2015 SolutionsIQ, Inc. acquired Davisbase Consulting, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Davisbase Consulting provides Agile consulting, coaching, and training services and is based in Springville.  

11/30/2015 Great Western Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:GWB) agreed to acquire HF Financial Corp. (NasdaqGM:HFFC) from Heartland Group, Inc., DFA Investment Dimensions Group Inc., M3F, Inc. and others for approximately $139.3 million in cash and stock. M3F is an employee-owned investment manager based in Salt Lake City.    

M&A - Financial  

11/16/2015 Huntsman Family Investments, LLC agreed to acquire American Pacific Corporation from H.I.G. Capital, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Huntsman Family Investments is a principal investment firm based in Salt Lake City.  

11/24/2015 Irving Place Capital and New Value Capital acquired Dynojet Research, Inc. from American Capital, Ltd. (NasdaqGS:ACAS) and others. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. New Value Capital is a private equity firm based in Park City.    

Private Placements  

11/3/2015 Steton Technology Group, Inc. announced that it has received $7.5 million in a series B round of funding from returning investor Access Holdings Management Company LLC. Steton provides performance management solutions and is based in Salt Lake City.    

11/11/2015 Ender Labs, LLC announced that it has received $6.5 million in its series A round of funding from Zetta Venture Partners and other investors. Ender Labs is based in Salt Lake City and operates a platform that manages room scheduling and displays upcoming events using an iPad interface. Zetta is a venture capital firm based in Salt Lake City.  

11/30/2015 Extra Space Storage LP announced that it has received $7.2 million in funding from three investors. Extra Space Storage manages, develops, sells, and rents self-storage facilities and is based in Salt Lake City.