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03.23.16 Utah Deal Intelligence - February 2016


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M&A - Strategic  

2/1/2016 Balchem Corp. (NasdaqGS:BCPC) acquired Albion Laboratories, Inc. for $111.5 million. Albion Laboratories develops and manufactures nutritional and mineral products for animals, plants, and humans and is based in Clearfield. Durham Jones & Pinegar served as legal advisor to Albion.    

2/2/2016 ZAGG Inc. (NasdaqGS:ZAGG) agreed to acquire mophie, inc. for $105.0 million. ZAGG designs, manufactures, and distributes product solutions for mobile devices and is based in Midvale. Durham Jones & Pinegar served as legal advisor to ZAGG.

2/3/2016 Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NasdaqGS:MMSI) acquired HeRO Graft Product Line from CryoLife Inc. (NYSE:CRY) for $18.5 million. Merit Medical Systems designs, manufactures, and markets medical devices for interventional and diagnostic procedures and is based in South Jordan. Parr Brown Gee & Loveless served as legal advisor to Merit Medical Systems.                 

2/5/2016 Compass Biotechnologies, Inc. (OTCPK:COBI) agreed to acquire efsAUDIO Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. efsAUDIO develops and manufactures rotary speakers and stereo and keyboard amplifiers for organs, pianos, and synthesizers and is based in Salt Lake City.    

2/5/2016 CoreBrace, LLC acquired Star Seismic, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. CoreBrace designs and fabricates buckling restrained braces for commercial projects and is based in West Jordan. Star Seismic designs, engineers, and manufactures buckling restrained braces for various construction projects to handle seismic and wind loads and is based in Park City.    

2/10/2016 Resource Label Group, LLC acquired LithoFlexo Grafics Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. LithoFlexo Grafics provides lithographic and flexographic printing services and is based in Salt Lake City. Dechert LLP served as legal advisor to Resource Label Group.    

2/20/2016 Modere, Inc. acquired assets of SAVI Health, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Modere manufactures and distributes nutritional, personal care, health and wellness, and household care products and is based in Springville. SAVI Health develops and manufactures science-based health products and is based in Salt Lake City.    

2/22/2016 Amer Sports Corp. (HLSE:AMEAS) agreed to acquire ENVE Composites, LLC for $50.0 million. ENVE Composites designs, engineers, and manufactures wheels and components for the bicycle industry and is based in Ogden.    

2/23/2016 Thycotic Software Ltd. acquired Arellia Corporation. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Arellia develops and sells Windows endpoint security solutions and is based in Lehi.  

2/24/2016 Vista Outdoor Inc. (NYSE:VSTO) agreed to acquire Bell Sports Corp. from BRG Sports, Inc. for $400.0 million. Vista Outdoor designs, manufactures, and markets outdoor sporting and recreation products and is based in Clearfield.  

M&A - Financial  

2/5/2016 Plan E Inc. acquired majority assets of Zepher Media LLC dba Backstreet-Surveillance. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Zepher will now operate as Backstreet Security Products. Plan E is an investment company which specializes in online technology e-commerce startups and is based in Salt Lake City.  

2/11/2016 The Vistria Group, LLC acquired Supplemental Health Care, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Supplemental Health Care provides healthcare staffing solutions in the U.S. and is based in Park City.  

Private Placements  

2/9/2016 Health Catalyst, LLC announced that it will receive $70.0 million in a round of funding from EPIC Ventures, Leavitt Partners, and others. Health Catalyst provides data warehousing, analytics, and outcomes improvement solutions to healthcare organizations in the U.S. and is based in Salt Lake City. EPIC Ventures is a private equity and venture capital firm based in Salt Lake City. Leavitt Partners is a healthcare consulting firm based in Salt Lake City.  

2/29/2016 NetVoyage Corporation announced that it will receive $5.0 million in a round of funding. NetVoyage dba NetDocuments Inc. provides cloud-based document and email management solutions and is based in Lehi.