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02.16.17 Utah Deal Intelligence - January 2017


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M&A - Strategic  

1/3/2017 Aviacode Incorporated acquired the assets of Revant Solutions Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Aviacode provides cloud-delivered medical coding software for healthcare providers and is based in Salt Lake City.    

1/5/2017 Towne Park, LLC acquired Valet Parking Services. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Valet Parking Services is a valet parking company based in Salt Lake City.

1/5/2017 Great Western Leasing & Sales, Inc. acquired Quality Trailer Sales, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Great Western Leasing & Sales operates as a flatbed trailer and construction trailer dealer and is based in North Salt Lake.

1/10/2017 Foundation, LLC, a subsidiary of Coty US LLC, agreed to acquire Younique, LLC for $600.0 million. Younique develops and markets cosmetic products and is based in Lehi. Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal advisor to Younique.

1/11/2017 Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) acquired OGIO International, Inc. for $75.5 million. OGIO designs and manufactures bags, backpacks, and travel luggage and is based in Bluffdale. Snell & Wilmer served as legal advisor to OGIO.

1/13/2017 ZYTO Corp (OTCPK:ZYTO) acquired Kailo Energy. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. ZYTO engages in the manufacture and distribution of bio-communication devices and software that facilitates communication between computers and the human body and is based in Lindon. Kailo Energy manufactures residential solar batteries and energy management solutions and is based in Pleasant Grove.

1/17/2017 Unishippers Global Logistics, LLC agreed to acquire Worldwide Express Operations, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Unishippers provides shipping services for small and medium-sized businesses and is based in Salt Lake City.

1/17/2017 DataBank Holdings, Ltd. acquired C7 Data Centers Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. C7 provides data center, cloud, and IT solutions and is based in Bluffdale.

1/18/2017 Modere, Inc. agreed to acquire Jusuru International, Inc. 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.

1/19/2017 StorageCraft Technology Corporation acquired Exablox Corp. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. StorageCraft is a software company that develops and provides disk-based backup, disaster recovery, system migration, data protection, and security solutions for servers, desktops, and laptops and is based in Draper.

1/19/2017 Op2 Labs acquired Provide Nutrition LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. As a result of the transaction, Provide Nutrition has been rebranded as Transcend Sciences and will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Op2. Transcend Sciences manufactures medical nutrition products and is based in Kaysville.

1/20/2017 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. acquired Megadyne Medical Products, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Megadyne Medical Products develops, manufactures, and supplies electrosurgical devices and accessories and is based in Draper.

1/23/2017 Architectural Computer Services, Inc. acquired InterSpec, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Architectural Computer Services, doing business as ARCOM, develops and offers architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) software that integrates building specification content and is based in Salt Lake City.

1/23/2017 Lumension Security, Inc. acquired LANDESK Software, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. LANDESK provides information technology (IT) management software solutions and is based in South Jordan. Paul Hastings LLP served as the legal advisor to Lumension.

1/24/2017 MITY Enterprises, Inc. acquired 902616 Ontario Limited. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. MITY designs, manufactures, and markets multipurpose room furniture, mobile and supportive healthcare seating, and fence products and is based in Orem.

1/25/2017 MEDNAX, Inc. (NYSE:MD) acquired Western Newborn Specialists, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Western Newborn Specialists provides neonatal, delivery, newborn nursery, pediatric and consultative services and is based in Salt Lake City.

1/25/2017 Metro Group, Inc. acquired the assets of North American Recycling Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Metro Group offers scrap metal recycling and transloading services and is based in Salt Lake City.

1/26/2017 Friendemic, Inc. acquired GoFanbase, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Friendemic provides social media strategy, social engagement, online reputation engagement, and social analytic services for businesses and is based in Salt Lake City.

1/31/2017 Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG) acquired The Presidio Group, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The Presidio Group provides risk management and insurance advisory services and is based in Salt Lake City.

M&A - Financial

1/27/2017 JW Capital acquired Eco Flower LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Eco Flower manufactures and sells floral bouquets and home decor items from recycled and sustainable materials and is based in Ogden. JW Capital is a private equity and venture capital firm based in South Jordan.

Private Placements

1/6/2017 InsideSales.com, Inc. announced that it will receive $50.0 million in a round of funding from EPIC Ventures, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and other investors. InsideSales.com provides a cloud-based sales acceleration platform and is based in Provo. EPIC Ventures is a private equity and venture capital firm based in Salt Lake City.

1/9/2017 Sera Prognostics, Inc. announced that it will receive $40.0 million in a Series C round of funding led by new investor Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH). As of January 23, 2017, the company announced that it has received $22.7 million in its first tranche from five investors. Sera Prognostics is a biotechnology company that develops diagnostic tests for the early prediction of a woman's individualized risk of premature birth and is based in Salt Lake City.

1/10/2017 CircusTrix Holdings, LLC announced that it has received funding from new investor Palladium Equity Partners. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. CircusTrix owns and operates indoor recreation parks and is based in Provo. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP served as legal advisor to CircusTrix.

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