Columbia West Capital News - Southwest Deal Intelligence
12.15.09 Utah Deal Intelligence - November 2009


This report is prepared as a courtesy to the Utah business community by Columbia West Capital, LLC based on our research and information collected by our firm. This is the first edition of this report, and we anticipate monthly preparation and distribution. 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 assure 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

11/02/2009 ClearOne Communications Inc. (NasdaqCM: CLRO) acquired NetStreams LLC from Austin Ventures, Austin Ventures VIII, L.P. and other shareholders for $7 million in cash and debt assumptions. Salt Lake City-based ClearOne Communications is a provider of audio conferencing solutions. Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati served as legal advisor to NetStreams.



11/06/2009 Roper Industries Inc. (NYSE: ROP) signed a definitive agreement to acquire Verathon Inc. from DW Healthcare Partners and other shareholders. In a related transaction, Roper Industries agreed to acquire the assets of United Toll Services, LLC. Roper Industries paid a combined purchase price of $356 million for the acquisition of Verathon and United Toll Services. Salt Lake City-based DW Healthcare Partners is a healthcare focused private equity firm.



11/09/2009 Landauer Inc. (NYSE:LDR) acquired Global Physics Solutions, Inc. from DW Healthcare Partners and others for $22 million in cash. Salt Lake City-based DW Healthcare Partners is a healthcare focused private equity firm. Mintz, Levin, Cohen, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. served as legal advisor to Global Physics Solutions.



11/16/2009 Powdr Corporation entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire interests in Copper Mountain Resort from Intrawest ULC for an undisclosed amount. Powdr is based in Park City, Utah and operates, among other things, Park City Mountain Ski Resort. Copper Mountain Resort is located in Summit County, Colorado.



11/19/2009 The Buckner Company, Inc. entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Flying J Insurance Services Inc. from Flying J Inc. for an undisclosed amount. Ogden-based Flying J Insurance Services offers insurance to the trucking industry.




Private Placements

11/05/2009 AlloCure Inc. announced that it has raised $5.5 million in a round of funding. Salt Lake City-based AlloCure develops cell therapies for the treatment of various kidney diseases, organ transplants, and multi-organ injuries.



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