Columbia West Capital News - Southwest Deal Intelligence
11.10.09 Utah Deal Intelligence - October 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

10/1/2009 The Ensign Group, Inc. (NasdaqGS:ENSG) acquired three health care service centers for $23 million. Among the centers purchased were West Jordan-based Rock Canyon Rehab & Care Center and Castle Country Care Center based in Price, Utah.



10/6/2009 Apx Alarm, Inc. signed a definitive agreement to acquire a monitoring center in St. Paul from Criticom Monitoring Services. Provo-based Apx provides security alarms to households in the United States.



10/13/2009 Natural Blue Resources, Inc. (OTCBB: NTUR) signed a letter of intent to acquire Print Responsibly.com, LLC. Natural Blue Resources, based in Salt Lake City, engages in construction of affordable drinking water projects in the Western United States.



10/14/2009 Nutraceutical International Corp. (NASDAQGS:NUTR) closed the acquisition of the LifeTime brand and associated assets from Baywood International Inc., (OTCBB: BAYW). Nutraceutical International, based in Park City, engages in the manufacture, marketing, distribution, and retail of branded nutritional supplements and other natural products. The acquisition adds the LifeTime product line to Nutraceutical International's portfolio of brands. Jones Waldo assisted Nutraceutical International in due diligence. Columbia West Capital served as exclusive financial advisor to Baywood.



9/30/2009 Yonder Media, Inc. signed a letter of intent to acquire BayHill Capital Corp. (OTCBB:BYHL) in a reverse merger transaction. South Jordan-based BayHill, operates as an online marketing and distribution platform company.





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