Columbia West Capital News - Southwest Deal Intelligence
09.15.09 Utah Deal Intelligence - August 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

8/13/2009 Rextac LLC has acquired APAO and polypropyleneflexible polyolefin business units from Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN), the terms of the deal are undisclosed. Huntsman, based in Salt Lake City, operates as a global manufacturer of chemical products.



8/14/2009 Natural Blue Resources, Inc. (OTCBB: NTUR) has acquired Eco Wave, LLC from Kaleida Eco Ventures, Inc. for $17.9 million in stock. Salt Lake City-based Natural Blue Resources engages in construction and affordable drinking water projects.



8/28/2009 Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) signed an asset and equity purchase agreement to acquire Titanium Dioxide Facilities and Electrolytic Production Facilities from Tronox Inc. (OTCPK: TRXA.Q) in a stalking horse bid for approximately $420 million. Huntsman, based in Salt Lake City, operates as a global manufacturer of chemical products. Kirkland and Ellis served as legal advisor to Huntsman.



Private Placements

8/17/2009 Boart Longyear Limited (ASX: BLY) announced a private placement of 1.3 billion common shares at AUD 0.27 ($0.23 USD) per share for gross proceeds of AUD 350.2 million ($302.1 million USD). Boart Longyear Limited provides integrated drilling services and products through out the world and is Headquartered in South Jordan Utah.



8/18/2009 CrimeReports.com announced that it has raised $7.2 million in its series B round of funding. Salt Lake City-based CrimeReports.com publishes crime data for law enforcement agencies, as well as offers software tools and web-based services for agencies to understand crime trends and share current neighborhood crime data with the public.



8/20/2009 Coherex Medical, Inc. announced that it has raised $16.50 million in its series B round of funding. Salt Lake City-based Coherex Medical, Inc. develops medical devices for addressing the structural heart disease conditions.



8/28/2009 OGIO International, Inc. announced an equity offering of $5 million. OGIO, based in Bluffdale Utah, designs and manufactures sport and functional use bags.



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