Columbia West Capital News - Southwest Deal Intelligence
08.15.11 Utah Deal Intelligence - July 2011

 

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M&A - Strategic     

7/1/2011  Savage Industries, Inc. acquired Marsulex Petroleum Coke Services. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Savage Industries develops and provides materials management and transportations systems, facilities, and related services in the US and Canada and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.        

 


 

7/7/2011   BMC Software Inc. (NasdaqGS: BMC) acquired Aeroprise, Inc. from investment firms Band of Angels and vSpring Capital. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. vSpring Capital is a private equity and venture capital firm seeking investments in information technology and life science companies and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.        

 


 

7/12/2011   Sycamore Ventures, Inc. (OTCPK:SYVN) acquired Papa Bello Enterprises, Inc. (OTCPK:PAPA). The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Sycamore Ventures engages in the manufacture and supply of food based meals and snacks, and non-toxic personal care products in the US and is based in Park City, Utah.        

 


 

7/14/2011   Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc. (NasdaqGM:NXST) acquired GoLocal.biz LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. GoLocal.biz is an internet technology provider and marketing services company that offers online local business listings, advertising, and promotion solutions and is based in St. George, Utah.        

 


 

7/20/2011   Co-Founders of Platinum Chance Allred, Jared Hallows, Keith Dyer and Jacob Pruitt acquired Platinum Protection, LLC from Boathouse Capital. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Platinum Protection engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of home security systems in the US and is based in Provo, Utah.      

 


 

M&A - Financial  

7/21/2011   Moelis Capital Partners LLC acquired Unitah Engineering & Land Surveying, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Unitah Engineering & Land Surveying provides land surveying and civil engineering services for the oil and gas industries in the US and is based in Vernal, Utah.      

 


 

Private Placements  

7/1/2011   MoJiva, Inc. raised $25.0 million through the issuance of equity shares to six investors including Pelion Venture Partners. Pelion is a venture capital firm that seeks investments in technology and life science companies and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.         

 


 

7/8/2011   nanoMR Inc. expects to raise $17.9 million in an equity round of funding with investment firms including vSpring Capital, and as of July 19 has raised $13.0 million. vSpring Capital is a private equity and venture capital firm seeking investments in information technology and life science companies and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.        

 


 

7/12/2011   CloudFlare, Inc. has raised $20.0 million in its series B round of funding with investing firms including Pelion Venture Partners. Pelion is a venture capital firm that seeks investments in technology and life science companies and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.       

 


 

7/14/2011   DigiCert, Inc. has raised a round of equity funding from new investor Polaris Venture Partners, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. DigiCert, a security corporation, provides high-assurance SSL certificates to national and state governments, educational and medical institutions, and companies and is based in Lindon, Utah.      

 


 

7/28/2011   VeraLight, Inc. has raised $5.0 million in its series D round of funding with investors including vSpring Capital. vSpring is a private equity and venture capital firm seeking investments in information technology and life science companies and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.        

 


 

7/29/2011   Eyewitness Surveillance has raised a round of funding led by new investor, Peterson Partners LP. Peterson Partners is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in investments in growth, buyout, middle market, turnaround, and small to mid-sized companies and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.       

 


 

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