Columbia West Capital News - Southwest Deal Intelligence
01.12.12 Utah Deal Intelligence - December 2011


This report is prepared as a courtesy to the Utah businesscommunity by Columbia West Capital, LLC based on our research and informationcollected by our firm. Despite our dedicated efforts, occasionally a deal mightbe missed or appropriate credit not given to legal or financial advisors.Please feel free to contact us if you have information on a transaction thatyou 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 addedto the regular distribution by contacting our office. Our contact informationis below.

M&A - Strategic


12/01/2011 DrivingSales, Inc. acquired Revenue Guru. Theterms of the transaction were not disclosed. DrivingSales operates a vendorratings platform for car dealers and is based in Sandy, Utah.


12/9/2011 Arthur J Gallagher & Co. acquired TranswesternGeneral Agency, Inc. .07 million shares of common stock were issued as partialconsideration. Transwestern operates as an independent general insurance agencyprimarily in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, andWyoming is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.


12/16/2011 Systech International, LLC entered into adefinitive agreement to acquire Environmental Systems Products, Inc. from SystemsProducts Holdings, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.SysTech provides vehicle inspection program management solutions, vehicleinformation database products, and emission and safety test systems and isbased in Murray, Utah.


12/22/2011 Autodesk, Inc. acquired certain technologyrelated assets from T-Splines Inc. The terms of the transaction were notdisclosed. T-Splines provides design software and service solutions tocustomers in architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, anddigital media and entertainment industries and is based in Provo, Utah.


12/30/2011 Huntsman Corporation acquired EMA KimyaSistemleri Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. The terms of the transaction were notdisclosed. Huntsman engages in the manufacture and sale of differentiatedorganic and inorganic chemical products worldwide and is based in Salt LakeCity, Utah.


Private Placements


12/2/2011 American Consulting Technology & Research,Inc. announced that it will receive $5.0 million in equity funding. AmericanConsulting is a research and development company which develops compositeprocesses, automated manufacturing, and technological development solutions andis based in Provo, Utah.


12/6/2011 Solid Carbon Products LLC announced it will raisegross proceeds of $10.0 million in equity funding. The company produces solidcarbon products by reducing carbon oxides and is based in Provo, Utah.


12/27/2011 HzO, Inc. announced that it has received $3.0million in funding from returning investor Zagg and new investor HorizonVentures. HzO manufactures industrial coatings and is based in Salt Lake City,Utah. Zagg designs, manufactures, and distributes protective coverings, audioaccessories, and power solutions for consumer electronics and hand-helddevices, and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.


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