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04.10.12 Utah Deal Intelligence - March 2012


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M&A - Strategic


3/1/2012 Albion Laboratories, Inc. acquired NutriStar® business from Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG). The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Albion Laboratories develops and manufactures bioavailable nutritional mineral products for animals, plants, and humans and is based in Clearfield, Utah.


3/12/2012 Corporation Service Company acquired Ingeo Systems, Inc. from a group of investors including EPIC Ventures and InnoVentures Capital Partners, LLC. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Ingeo Systems provides electronic document recording solutions for businesses and government agencies and is based in Logan, Utah.


3/23/2012 Verisk Analytics, Inc. (Nasdaq:VRSK) signed an agreement to acquire MediConnect Global, Inc. from a group of investors including Mercato Partners and vSpring Capital for $348.6 million. MediConnect provides online medical record retrieval, digitization, coding, extraction, analysis, and management solutions for insurance companies and law firms worldwide and is based in South Jordan, Utah. Morrison & Foerster, LLP served as legal advisor to MediConnect.


3/27/2012 TPC Training Systems, Inc. acquired the remaining stake in IntelliSchematic, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. IntelliSchematic provides motion control training software and is based in Alpine, Utah.


3/29/2012 Heartware International Inc. (ASX:HIN) entered into a merger agreement to acquire World Heart Corp. (NasdaqCM:WHRT) from a group of investors for $8.0 million. World Heart focuses on the development and commercialization of implantable ventricular assist devices primarily in the United States and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.


3/30/2012 Schiff Nutrition Group, Inc. acquired Airborne Health, Inc. from GF Capital for $150.0 million in cash. Schiff develops, manufactures, markets, and sells branded and private label vitamins and nutritional supplements in the United States and internationally and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Lindquist & Vennum, P.L.L.P. served as legal advisor to GF Capital.


M&A - Financial


3/27/2012 Signal Peak Ventures and vSpring Capital announced the merger of their partnerships. The combined partnership will operate under the Signal Peak Ventures name. Signal Peak and vSpring are venture capital firms based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Private Placements


3/13/2012 Broadcast International Inc. (OTCBB:BCST) announced a private placement of $6.1 million. Broadcast International engages in the installation, management, and support of private communication networks for large organizations in the United States and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Holland & Hart LLP is serving as legal advisor to Broadcast International.


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