Columbia West Capital News - Southwest Deal Intelligence
08.20.12 Utah Deal Intelligence - July 2012

 

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M&A - Strategic    

7/2/2012 Alexander's Print Advantage Company acquired Codella Marketing. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Alexander's Print Advantage Company provides marketing communication and printing services and is based in Lindon, Utah.      

7/3/2012 Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) acquired the remaining 55% stake in Huntsman-NMG, ZAO. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Huntsman Corporation engages in the manufacture and sale of differentiated organic and inorganic chemical products worldwide and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.      

7/9/2012 Seven Peaks Water Park Management, LLC acquired Splash Down Dunes. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Seven Peaks operates water parks and is based in Provo, Utah.      

7/17/2012 Innophos, Inc. acquired AMT Labs, Inc. from Sen-Maw Fang and other investors for $20.0 million. AMT Labs manufactures custom products for nutraceuticals and is based in North Salt Lake, Utah. Saul Ewing LLP served as legal advisor to Innophos.      

7/18/2012 BB Liquidating Inc. (OTCPK:BLIA.Q) acquired the assets of Alpha Bay Corporation from Signal Peak Ventures and other shareholders. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Alpha Bay Corporation provides retail systems software and services for retailers and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.       

Private Placements    

7/2/2012 Needle, Inc. announced that it has received $7.9 million in its series B round of funding co-led by existing investors Rembrandt Venture Partners and Shasta Ventures. Needle offers guided shopping platform and social commerce chat service and is based in Bluffdale, Utah.        

7/9/2012 The American Academy, LLC announced an equity round of funding for gross proceeds of $6.0 million. The American Academy provides online and alternative educational services to high schools in the US and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.        

7/17/2012 Tolero Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that it expects to receive $13.9 million in funding. Tolero Pharmaceuticals discovers and develops novel therapeutics to treat and cure cancer and other life-threatening diseases and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.        

7/25/2012 Ticketfly, Inc. announced that it has received $22.0 million in its series C round of funding from a group of investors including Cross Creek Capital. Cross Creek Capital is a venture capital firm specializing in fund of funds and direct investments and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.       

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