Columbia West Capital News - Southwest Deal Intelligence
10.22.12 Utah Deal Intelligence - September 2012


This report is prepared as a courtesy to the Utah business community by Columbia West Capital based on our research and information collected by our firm. 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  

9/4/2012 IdentiSys Inc. acquired Identification, Security and Presentation Divisions of Mountainland Business Systems. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Mountainland Business Systems supplies products for identification, mailing, shipping, binding, and paper handling needs and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.      

9/5/2012 LinkShare Corporation entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Media Forum Inc. Media Forum, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, operates as a dynamic display media company that creates personalized interactive ads.      

9/11/2012 Steal Network, LLC acquired STEALS.com. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Steal Network operates daily deal sites for online communities of women, and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. STEALS.com is an interactive marketing company, which provides brands and products through its deal-of-the-day websites, and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.       

9/14/2012 Graco Oilfield Services acquired the assets of F&F Tool Company. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Graco Oilfield Services provides fishing and rental tool services, and is based in Vernal, Utah.       

9/19/2012 Rain acquired Crossborders, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Rain, a digital agency, develops software in the areas of tablets, phones, social, desktops, TVs, and Web, and is based in American Fork, Utah.       

9/21/2012 Mocavo.com, Inc. acquired ReadyMicro, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. ReadyMicro designs and manufactures digitization hardware and is based in Provo, Utah.     

9/24/2012 Black Diamond, Inc. (NasdaqGS:BDE) signed a definitive agreement to acquire PIEPS GmbH from Seidel Consult GmbH for $16.1 million. Black Diamond engages in designing, manufacturing, and marketing outdoor performance products and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. BINDER GRÖSSWANG Rechtsanwälte GmbH and Kane Kessler, P.C. are serving as the legal advisors to Black Diamond. Harrer Schneider Rechtsanwälte GmbH is serving as the legal advisor to Seidel Consult.     

9/25/2012 Atlas Copco AB (OM:ATCO A) agreed to acquire NewTech Drilling Products, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. NewTech Drilling Products designs and manufactures drill bits and other drilling products for a wide variety of drilling applications and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.    

M&A - Financial  

9/19/2012 Blackstone Capital Partners signed a definitive agreement to acquire Vivint, Inc. from U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), Goldman Sachs, Peterson Partners LP, and Jupiter Partners for approximately $2.0 billion in cash. Vivint provides home automation solutions in North America and is based in Provo, Utah. Jones Day is serving as the legal advisor to Vivint. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is serving as the legal advisor to Blackstone Capital Partners.   

9/24/2012 Clearlake Capital Group, LLC acquired substantially all of the assets of Mformation Technologies, Inc. from a group of investors includingCross Creek Capital, L.P. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Cross Creek Capital is a venture capital firm specializing in fund of funds and direct investments and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.            

Private Placements  

9/5/2012 Central Logic, Inc. announced that it will raise $8.0 million in equity financing from three investors including Mercato Partners. Mercato Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in growth capital and late stage investments and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Central Logic provides transfer center and bed management solutions and is based in South Jordan, Utah.   

9/12/2012 Z-Medica Corporation announced that it has raised a round of funding with DW Healthcare Partners. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. DW Healthcare Partners is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in growth capital, acquisition transactions, buyouts, add-on acquisitions, middle stage, mature, and late stage healthcare companies, and is based in Park City, Utah.   

9/18/2012 BioFire Diagnostics, Inc. announced that it has received $25.0 million in a round of funding from new investor Athyrium Capital Management, LLC. BioFire Diagnostics is a clinical diagnostic company that develops, manufactures, distributes, and sells diagnostic respiratory panels to hospital-based clinical laboratories, and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.   

9/26/2012 C7 Data Centers, Inc. announced that it has raised $25.0 million in debt and equity funding from MCG Capital Corporation and existing investorSignal Peak Ventures. C7 Data Centers is a leading provider of advanced IT and data center outsourcing services specializing in colocation, cloud, dedicated server, and disaster recovery solutions to local, national, and international businesses, and is based in Lindon, Utah. Columbia West Capital served as the exclusive financial advisor to C7 Data Centers.      

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