Columbia West Capital News - Southwest Deal Intelligence
11.15.12 Utah Deal Intelligence - October 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  

10/3/2012 Ancestry.com Inc. (NasdaqGS:ACOM) acquired 1000memoriesfrom a group of investors. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Ancestry.com operates as an online family history resource for subscribers worldwide and is based in Provo, Utah.  

10/4/2012 Digital Technology International, LLC acquired IO Intelligence. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Digital Technology International provides web, print, and mobile solutions to digital and print publishers around the world and is based in Springville, Utah. Jones Day served as legal advisor to Digital Technology International.  

10/8/2012 CU Direct Corporation acquired assets of the Lifestyle Lending Solutions. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Lifestyle Lending Solutions provides lending solutions to lenders, as well as medical and retail providers and is based in South Jordan, Utah.  

10/9/2012 Spectorsoft Corporation acquired substantially all of the assets ofCorner Bowl Software Corporation. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Corner Bowl Software develops and sells software for system administrators to monitor and maintain their servers and workstations and is based in Park City, Utah.  

10/16/2012 Electronic Funds Source, LLC acquired substantially all the assets of T-Chek Systems, Inc. from CH Robinson Worldwide Inc. (NasdaqGS:CHRW) for approximately $302.5 million. Electronic Funds Source provides payment solutions to the transportation industry in North America and is based in Ogden, Utah. Harwell Howard Hyne Gabbert & Manner P.C. served as legal advisor to Electronic Funds Source. Faegre Baker Daniels LLP served as legal advisor to T-Chek Systems.  

10/22/2012 Leonard Green & Partners LP and Ares Management LLCagreed to acquire CHG Healthcare Services Inc. from J.W. Childs Associates LP. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. CHG Healthcare Services provides healthcare staffing services for hospitals and healthcare organizations in the United States and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.  

10/22/2012 England Logistics, Inc. acquired certain assets from Kampstra Transportation & Logistics, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. England Logistics operates as a third party logistics and freight brokerage company and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.  

10/22/2012 Permira Advisers Ltd. and Spectrum Equity Investors entered into an agreement to acquire Ancestry.com Inc. (NasdaqGS:ACOM) for $1.6 billion. Ancestry.com operates as an online family history resource for subscribers worldwide and is based in Provo, Utah. Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is serving as legal advisor to Ancestry.com. Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP are serving as legal advisors to Permira Advisers and Spectrum Equity Investors.  

10/30/2012 Bayer HealthCare, LLC signed a merger agreement to acquireSchiff Nutrition International Inc. (NYSE:SHF) from Weider Health and Fitness, TPG Capital, and others for $1.2 billion. Schiff Nutrition International develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes vitamins, nutritional supplements, and nutrition bars in the United States and internationally and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Latham & Watkins LLP is serving as legal advisor to Schiff Nutrition. Sullivan & Cromwell LLP is serving as legal advisor to Bayer HealthCare.  

10/31/2012 AFS Logistics, LLC agreed to acquire Logica LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Logica is a freight audit company and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.   

Private Placements  

10/11/2012 Aspen Avionics, Inc. announced that it has received $12.8 million in series D equity round of funding. The round included participation from investors Signal Peak Ventures and EPIC Ventures. Signal Peak Ventures and EPIC Ventures are private equity and venture capital firms specializing in early stage investments and are based in Salt Lake City, Utah.  

10/11/2012 Wise Company, Inc. announced that it has raised funding from new investor Trivest Partners, L.P. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Wise Company supplies freeze dried and dehydrated food products for the emergency preparedness and outdoor markets and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.     

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