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sPower Wins 105 MW Power Purchase Deal In California

Salt Lake City-based sPower, an independent renewable energy provider which owns and operates distributed electrical generation assets, reported today that it has signed a 105 megawatt, 20-year solar power purchase agreement (PPA) with a group in California. sPower said the deal is with MCE, a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program serving Marin County, Napa County and the cities of Benicia, El Cerrito, Lafayette, Richmond, San Pablo and Walnut Creek....Continue →


MedPlast Acquired By Waterstreet, JLL

Tempe, Arizona-based MedPlast, a provider of technical molding services for the medical device industry, has been acquired by Water Street Healthcare Partners and private equity investor JLL Partners. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed by the companies. MedPlast has more than 1,800 employees, with operations across 11 facilities across the United States, China, Mexico and the United Kingdom....Continue →


Freshlime Buys Dasheroo

Lehi, Utah-based FreshLime, the developer of cloud-based marketing software for local businesses, has acquired San Francisco-based Dasheroo, a developer of a cloud-based software product for creating dashboards for small and medium sized businesses. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.Continue →


Finicity Finds $42M

Salt Lake City-based Finicity, a provider of real-time financial data aggregation tools and software, said this morning that it has raised $42M in a new funding round. The funding was led by Experian, and also included existing investors. The funding also included a venture debt facility from Bridge Bank. The company said the funding will go to expand its engineering and support teams, as well as new solution development....Continue →


Avnet Expands Security, Enterprise Software Offerings In Mexico

Phoenix-based technology distributor Avnet said today that it is expanding the lineup of security and enterprise security offerings from the company, through a deal with Micro Focus. According to the two, Avnet's partners will have access to the Micro Focus portfolio. Financial details of the deal were not announced. Micro Focus offers up application delivery and testing services, endpoint device management, security management, and a number of other services....Continue →


Comcast To Supply High Speed Ethernet To SLCC Business Incubator

The Miller Business Resource Center (MBRC) Business Incubator at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is slated to get a high speed Ethernet connection, courtesy of Comcast Businesss, Comcast said this morning. According to the two, they will offer up Comcast's high-performance Ethernet network at no cost to clients of the business incubator. The MBRC incubator currently has 24 clients, according to the two....Continue →


Western Union Backs Mobile Payment Startup Walletron

Englewood, Colorado-based money transfer and payments firm Western Union announced today that it has made a strategic investment in Philadelphia-based Walletron, a developer of mobile wallet bill and payment software. Financial details of the strategic investment were not announced. Walletron's software links into existing mobile wallet software like Apple Wallet and Android Pay, helping billers present bills to their customers.Continue →


Waterford Insitute Buys Curriculet

Salt Lake City-based Waterford Insitute, a nonprofit focused on education technology research, said it has acquired Curriculet, a developer of self-guided, independent reading programs. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced by the companies. Waterford said Curriculet's reading program will become part of its own curriculum for students from grades 3 to 6.Continue →


Optiv Security Acquired By KKR

Denver-based cybersecurity services provider Optiv Security is in a deal to be acquired by private equity investor KKR, the two announced today. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. KKR is acquiring a majority stake in Optiv from its existing, private equity investors, led by Blackstone, and also including Investcorp and Sverica. The companies said Blackstone will retain a minority interest in Optiv along with management. Optiv was advised by Goldman, Sachs & Co....Continue →


GoDaddy Buys WP Curve

Scottsdale, Arizona-based GoDaddy said late Monday that it has acquired WP Curve, a provider of WordPress hosting services. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. WP Curve--which was self funded, and profitable--said it will help add managed WordPress services to GoDaddy's current WordPress offerings. WP Curve was based in San Francisco.Continue →


Venafi Simplifies Secure Key, Certificate Integration

Salt Lake City-based Venafi, the provider of security software for cryptographic keys and digital certificates, says it has simplified the integration of its platform with certificate-dependent, third party applications. According to the company, the latest release of its platform includes an "Adaptable Application Driver" to automate the provisioning of keys and certificates with third party vendors....Continue →


DigitalGlobe Shows Off First WorldView-4 High Resolution Image

Westminster, Colorado-based DigitalGlobe, which recently launched its WorldView-4 satellite into orbit, has released the first high resolution from the satellite--of the Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Shibuya, Tokyo. The site is expected to host competitions in the Summer 2020 Olympic Games. DigitalGlobe's new satellite was launched on November 11th. The comapny said the new satellite more than doubles its image collecting capacity.Continue →



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