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Corporate Report: July 26

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Tribridge buys Tampa's Intelladon for workforce management expertise
Tampa business and cloud technology services firm Tribridge is buying Intelladon, a Tampa-based talent management company. The purchase is expected to give Tribridge a foothold into the human resources management market and increase the firm's cloud offerings.

“The demand for technologies and systems that help companies better manage, train and empower the workforce is rapidly increasing, and Intelladon's deep expertise and leadership in the talent management industry will enable us to offer our nearly 4,000 customers the best solutions on the market,” Tony DiBenedetto, Tribridge chairman and CEO, says in a press release.

Intelladon will become a Tribridge company, and Marc Blumenthal, Intelladon's CEO, will serve as president. Intelladon's nearly 100 employees will remain with the company, and its office headquarters will remain open.

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Spidersat signs deal to provide 17-site Africa network
Spidersat Communications Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of St. Petersburg-based ITC Global, has entered into a long-term agreement with BIA Overseas S.A., a distributor of equipment for mines and quarrying construction, recycling, handling and power generation markets. As part of the contract, Spidersat will provide and support a network to BIA's Outils de Gestion et Societes Africaines mining project connecting 17 sites in 13 countries throughout Africa.

Jacksonville business litigator named Fowler White general counsel
Tampa-based law firm Fowler White Boggs has named Thomas Dearing as the firm's general counsel. Dearing, who is the managing shareholder of Fowler White's Jacksonville office, has also served on the firm's board of directors.

Dearing focuses his law practice on commercial and business litigation and has served as the firm's lateral hiring shareholder and chaired the firm's banking and financial services industry team.

Fowler White Boggs has more than 100 attorneys in five offices including Tampa, Fort Myers, Tallahassee, Jacksonville and Fort Lauderdale.

Jabil completes Nypro purchase, for health care, packaging gains
Jabil Circuit Inc. has completed its acquisition of Nypro Inc., a provider of manufactured plastic products for the health care, packaging and consumer electronics industries, for $665 million.

The purchase was expected to help Jabil Circuit's position in the health care and packaging industries. The consumer electronics portion of Nypro's business will be integrated into Jabil's materials technology services.

Roughly 10,000 Nypro employees will become Jabil employees. The Nypro trade name will be retained and used to jointly market services to customers in the health care and packaging markets.

Chico's FAS board announces 5.5-cent dividend
The board of directors of Fort Myers-based Chico's FAS Inc. has declared a quarterly cash dividend of 5.5 cents per share of its common stock, a 4.8% increase over the dividend rate from September 2012.

The dividend is payable on Sept. 30 to Chico's shareholders of record at the close of business on Sept. 16.

Valpak app using blue envelope for augmented reality promotion
Largo's Valpak Direct Marketing Systems Inc. will introduce a special augmented reality feature using The Blue Envelope during August and September.

Consumers can activate the feature after scanning the envelope with the Valpak mobile app on their smartphone. Consumers can then hold their phone to the horizon and view nearby businesses offering a Valpak coupon.

The app launches the smartphone's camera and GPS to overlay a set of 3D icons in real-time, showing the available Valpak coupons in the vicinity as the user scans the surroundings, with a radius varying from 5 feet to 25 miles away.

“[Augmented reality] offers the consumer a new and fun way to find local coupons in their area,” Michael Vivio, president of Cox Target Media, says in a press release.

Once the two-month print/envelope promotion period is over, the augmented reality feature will be available on the Valpak mobile and tablet apps.

WillowTree Apps developed both the original Valpak app and the augmented reality feature.

NewSat Communications finalizes sale to ITC Global
St. Petersburg-based ITC Global Inc. has completed its purchase of NewSat Communications SA, a private Swiss-based satellite communications provider to the European, Middle Eastern and African energy markets.

The combined company has been working together since the announcement of the transaction in March.

“With ITC Global's historical focus on the Gulf of Mexico, Africa and the Australian markets and NewSat's focus on Europe, Africa the Middle East and Asia, this business combination gives our clients a truly global network to rely upon, including coverage, service and local presence,” Joseph Spytek, co-founder and CEO of ITC Global, says in a press release.

Two attorneys form Bricklemyer Law Group
Attorneys Keith and Clayton Bricklemyer have created the Bricklemyer Law Group PL in Tampa. The Bricklemyers will continue to concentrate their practice on real estate, land-use, zoning, land-planning and development and environmental law.


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