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Avalon Capital Advises Minicom Advanced Systems on Sale to Tripp-Lite

March 27, 2012


Avalon Capital is pleased to announce the sale of its client Minicom Advanced Systems ("Minicom" or "the Company"), a privately owned business, to Tripp-Lite, a US based company. Avalon Capital acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Minicom for the transaction.

Minicom is a leader in providing IT management solutions for data centers, server rooms and rack environments. The Company provides innovative KVM technology enabling local, remote, in-band and out-of-band access and management to the server for secure, centralized, and seamless access to a mixed IT environment. Tripp-Lite is a leading manufacturer of products that power, connect and protect computers and other electronics. The acquisition will combine Minicom's technology and and produc tlines with Tripp-Lite's distribution capabilities creating a complete product offering for customers and establishing the merged company as a leading provider of solutions targeting data center applications.


Minicom looked to Avalon Capital's cross border transaction expertise to help them accomplish their specific goals in connection with a prospective sale of the company


About Minicom Advanced Systems Ltd.


Minicom Advanced Systems Ltd. provides access, extension, and management solutions for various organizations. The company focuses on developing KVM over CAT5 and KVM/IP switches and systemsfor the server management market. The company offers its products in the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Germany, North America and China. Minicom was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Jerusalem, Israelwith an additional office in Shanghai as well as regional offices in North America and Europe.


About Tripp-Lite


Tripp-Lite engages in disigning, manufacturing, marketing and distributing power protection and connectivity solutions. Its products include UPS systems, surge suppressors, cables and connectivity systems, inverters and inverter chargers, KVM switches, power strips, power distribution units (PDUs), rack systems, power management tools and software, UPS replacement batteries etc. The company's products are used in various applications including PCs, servers, VoIP/telecom equipment, networking equipment, electronics, and power laptops. The company sells its products through authorized dealers, distributors, and resellers in the United States. Tripp-Lite was founded in 1922 and is based in Chicago, Illinois with additional offices in the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania.


About Avalon Capital


Avalon Capital is a corporate finance advisory firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions, private capital advisory and public equity market services in both the US and UK for the technology industry. Avalon is highly regarded in particular technology niches including mobile communications, medical devices, cleantech, biopharma, enterprise software and information technology. The firm was founded in 2004 with offices in Tel Aviv and London. Avalon Capital applies partner level experience to the successful execution of advisory and financing transactions for emerging tech companies.

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