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San Francisco, October, 2006
Successful Sale of "Business Unit and Intellectual Property"

Steven R. Gerbsman, Principal of Gerbsman Partners and James McHugh, a member of Gerbsman Partnersí Board of Intellectual Capital, announced today their success in maximizing stakeholder value for an optical line systems company that provided solutions for telecommunications carriers, cable system operators, and corporate enterprises. Gerbsman Partners facilitated the sale of the business and associated Intellectual Property and assets.

Due to market conditions, the venture capital-backed company made the strategic decision to maximize the value of the business and Intellectual Property and conduct an orderly wind down of remaining operations. Gerbsman Partners provided leadership to the company with:

  • Crisis Management and technology experience in developing the strategic action plans for maximizing value of the business and Intellectual Property and assets;
  • Proven domain technology expertise in maximizing the value of the business and Intellectual Property through a targeted M&A plan;
  • The ability to "Manage the Process" among potential Acquirers, Lawyers, Creditors Management and Advisors;
  • The proven ability to "Drive" toward successful closure for all parties at interest.

Gerbsman Partners focuses on maximizing enterprise value for stakeholders and shareholders in under-performing, under-capitalized and under-valued companies and their Intellectual Property. In the past 60 months, Gerbsman Partners has been involved in maximizing value for 25 Technology and Life Science companies and their Intellectual Property and has restructured/terminated over $ 675 million of real estate executory contracts and equipment lease/sub-debt obligations. Since inception, Gerbsman Partners has been involved in over $ 1.9 billion of financings, restructurings and M&A transactions.

Gerbsman Partners has offices and strategic alliances in North America, Europe and Israel.

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