Sunrise Telecom considers possible transactions

MARCH 11, 2009 -- Sunrise Telecom reports that it is considering potential transactions such as a sale to a strategic buyer or a private equity fund or a merger with a similarly sized company.

MARCH 11, 2009 -- Communications test and measurement technology supplier Sunrise Telecom Inc. (search Lightwave for Sunrise Telecom) reports that it is "exploring its strategic alternatives in order to enhance shareholder value." The options under consideration may include a sale to a strategic buyer or a private equity fund or a merger with a similarly sized company. Cabrillo Advisors LLC has been retained as financial advisor.

"Although the company has made substantial progress in its restructuring efforts and expects to demonstrate significant improvement in 2009," says Lyron Bentovim, director and chair of the board's Strategy Committee, "management and the board believe that the interests of shareholders are best served by considering strategic alternatives."

CEO Paul Marshall says, "We continue our passion for delivering industry-best solutions for communication service providers' installation and maintenance needs, and we believe that we may be able to structure Sunrise Telecom in a more efficient way, benefiting our shareholders, customers, and employees."

Sunrise Telecom intends to complete its review of potential alternatives as quickly as possible. However, the company notes, there are no assurances that any particular alternative will be pursued or that any transaction will occur, or on what terms. The company does not plan to release additional information about the status of its review until a definitive agreement is entered into or the process is otherwise completed or terminated.

Cabrillo Advisors is an investment banking firm that provides merger, acquisition, and capital raising expertise to public and private companies in the middle-market. Cabrillo served as sole advisor to the company in its divestiture of its Protocol Products Group in November 2008.


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