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September 10, 2012

Avante Mezzanine Partners Announces Investment in Aero-Metric

Los Angeles, California – Avante Mezzanine Partners announced today that it has provided subordinated debt to support the acquisition of Aero-Metric, Inc. by Arlington Capital Partners. Headquartered in Sheboygan, WI, Aero-Metric is the leading national provider of aerial-based geospatial services in the United States. The company has unique imaging domain knowledge which it combines with sophisticated aerial image equipment such as LiDAR and digital mapping cameras to create highly accurate terrain models and high resolution images of the Earth. Aero-Metric’s customers include a broad group of government entities and blue chip defense and commercial companies. Its data imaging services provide mission-critical information for use in a wide variety of end markets such as defense, land management, energy, environmental and transportation.

“We are excited about our investment in Aero-Metric,” said Jeri Harman, Founder and Partner of Avante. “The company is the leader in its industry with an excellent reputation. We also appreciate the opportunity to work with Arlington Capital Partners, a sponsor with an accomplished track record and significant industry experience. We think Aero-Metric has a very bright future and we are pleased to support management and Arlington as they execute their growth strategy.”

“This was our first transaction with Avante,” said Peter Manos, a Managing Partner at Arlington Capital Partners. “We were impressed with Avante’s responsiveness and flexibility throughout the process. Their ability to understand the business quickly and deliver on what they promised were important elements to a successful closing. We look forward to working with the Avante team on future transactions.”

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