SOURCE: Vertical Acceleration, Inc.

November 28, 2006 18:25 ET

Vertical Acceleration (The Technology 'Accelerator') Completes Strategic Acquisition as It Looks to the Future

MicroGroup PCB Proves It Has What It Takes to Defy Gravity! Established Network, Scalable Revenue Growth, Offshore Production in a $40 Billion Industry

SAN CLEMENTE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 28, 2006 -- Vertical Acceleration, Inc. (VA), a business 'Accelerator' for the technology and related industries, has announced its first acquisition, completed October 1st 2006; VA acquired MicroGroup PCB (, a printed circuit board company whose founders have domain expertise in overseas manufacturing, fulfillment, sales and domestic distribution.

MicroGroup PCB has experienced organic revenue growth for the past four years, as much as 35%. MicroGroup PCB is known as "The Domestic Source for Offshore Printed Circuit Boards" by its Fortune 500 clients: Benchmark, Eaton, Sigmatron, Shell Oil, Texaco and Crydom. Most recently, MicroGroup PCB became an "approved vendor" for Intel™.

The company, founded by Todd Breton (CEO), Todd Stewart (President) and Greg Lange (EVP of Sales), bridges the gap between offshore, Pacific Rim manufacturing and North American markets. "In part, MicroGroup PCB was selected by because it fit the VA model; they have a track record for success and a highly scalable business, in a $40 billion worldwide PCB industry. Just as important, the management team can grow with VA and fit well into future plans," states Dan Cwieka, CEO of Vertical Acceleration.

Over the last year, MicroGroup PCB spent time planning and invested money developing tools needed to accelerate their business for the future. They authored a proprietary software system which increases productivity and reduces internal costs. Additionally, MicroGroup filed for a patent (which will be announced shortly) that may create a "paradigm shift" in the industry and residual revenue for the company.

About Vertical Acceleration:

Vertical Acceleration's business is selecting, and then preparing its premier 'early opportunity' technology-based or related subsidiary companies to achieve rapid growth. VA maximizes the growth of its subsidiaries by leveraging management, domain expertise, and technology synergies across multiple verticals using technology, manufacturing, distribution, marketing data, media, and capital at strategic acceleration stages. Target companies demonstrate growth patterns and have revenue, references, technology and/or an intellectual property (IP) component.

Note: Statements contained in this release that are not strictly historical are "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements are made based upon information available as of the date hereof, and the company assumes no obligation to update such forward-looking statements. Editors and investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainties and the company's actual results may differ from these forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, demand for the company's subsidiaries products and services.

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