$10.75 Million Sale Price Allows for Further Acceleration of Cryptocurrency Mining Business
ALBANY, NY, April 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NewMediaWire —Soluna Holdings, Inc. (“SHI” or the “Company”), (NASDAQ: SLNH), the parent company of Soluna Computing, Inc. (“SCI”), a developer of green data centers for cryptocurrency mining and other intensive computing , today announced the sale of its MTI Instruments subsidiary to Vitrek LLC, a strategic buyer in the test and measurement space.
Per the sale agreement, the buyer is acquiring 100% of the common stock of MTI Instruments for $10.75 million. With the sale completed, Soluna Holdings expects that it will be solely focused on developing and monetizing green, zero-carbon computing and cryptocurrency mining facilities. Additional information can be found in an 8k that was filed with the SEC: https://www.solunacomputing.com/investors/sec-filings/
Michael Toporek, CEO of Soluna Holdings, stated, “MTI is a great business with a strong history and track record of success and is an ideal fit for Vitrek. We are pleased to announce this strategic transaction for our instruments business which now allows us to focus on being a pure play green computing, zero-carbon computing and cryptocurrency mining company. The added liquidity helps further accelerate our mining buildout and additional return on invested capital.”
Moshe Binyamin, President and CEO of MTI Instruments, commented, “We are excited to join the Vitrek team and mark this next step in MTI’s history and evolution. Vitrek is a strong company with complementary products in large and growing markets, and MTI’s vision for accelerated growth and market focus match perfectly with their strategy. Our combined forces will allow us to further accelerate our collective growth objectives and product innovation initiatives. The MTI team has built top-tier technology and is equally enthusiastic about this next chapter before us.”
Vitrek LLC, founded in 1990, is a leading manufacturer of safety and electrical test equipment targeting a range of industries including electronics, automotive manufacturers, R&D departments, medical equipment manufacturers, aerospace and military industries. Vitrek is known for offering the best equipment and top-notch support at competitive rates. Vitrek is an ISO 9000 accredited manufacturing facility with SMT lines and is also an ISO 17025 accredited calibration laboratory. Vitrek operates from locations in Poway, CA, Lockport, IL, & Lachine, Quebec.
As part of Vitrek’s ongoing strategy and vision to be the world leader in the test and measurement instrumentation space, Vitrek’s management evaluated MTI Instruments’ product line as well its target markets, vision and mission and found many synergies. By joining Vitrek, the MTI team will be working to accelerate the growth of Vitrek along with the growth of MTI Instruments’ product footprint well beyond what MTI Instruments would have been able to do on their own. By being part of a larger organization, MTI’s innovation and growth will be accelerated and by having access to Vitrek’s support resources will translate into even better service for MTI customers.
With Vitrek and MTI sharing a number of industries and customers, Vitrek customers will now have access to additional world leading products from a single vendor they know and trust. Vitrek is known for its high-quality service and reliability, and the same service and ease of doing business will be extended to the MTI product line. By combining Vitrek and MTI capabilities, the organization will now be able to bring even more innovative products to market faster than before.
About Soluna Holdings, Inc.
Soluna Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: SLNH) is the leading developer of green data centers that convert excess renewable energy into global computing resources. Soluna builds modular, scalable data centers for intensive computing, batchable applications such as cryptocurrency mining, AI and machine learning. Soluna provides a cost-effective alternative to battery storage or transmission lines. Soluna’s MTI Instruments division manufactures precision tools and testing equipment for electronics, aviation, automotive, power and other industries. Both Soluna and MTI Instruments use technology and intentional design to solve complex, real-world challenges. Up to 30% of the power of renewable energy projects can go to waste. Soluna’s data centers enable clean electricity asset owners to ‘Sell. Every megawatts.’
For more information about Soluna, please visit www.solunacomputing.com or follow us on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/solunaholdings and Twitter @SolunaHoldings.
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