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San Jose, Calif., HCM City, VN, March, 10th, 2009, Global Equipment Services Inc. (GES), today announced an equity investment by DBJ in GES Series B financing round. This round of financing was led by IDGVV – a leading technology venture capital fund in Viet Nam, and also participated by Japan’s IT- Farm Nozomi Investment Fund. The funds will be used to expand GES’ global presence, support business development of additional markets, and grow their hi-tech manufacturing and training facilities.


Commenting on the participation of DBJ, Shin Kikuchi, Head of New Business & Technology Finance Group noted “Since our privatization, DBJ has been putting more focus on overseas direct investment projects. We believe that participation in GES project is a great opportunity for us to broaden and strengthen our investment portfolio. We also believe about the value GES brings to semiconductor, FPD and solar equipment manufacturers not only in Japan but also worldwide, and are looking forward to supporting GES's business with our financial know-how and network."


"We are pleased to have DBJ participation and the additional funding. The funding comes at the right time for GES, as we prepare to invest more in our customer service infrastructure, and execute on M&A plans to add critical new engineering and manufacturing services" said Don Tran – GES President & CEO.


The investment from DBJ is an additional vote of confidence in GES underlying business strategy and progress. Founded in 2006, GES has experienced rapid growth into several hi-tech markets due to its unique and innovative outsourcing service model. The company has successfully deployed engineering services into 11 international countries, providing its globally-based customers the highest quality service, while maintaining the lowest possible cost structure. Service offerings from GES cover numerous engineering tasks – from design, drafting and field service, through turnkey engineering and manufacturing offerings.


"GES's ability to raise new fund at a healthy valuation amidst this global financial crisis results from a track record of operational excellence, top-line and bottom-line growth, and expanding footprint. We continue to believe in the company's market potential, its value proposition to its customers, and its strong and proven management team to execute and win in the market", said IDGVV’s Managing General Partner, Henry Nguyen.


About DBJ


In 1951 the Development Bank of Japan was established as a policy-based financial institution, and up through its privatization in October 2008 had a fundamental mission of contributing from a financial perspective to the development of the Japanese economy and society. Since privatizing, DBJ Inc. has been focusing on enhancing its investment and financing functions providing a wide range of services that contain facets of both. As its corporate philosophy makes clear, DBJ Inc. aims at "applying financial expertise to design the future." Using creative financing to address customer needs, we will work with customers to build their trust and help them achieve future prosperity.


GES Inc. Contact:


Marty Mason Tel: +1 408 441 6082 IDGVV Contact: Ms. Duong Thu Huong Tel: +84 8 827 8888 Fax: +84 8 827 8899 Website: www.idgvv.com.vn


IT-FARM Contact: Takeshi Nakabayashi Tel: +81 3 5324 3531 Fax: +81 3 3524 3546 Website: www.it-farm.com

I have worked with GES on several high visibility projects. Their attention to detail, consistent professionalism and willingness to support our efforts makes our business relationship a good partnership. I look forward to working with GES on future projects.

- Richard Garcia,
   Product Manager, 200mm Applications
   Crossing Automation Inc.
We have been successfully working with GES since 2009 on a very critical outsourcing project for a major customer. GES engineers have proven to be of high quality and reliable contributing to the success of the project

- Bob DiCrosta,
   VP of Global Customer Support
   Rudolph Technologies, Inc.
We select GES as our turnkey equipment refurbishment service provider because of our long standing positive experience with their engineering service quality, their equipment manufacturing capabilities in Viet Nam; and especially, their focused attention to protect the intellectual property of customers

- Kenny Sunohara,
   VP & General Manager, Field Solutions Business Unit
   Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL)