180 Connect US trading delay

    Stock Symbols: NASDAQ:   CNCT, CNCTW, CNCTU
                   OTCBB: AVPA.OB, AVPAW.OB, AVPAU.OB

    TORONTO and NEW YORK, Aug. 28 /CNW/ - 180 Connect Inc. ("180 Connect" or
CNCTW) announced that pursuant to its previously announced arrangement
agreement, 180 Connect is now an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of
Ad.Venture Partners Inc. ("Ad.Venture"). In connection with closing of the
arrangement, Ad.Venture changed its name to 180 Connect Inc. Ad.Venture has
applied to list its common stock, warrants and units on the NASDAQ to trade
under the symbols "CNCT", "CNCTW" and "CNCTU", respectively, however, the
Company's application to list on the NASDAQ is still pending subject to
satisfying minimum bid price requirements for listing. Further, due to a
miscommunication between the NASDAQ and the Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board
(the "OTCBB") trading in the Company's securities has been delayed. 180
Connect expects to be trading on the OTCBB the morning of Tuesday August 28,
2007. Pending listing on the NASDAQ, 180 Connect's common stock, warrants and
units will continue to trade on the OTCBB under the symbols AVPA.OB, AVPAW.OB
and AVPAU.OB respectively.

    About 180 Connect

    180 Connect Inc. is one of North America's largest providers of
installation, integration and fulfillment services to the home entertainment,
communications and home integration service industries. With more than 4,000
skilled technicians and 750 support personnel based in over 85 operating
locations, 180 Connect is well positioned as the only pure play national
residential service provider in the market.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This news release contains forward-looking statements which reflect
management's expectations regarding the future growth, results of operations,
performance and business prospects and opportunities. Statements about future
plans and intentions, results, levels of activity, performance, goals or
achievements or other future events constitute forward-looking statements.
Wherever possible, words such as "may", "should", "could", "expect", "plan",
"intend", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "predict" or "potential" or the
negative or other variations of these words, or other similar words or
phrases, have been used to identify these forward-looking statements. These
statements reflect management's current beliefs and are based on information
currently available to management. Forward-looking statements involve
significant risk, uncertainties and assumptions. See "Risk Factors" contained
in Ad.Venture's Form S-4/proxy statement dated August 9, 2007 and contained in
the Company's Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2006 and
its Management Information Circular dated July 6, 2007. Many factors,
including those discussed under "Risk Factors", could cause actual results,
performance or achievements to differ materially from the results discussed or
implied in the forward-looking statements. These factors should be considered
carefully and prospective investors should not place undue reliance on the
forward-looking statements. Although the forward-looking statements contained
in this news release are based upon what management believes to be reasonable
assumptions, no assurance can be given that actual results will be consistent
with these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are
made as of the date of this news release and Ad.Venture, Purchaser, Canco or
the Company assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new
events or circumstances, except as required by law.

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For further information:

For further information: please contact the following or visit our
website at www.180connect.net; Claudia A. Di Maio, Director Investor
Relations, TEL: (866) 995-8888, DIRECT LINE: (416) 930-7710, EMAIL:
cdimaio@180connect.net; Devlin Lander, Integrated Corporate Relations, TEL.:
(415) 292-6855

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