Written communication by Avocent Corp. relating to a third party tender offer




Washington, D.C. 20549




Solicitation/Recommendation Statement under Section 14(d)(4) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Avocent Corporation

(Name of Subject Company)

Avocent Corporation

(Name of Person(s) Filing Statement)

Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share

(Title of Class of Securities)




(CUSIP Number of Class of Securities)



Samuel F. Saracino

Executive Vice President of Legal and Corporate Affairs,

General Counsel, and Secretary

Avocent Corporation

4991 Corporate Dr.

Huntsville, AL 35805

(256) 430-4000

(Name, address and telephone number of person

authorized to receive notices and communications on

behalf of the person(s) filing statement)



With copies to:


Patrick J. Schultheis, Esq.

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Professional Corporation

701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 5100

Seattle, WA 98104

(206) 883-2500


Michael S. Ringler, Esq.

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Professional Corporation

One Market Street

Spear Tower, Suite 3300

San Francisco, CA 94105

(415) 947-2000


x Check the box if the filing relates solely to preliminary communications made before the commencement of a tender offer.




The information set forth under Items 1.01, 8.01 and 9.01 of the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by Avocent Corporation on October 7, 2009 (including all exhibits attached thereto) are incorporated herein by reference.