AVAD Acquired by Kingswood Capital Management

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Kingswood Capital Management, an operationally focused middle market private equity investment firm, has announced that its controlled affiliate has acquired AVAD, LLC, as well as its subsidiary, AVAD Canada Ltd. AVAD is a distributor of high-end audio and video solutions focused on the commercial and residential custom installation markets in North America, with more than […]

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The Implications of H.I.G. Capital’s Acquisition of AVI-SPL

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Richard Stokes, managing director of the $19 billion private equity investment firm H.I.G Capital says, “AVI-SPL is the established market leader in the AV systems and collaboration solutions market and we look forward to supporting the continued expansion of the company’s service offering and geographic footprint.” Today the EMEA part of AVI-SPL’s geographic footprint includes […]

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Almo Professional A/V Completes Acquisition with IAVI

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A little over a month after announcing it is acquiring certain assets and assuming certain liabilities of International Audio Visual Inc. (IAVI), Almo Professional A/V today reported that the transition has been completed. As a result, Almo Corporation is now the largest privately-held professional audio video distributor in the industry and a $1.2B corporation. It […]

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Bowers & Wilkins Acquired by EVA Automation

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Bowers & Wilkins, the British audio brand founded in Sussex, England, in 1966, has been acquired by Silicon Valley based EVA Automation Inc. Bowers & Wilkins is a maker of high-end audio equipment. EVA Automation will integrate fully with Bowers &Wilkins’ acoustic engineering prowess by offering innovative A/V technologies and product vision that will enable […]

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Barco Buys Control System Company Medialon

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Barco has purchased Florida-based Medialon. Medialon is known as a control system company that’s 100 percent cloud-based. “For us, Barco has the piece we were missing — a sales channel,” Medialon North American Sales Manager, Eric Cantrell, told rAVe today. He continued, “It’s been an interesting several months. We are profitable and this gives Barco […]

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Cisco to Acquire Acano for $700 M

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Today, Cisco announced its intent to acquire Acano Limited, a privately held company based in London that provides collaboration infrastructure and conferencing software. Acano’s hardware and software includes gateways, and video and audio bridging technology that allows customers to connect video systems from multiple vendors across both cloud and hybrid environments. This acquisition will help […]

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Christie Acquires Allure Global Solutions

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Christie today announced the acquisition of Allure Global Solutions, Inc. (Allure), an engagement and transaction technologies provider, as well as all of its products and services. The firm is headquartered in Atlanta, and will operate as “Allure, a Christie Company.” Allure provides digital signage, point-of-sale and consumer engagement solutions, in the form of products and […]

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SnapAV Buys Outdoor TV Company SunBriteTV

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SnapAV’s growth story since launching in 2005 is entering an exciting new chapter as it buys its first display company — and more acquisitions are in the works. The Charlotte, NC-based manufacturer, known for its focus on the residential AV market as being both a manufacturer and a distributor, just announced the acquisition of outdoor […]

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Auro Technologies Acquires Digital Media Solutions and Its StormAudio brand

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Digital Media Solutions (DMS), owner of the StormAudio brand, and its subsidiary Digital Media Solutions Residential (DMS-R), have been acquired by Auro Technologies, the creators of the Auro-3D immersive sound format. The deal brings the audio electronics expertise of DMS into the Auro Technologies family, and provides R&D, design, and manufacturing capacity to complement its […]

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Audioprof Group International Acquires Majority Share in Community Professional Loudspeakers

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Audioprof Group International has acquired a majority share in Community Professional Loudspeakers, a U.S.-based loudspeaker manufacturer with global sales activities. Community is a market leader with a strong track record in large and medium sized fixed install audio applications. It was founded in 1968 by Bruce Howze and became an innovator in the audio industry through revolutionary […]

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InFocus Buys Jupiter Systems

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InFocus Corporation has acquired video wall and enterprise collaboration innovator Jupiter Systems. Jupiter’s offerings make access to critical visual information simple, secure and reliable, and complement InFocus established ecosystem. The acquisition expands InFocus’ offering to include display wall processor technology, bringing a 360-degree view of operations to any control room, conference room, and mobile device. […]

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ScanSource to Acquire KBZ, AV’s Largest Cisco Distributor

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ScanSource today announced the execution of a letter of intent to purchase the assets of KBZ, a Cisco Authorized Distributor. Founded in 1987 and based in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, KBZ operates in the United States and has approximately 75 employees. The company’s sales for the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2015 are estimated to total […]

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Extron Acquires Entwine AG, Will Compete in Video Capture Space

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Extron just announced that it has purchased Entwine AG of Zurich, Switzerland. A software company, Entwine specializes in building end-to-end video capture and presentation capture solutions using an open source software called OpenCast Matterhorn, as well as HTML5 and WebRTC. Of course, Extron’s been in the lecture-capture hardware market since last summer when they debuted […]

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STRATACACHE Buys IZ-ON Media from Technicolor

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STRATACACHE today announced its acquisition of IZ-ON Media from Technicolor. IZ-ON Media is the leading digital media company specializing in in-store shopper marketing solutions that activate shoppers along the path to purchase right up to the point of sale.  The acquisition includes all existing relationships with top retailers. IZ-ON Media helps retailers and brands build […]

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MUSIC Group Buys TC Group

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MUSIC Group has today announced the acquisition of TC Group, one of the largest group of companies in the professional audio industry. Headquartered in Denmark, and with offices all over the world, TC Group owns and manages some of the most acclaimed brands such as Tannoy, Lab Gruppen, Lake, TC Electronics, TC Helicon and TC […]

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AwoX Acquires Cabasse

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AwoX, a self-professed smart home company, acquires 100 percent of the shares of French audio company Cabasse from the Canon Group for €2 million and earn-outs of up to another €2.5 million. Created in 1950, Cabasse is well-known in electroacoustic for its range of high-end acoustic loudspeakers, home integrated sound systems and connected high-fidelity speakers. […]

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Leviton Announces Acquisition of BitWise Controls

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Leviton today announced the acquisition of BitWise Controls — a manufacturer of control and monitoring solutions for residential and commercial applications. Leviton has been carrying BitWise Controls’ automation controllers for some time and is excited to welcome them into Leviton. As part of the acquisition, Leviton will bring BitWise Controls’ entire product line into the […]

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Anuva Automation Acquires TiO Brand of App-Based Control System Products

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Anuva Automation has acquired TiO, the Android-based home automation company. TiO (stands for Turn it On) is definitely a new approach to home automation, driven by what they company calls an “outside in” philosophy that focuses on the customer experience. Through the TiO Android app, users can create macro functions for every room of their […]

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HARMAN Completes AMX Acquisition

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HARMAN last week announced the successful completion of its acquisition of AMX LLC, from The Duchossois Group, Inc. for $365 million. Richardson, Texas-based AMX is a provider of enterprise control and automation systems as well as audio/video switching and distributing solutions and will be integrated into HARMAN’s professional offerings servicing audio, video and IT pros. […]

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Christie Buys Digital Signage Content Company Arsenal Media

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Christie announced today that it has acquired Montreal-based Arsenal Media Inc., a digital signage agency specializing in experiential installations, interactive content and strategic digital signage installations. Arsenal Media will become Christie Creative Media Services, operating within Christie’s Global Professional Services group. rAVe founder Gary Kayye says, “Arsenal Media is one of the top digital signage […]

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Kramer Purchases 50 Percent Stake in WOW Vision

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Kramer announced today that it has acquired 50 percent of WOW Vision, a Singapore-based manufacturer of wireless and collaboration products for the corporate, hospitality meeting spaces and education markets. Its products enable wireless connection to, and the sharing of, large screen displays from laptops and mobile devices, offering efficient two-way collaboration. rAVe founder Gary Kayye […]

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MSE Audio Buys Soundsphere

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MSE Audio, the parent company of SoundTube Entertainment, has acquired Soundsphere, a Connecticut-based manufacturer of omnidirectional speakers and speaker systems. Founded in 1976, Soundsphere is best known for its ceiling-mounted, globe-shaped omnidirectional speakers. These speakers produce a wide, diffuse sound field and are installed in a broad variety of applications including offices, government facilities, warehouses […]

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Breaking News: HARMAN International Acquires Duran Audio

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HARMAN today announced the acquisition of privately-held Duran Audio BV. The acquisition provides HARMAN with access to innovative electro-acoustic and software-based directivity control technologies including the successful AXYS Intellivox line of “steerable” columns. The AXYS products and core technologies will become an integrated part of the HARMAN Professional audio product line. “Today’s acquisition of Duran Audio […]

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AMX Acquires UK-based Media Distribution Company

AMX announced the company’s acquisition of Eneleo, a UK-based company specializing in TV and multi-format media distribution technologies. The company’s managed television and multi-format media distribution systems allow organizations in a variety of vertical markets, such as business, education, government, retail and entertainment, to simultaneously deliver broadcast and video content to multiple display devices throughout […]

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