Kingswood, Owner of AVAD, Buys WAVE Electronics and Will Enter ProAV Distribution Market Too


Kingswood Capital Management (a private equity firm) announced today that it has acquired Houston, Tex.-based WAVE Electronics and will merge WAVE with its portfolio company, AVAD — you may recall that Kingswood purchased AVAD from Ingram Micro back in July 2016. Kingswood says that this will create the largest distributor of AV, security and home […]

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Savant Intros Savant Central Management Platform, Will Be Available Exclusively Through AVAD


AVAD has announced a partnership with Savant on the Savant Studio and Savant Central Management platforms. For this initiative, AVAD will provide sales, logistics and support services to their network of dealers in the United States and Canada beginning on Aug. 1. Savant has selected AVAD as an exclusive distribution partner for Savant Central Management […]

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AVAD Forms Alliance with Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA)


AVAD  joined the Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA). Through this strategic alliance, HTSA members will have access to AVAD’s 20 branch locations and warehouses throughout the nation. HTSA members will have the opportunity to consolidate their distribution purchases with a single program that provides them with benefits by being a member of HTSA. AVAD will provide HTSA members with additional […]

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AVAD and Vivitek Partner for Digital Signage Expo 2018


AVAD LLC today announced a Digital Signage Expo partnership with Vivitek, an AVAD vendor and manufacturer of visual display and presentation products. AVAD is collaborating with Vivitek at the Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas on March 28-29, at booth 1947 where Vivitek will display an array of products including the DU9800Z WUXGA laser projector delivering 18,000 ANSI lumens and the DK8500Z 4K laser […]

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AVAD Adds LG Business Solutions


AVAD today announced an alliance with LG Electronics USA Business Solutions, providing AVAD dealers with access to cutting-edge LG commercial displays. Groundbreaking new displays, led by new LG OLED commercial models, will be available to AVAD dealers across North America for the first time. LG Business Solutions offers the industry’s broadest commercial display portfolio, including an expanded line-up […]

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AVAD Announces Changes to its Business Model and Expansion Plans in North America


AVAD has announced it’s switching to a service model throughout North America. As part of these moves, AVAD is both expanding its field sales force to markets beyond its current footprint and blending national and regional call centers in order to reach more of its customers and provide local support to its dealer base. AVAD […]

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AVAD Acquired by Kingswood Capital Management


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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AVAD Magnifies Works With Nest Product Lineup


AVAD has announced the addition of Rachio, a smart sprinkler control, to their extensive Works with Nest product lineup. In addition, Dropcases’ Waterproof Nest Cam enclosure is also new to AVAD. Dropcases allow users to turn Nest Cams into outdoor installations for a new level of safety and security while providing incredible camera resolutions, real-time […]

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AVAD Takes Aim at Almo Pro A/V and Stampede With Commercial Days


AVAD announced today it’s bringing back its Commercial Days roadshow tour throughout the United States in 2016. The 2016 Commercial Days events feature discounts on commercial products, raffles, commercial training sessions and one-on-one networking with AVAD’s top commercial vendors. The educational opportunity kicks off in Irvine, California on February 11th, 2016 with five other events […]

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Crestron Announces Strategic Partnership With AVAD

Deal with Custom Electronics Distributor Brings Prodigy® and Adagio® to Consumer Market; Raises Demand for Home Control Crestron, the global leader of the home entertainment and control industry, today announced an agreement to sell select products through AVAD, a leading North American distributor of custom electronics, and its extensive dealer channel. Through this partnership with […]

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