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H.I.G. Capital Acquires AVI-SPL
Largest AV integrator joins $19 billion family as string of mega-deals continues. What else will happen before InfoComm 2016?

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What Almo Gains by Acquiring IAVI
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Verrex Acquired: 8 Lessons for Others Looking to Sell
Tom Berry Jr., third-generation head of the family-run integration firm, discusses why he didn’t sell to another integration firm, how the additional capital will fuel future growth and the long, arduous due diligence process.

EXCLUSIVE: Verrex Acquired by Private Equity Investors Five Crowns Capital
After nearly a decade of due diligence, Tom Berry Jr. closes a deal that he says strengthens the integraiton firm's reach, ability to compete for large-scale corporate AV projects around the world without sacrificing family-run leadership.

Polycom Scuttles Mitel Merger, Will Be Acquired by Siris Capital for $2 Billion
Stockholder meeting to vote on Mitel acquisition after Siris makes offer board of directors liked better.

Nortek to be Acquired by UK Turnaround Specialists Melrose Industries PLC
Nortek has announced that it is being acquired by Melrose Industries, an investment firm that plans to package the company for resale.

AVAD Acquired by Kingswood Capital Management
The new management team will be led by industry veterans Tom Jacoby, AVAD’s new CEO, and Fred Farrer, now serving as AVAD’s president. With this new leadership, AVAD aims to realize the company’s long-term strategic goals.

People & Places: Carousel Acquires Atrion, Creates Half-Billion-Dollar Company
CI takes a look at what's been happening in the industry in June: Carousel Industries acquires Atrion, Contemporary Research appoints Visitec as manufacturer rep for Midwest, Herman hires a new regional sales manager for the Northeast, and more.

Atrion Acquisition Makes Carousel a Half-Billion-Dollar Behemoth
Partnering of two Rhode Island IT integrators creates largest privately owned company in that segment. Both owners say they expect even more huge deals too.

Carousel Industries Moves to Acquire Atrion
Deal will further the combined firm's suite of managed services as well as data, networking, cloud, collaboration, voice and video solutions.

Almo Becomes $1.2B Corporation with IAVI Acquisition Complete
Almo Corporation’s acquisition of IAVI is a done deal, creating the largest privately-held pro AV distributor and expanding global footprint with IAVI’s Latin American business.

Mad Systems Announces Acquisition of LehmanAVC
The move gives Mad Systems a permanent presence on the East Coast, increasing the company's reach and enhancing its position in the market.

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'The Little 4-Letter Word Your Customers Want Most'.

Maybe I missed something, what is the little 4-letter word?

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'The Little 4-Letter Word Your Customers Want Most'.


Great to hear. Nice selection and focus on the AV Integrator.

What section of InfoComm…

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Thanks for the good words.  How do you think we can bring the two together?  Would…

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