AVI-SPL Acquires Anderson Audio Visual

Acquisition gives largest commercial integrator six more locations in California, Texas and North Carolina.

AVI-SPL continued a busy year of major acquisitions across the integration world, adding Anderson Audio Visual to its portfolio in a move that continues the growth and expansion strategy the industry’s largest integrator set when private equity firm H.I.G. Capital bought it in April.

San Diego-based Anderson AV earned InfoComm International APEx status earlier this year, and has six locations across the U.S.: four in California, one in Texas and one in North Carolina.

The deal “strengthens AVI-SPL’s resources in regions and markets with strong demand for digital workplace transformation and global standardization and positions the combined company to further meet the needs of its customers,” according to a combined press release.

“As part of our strategic growth plan, we want to deepen our resources in areas we are witnessing high demand, like the tech sector in California,” said John Zettel, CEO of AVI-SPL, in the announcement. “Adding AVI-SPL’s global capabilities and award-winning managed services with Anderson’s top talent and culture of agility makes this a great day for our teams and our customers.”

This move, combined with AVI-SPL opening an office in Germany to help its customers across Europe, marks the first steps in what AVI-SPL expects will be continued growth around the world.

“We look forward to the strategic alliance of AVI-SPL and Anderson,” said Shane Parkes, Anderson co-founder and CEO, in the announcement. “The combined company will offer an unmatched global scale and services platform for our customers, while continuing to offer high quality local AV solutions.”