Mergers & Acquisitions

Searchlight Capital Partners, Lutron, Cambridge Sound Management, AV industry

Mitel in Agreement to be Acquired by Searchlight Capital Partners for $2 Billion

Latest blockbuster deal re: Searchlight Capital Partners continues string of AV industry mega-mergers that started in early 2016 when Mitel wanted Polycom.

Conference Technologies, AVSIGroup

Conference Technologies, Inc., Acquires Houston-Based AVSIGroup

Conference Technologies acquisition of AVSIGroup continues company’s growth across the U.S. through both organic means and outside the organization.

Leyard and Planar, eyevis, Teracue

Leyard and Planar to Acquire eyevis, Further Expanding European Market Share

Leyard and Planar will strengthen EMEA presence with the acquisition of a German manufacturer of visual display solutions, eyevis.

Habitat Soundscaping

Plantronics Will Acquire Polycom in $2B Blockbuster Deal

Latest AV mega-merger brings together Plantronics headset and sound-masking capability with Polycom videoconferencing expertise.

Guitar Center, Audio Visual Design Group

Guitar Center Acquisition of AVDG Creates $2 Billion-plus Pro AV Contender

Now that Guitar Center has acquired Audio Visual Design Group (AVDG) for its Business Solutions Group, the integration firm is backed by a $2 billion-plus retail giant.

mergers and acquisitions, M&A, AV industry, Synnex, Westcon-Comstor

NEC Display Solutions Acquires German-Based LED Display Manufacturer S[quadrat]

NEC Display Solutions acquires German-based LED display manufacturer S[quadrat] and creates ‘new business offerings to drive market growth and new developments for innovative LED product strategy.’ N

ConnectWise, HTG

ConnectWise Announces Acquisition of Consulting and Coaching Firm HTG

ConnectWise acquisition of HTG ‘advances commitment to a holistic approach for the technology service provider ecosystem.’

Control4, Ihiji

Residential Market Leader Control4 Acquires Ihiji & Drops Recurring Fees for Remote Network Management

By acquiring Ihiji remote monitoring/management system, automation manufacturer Control4 eliminates its monthly fees for pros.

Searchlight Capital Partners, Lutron, Cambridge Sound Management, AV industry

Netrix Acquires Synergy CT in First Deal of 2018

Chicago-area AV/IT integrator Netrix adds Houston-based Synergy CT as AV industry continues to be a fertile ground for mergers and acquisition.

Biamp, Biamp acquisition

New Biamp CEO Rashid Skaf Says Company Will Add More AV Flavor in Future

After Highlander Partners took over in the Biamp acquisition, Rashid Skaf sees AV industry as ‘ripe for acquisition,’ says more private equity will jump in.