Mergers & Acquisitions

DCC Technology, Stampede, drones, Fireworks, Drones Replacing Fireworks

DCC Technology Acquires Stampede

Kevin Kelly will continue to serve as president and CEO as DCC Technology acquires Stampede.

Diversified, Digitavia, Digitavia acquisition

Diversified Continues Worldwide Expansion with Digitavia Acquisition

Diversified Digitavia acquisition means the 2016 CI Integrator of the Year’s network operations center is now completely global.

AV integration, AVI-SPL, AV integrator

AVI-SPL: How They Remain on Top of the AV Integration Market

In 2011, AVI-SPL was the largest AV integration firm and CI’s first AV Integrator of the Year. CEO John Zettel explains how they’ve nearly doubled in size.

eyevis, Teracue, Leyard, Planar

Leyard and Planar Complete Acquisition of eyevis and Teracue

Leyard and Planar announced they have completed the acquisition of eyevis, which includes maker of IP video walls Teracue, marking a strategic geographic expansion.

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