DiGiCo, Allen & Heath, Calrec Announce Formation of a New ProAudio Group

Aug 1, 2014 2:23 PM

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DiGiCo announces that after consulting with Electra Partners over the past 18 months, it has combined with two other British console manufacturers, Allen & Heath and Calrec, to create a new professional audio group. Within the group, each company will retain its particular skills, customer relationships and brand identities. James Gordon will become Group CEO supported by managers from across the new group.

“We have bold plans for the group but it is imperative that each company maintains its own independence and style," Gordon says. "None of these brands needs to trade off each other's technology or reputation.”

“These are three great companies and all the brands currently in the group have enviable reputations for technology, audio quality, reliability and perhaps, most importantly, customer focus and care," Gordon continues. "The strategy is to share technology and resource across the group and allow some interconnectivity across the product lines. The combined R&D teams are about to enter a new world of possibilities and we intend to take full advantage of their resource, passion and experience. It’s an amazing opportunity for us, and just maybe the whole British pro audio industry."

Glenn Rogers, Managing Director of Allen & Heath, adds, “The creation of the group with DiGiCo and their management is an impressive combination. It will certainly add new momentum to what Allen & Heath and Calrec had already planned for the future.”

Henry Goodman, Calrec’s sales and marketing director, says, “This exciting formation gives Calrec new opportunities for swifter development of a host of ideas we have been wanting to bring to the market. We will have a vast pool of engineers to share new ideas for the industry and target them specifically to each brand’s needs. Customers can expect us to maintain and in some areas improve our very high levels of support and service.”

The complexity of this combination required the effort and support of two of London’s top private equity houses. DiGiCo states that for the first time, Electra Partners and ISIS have pooled resources to support the management with this ambitious vision for the future of UK pro audio.

“DiGiCo augments our existing investment in the professional audio sector," says Charles Elkington, investment partner at Electra Partners. "We have worked hard over the last 18 months to bring together these three successful businesses. We look forward to working with James Gordon and his team to grow the group, while also preserving the distinctive brand identity and excellent customer relationships of each business.”

For more information about the companies, visit www.digico.biz, www.allen-heath.com, calrec.com and www.electrapartners.com.






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