Munich, 31. July 2023 – The Ardian Buyout team has sold its majority stake in d&b audiotechnik to Providence Equity Partners. As part of the transaction, d&b’s management team will re-invest alongside Providence and continue to successfully develop the company. Blättchen & Partner has advised the management team in the transaction, in particular on the re-investment.
Founded in 1981 and headquartered in Backnang, Germany, d&b audiotechnik is one of the world’s leading providers of professional audio technology and AVLM (Audio, Video, Light & Media) solutions to create unique, multisensorial experiences.
With Ardian’s support, d&b has consistently delivered strong growth, achieving a double-digit compound annual growth rate (CAGR) since 2016, despite the temporary market disruption in the events sector caused by the COVID 19 pandemic. The company’s growth has been driven by innovations, the expan-sion of the product and solutions portfolio, and the development of existing and new markets, particularly in the Americas as well as the APAC region.
Blättchen & Partner advised the management of db audiotechnik in transaction, in particular on the re-investment.
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