3d investors has sold Audioprof Group International to Biamp Systems, a portfolio company of Highlander Partners
Lincoln acted as the exclusive advisor to 3d investors, a Belgian family owned investment company, working closely with management and shareholders. Lincoln provided advisory services, industry expertise and managed the preparatory, marketing, due diligence and negotiation phases of the transaction. It levered its local execution resource and international sector expertise to deliver a synergistic international trade buyer.
Audioprof, parent company of Community Loudspeakers and Apart Audio, is a leading developer and manufacturer of loudspeaker systems and related electronics and accessories for the global professional fixed installed sound market.
Community Audio, based in Pennsylvania, United States, is a well-established and respected manufacturer of a broad range of premium speakers targeting the demand for indoor and outdoor applications, including commercial, leisure, stadiums and other large venues. Apart Audio, based in Belgium, is a strong competitor in functional and commercial & leisure audio solutions and offers a broad array of speakers and electronics for small and mid-sized venues, including retail, food service, education and small offices.
Hans Swinnen, Partner at 3d investors, reflected, “We greatly enjoyed working with the Lincoln team, who ran a well organised and competitive sales process for us.”
Harry Kalmanowicz, Director at Lincoln commented “Having followed the growth of the Audioprof Group under 3d investor’s stewardship for many years, we are proud to have advised the shareholders on this important transaction. Biamp Systems represents the perfect platform to support Audioprof’s future growth. The acquisition also supports Biamp’s positioning as a full line provider of professional audio-visual solutions. We enjoyed working closely with all involved, including our Lincoln colleagues from across the globe, to deliver a fantastic outcome.”
Lincoln's sector knowledge, relationships with local and international prospective buyers, hands-on support and enthusiasm resulted in a successful outcome for the company and its shareholders.
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