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Providence Acquires d&b Group

d&b group has received a major investment by Providence, a private equity firm specializing in growth-oriented investments in media, communications, education, and technology. With the support of Providence, d&b plans to strengthen its position in the pro audio market while also further integrating its capabilities in the AV, lighting, and media (AVLM) solutions sector.

Providence Acquires db GroupAs part of the transaction, the d&b management team will also acquire a stake in the company, ensuring long-term leadership and strategic continuity. The parties have agreed not to reveal details of the transaction, and the conclusion of the transaction is subject to approval by the relevant antitrust authorities.

“The global growth trend for events, concerts, and major events has continued unchanged after a forced break due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is accompanied by the increasing professionalization and digitization of these events and thus an increasing need for professional event technologies. As one of the world’s leading system providers for audio technology and integrated audio, video, light, and media solutions with a comprehensive portfolio of hardware and software technologies, we are perfectly positioned to gain further market share,” said Amnon Harman, CEO, d&b Group. “Ardian has proven to be a reliable business partner over the past few years. Thanks to their unwavering support, especially during the pandemic, we have been able to innovate during this period of crisis and to emerge stronger from it. We look forward to continuing our successful journey with Providence and cementing our global position as a leader in professional audio and integrated AVLM solutions,”

“d&b bears the hallmarks of a classic Providence investment—it is a business with innovation at its core, clear market leadership, and loyal customers,” added Robert Sudo, managing director, Providence. “d&b’s passionate team has advanced and defined industry standards and exceeded client expectations for the last four decades. We believe d&b will continue its growth trajectory by delivering spectacular experiences to audiences across the globe. With our solid track record of investing in live entertainment and technology companies, we are confident Providence is the ideal partner to support d&b and we look forward to working with Amnon and his hugely talented team to execute our shared vision for the business.”

“We would like to thank Amnon Harman and his team for their hard work, unwavering commitment, and, above all, the trust they have placed in us over the past seven years,” concluded Dr. Alexander Friedrich, managing director buyout, Ardian. “d&b has an outstanding corporate culture that is embodied by each and every employee. The contribution of all d&b colleagues has been essential to the group’s success, including significant growth, a strategic transformation, and strong international positioning. We are proud to have accompanied d&b on this journey together and we wish the entire team and Providence the very best for the next chapter in the company’s history.”:

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