Investment and expansion at DiGiCo
12 December 2011
UK - 2012 marks a significant anniversary for DiGiCo, as it celebrates 10 years since the arrival of its ground breaking D5 Live. Over that time, the company has expanded its product line and launched the revolutionary Stealth Digital Processing FPGA audio engine, found in all SD series consoles.
As DiGiCo has grown, it has expanded its facilities and team to become a leading live sound console manufacturer. The move to partner with ISIS, combined with Matrix, secures an enviable position for the company and its future, it says.
"This is a fantastic opportunity for DiGiCo to build further on the achievements of the last five years," says James Gordon, DiGiCo CEO. "The company has expanded rapidly in a short space of time and the timing is perfect to add some new investment and experience to the team. ISIS's historical knowledge of our niche industry is going to be very valuable as the company continues to evolve. Matrix's desire to remain invested within the company and team is a real testament to how well that MBO relationship has worked. The future combined strength of the two houses offers a new dynamic to our future possibilities that I am sure we will take full advantage of."
"I have worked in the pro audio industry for 33 plus years. The last five years with Matrix and the DiGiCo team have really opened up our ability to challenge new technology, such as our move to Stealth Digital Processing," adds DiGiCo's technical director, John Stadius. "The future combination of ISIS and Matrix is going to accelerate our development opportunities even further."
Denise Emmanuel, investment director at ISIS comments: "DiGiCo is a fantastic example of an entrepreneurial company and management team that is able to deliver growth even in a difficult environment. The combination of leading technology and exports makes DiGiCo a prime example of just the type of business that Private Equity should be investing in."
"DiGiCo's success has been driven by a highly focused and competitive management team, efficient investment in R&D, a commitment to quality in its Scottish factory and an uncompromising attention to customer satisfaction," concludes Matrix Equity Partners' Bob Henry. "This is exactly the type of business that Matrix likes to invest in and we are delighted to have the opportunity to remain part of this dynamic team and their growth plans."
Don't miss LSi's feature on DiGiCo in the December issue of LSi.
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