Audio alliance forged as Sound United and Polk acquire Denon and Marantz


The top audio equipment makers are teaming up in a massive deal. Sound United, owner of the Polk Audio and Definitive Technology speaker brands, announced today that it’s acquired D+M Group, owner of the Denon and Marantz receiver brands plus Boston Acoustics speakers and Heos multi-room audio.

The combined companies will be known as Sound United, led by its existing CEO Kevin Duffy. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Sound United is part of DEI Holdings, a portfolio company of Boston private equity firm Charlesbank. D+M Group was part of Bain Capital’s Tokyo corporation K. K. BCJ-2.

“D+M Group’s portfolio of brands and Asia Pacific/European footprint is a perfect complement to Sound United’s goal to drive global growth” Duffy tells TechCrunch. “The product and…

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