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d&b audiotechnik is one of the world's top-3 providers in the area of high-end speakers, amplifiers and associated components for professional use. The product portfolio is continuously expanded and sets new standards through combining compact and high quality design with excellent sound quality. d&b’s integrated sound reinforcement systems are used globally in rental and installation markets. The Company is headquartered in Backnang (Germany).

d&b System reality

Right from the outset, it was d&b's approach to build integrated sound reinforcement systems, in order to ensure seamless interconnectivity and outstanding operational reliability.

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Cobepa sells its stake in d&b audiotechnik to Ardian

d&b audiotechnik more than doubled its sales under Cobepa and Odewald’s ownership and successfully rolled-out its internationalization strategy

Leading global supplier

d&b audiotechnik operates internationally in the field of electroacoustics as a manufacturer of loudspeaker systems and electronics for high quality speech and music reproduction or sound reinforcement in public places. d&b is regarded as one of the leading companies in this market as a result of the use of technological developments, system integration principles, quality of construction and standard of service. d&b loudspeakers are used globally in rental and installation markets for events, multimedia, musicals, concert halls, theatres, opera houses, broadcast and everything from the smallest conference room to the largest stadium.

Well positioned for further growth

Since its inception in 1981, d&b has enjoyed a consistent increase in sales, well in excess of overall market growth. This remarkable growth path is testament to d&b’s strong competitive position, the quality of its products and the strength of its brand. d&b’s sales & distribution network spans more than 80 countries worldwide, including direct sales offices in key countries (France, Italy, Spain, UK, US, Japan).

Co-control buy-out & exit

Cobepa invested in d&b in October 2011, acquiring a 32.7% equity stake, alongside Odewald & Compagnie and the management. Together with its co-investment partners, Cobepa achieved further strong growth at d&b, through a combination of new product introductions, selective geographical expansion and reinforcement of the commercial organisation. In April 2016, together with existing management, Ardian acquired d&b audiotechnik from Cobepa and Odewald.

Cobepa S.A.

Cobepa S.A.
Rue de la Chancellerie 2, box 1
1000 Brussels
+ 32 2 213 32 10
+ 32 2 513 17 02

Cobepa North America Inc.

Cobepa North America Inc.
Tower 49
12 East 49th Street
New York, NY 10017
United States
+1 (646) 679 5177

Ibel Beteiligungsberatung GmbH (Member of Cobepa Group)

Ibel Beteiligungsberatung GmbH
Theresienstrasse 1
80333 München
+32 2 213 32 10