Marriott Harrison advises on MBO of new professional audio group

Monday 11th August, 2014

Corporate partners Jonathan Leigh-Hunt  and Duncan Innes, together with associates Frances Spooner, Simon Orriss and Wayne Codogan, acted for the management teams in connection with the MBO of DiGiCo Global (“DiGiCo”) to create a new professional audio group backed by Electra Partners and ISIS Equity Partners.

DiGiCo designs and manufactures premium digital audio mixing consoles for live sound, theatre productions and broadcast applications as well as supplying interfacing for post-production and recording studios. Headquartered in Chessington, Surrey, its products have been used in some of the most demanding audio environments such as major international tours, the most recent World Cup and Olympics and the Grammys.

Digico has joined Electra’s existing brands, Allen & Heath and Calrec, which operate in complementary areas of the professional audio industry, to create the new dynamic professional audio group, while still retaining the unique identity of each brand. DiGiCo’s CEO, James Gordon, has become the group CEO.

Marriott Harrison is particularly delighted to have been involved with DiGiCo as it has gone from strength to strength, from its prior backing from Mobeus Equity Partners in 2007 to ISIS Equity Partners in 2011 and now with Electra as well. James Gordon, DiGiCo CEO commented: “We are delighted with the sound, sensible and pragmatic advice we have received from Marriott Harrison over a number of years, and in particular en route to facilitating this exciting transaction and the bringing together of three great companies, all with enviable reputations for technology, audio quality, reliability and customer focus and care.”  

Jonathan Leigh-Hunt 
MH Corporate

Duncan Innes
MH Corporate