|The DPA headquarters in Alleroed, Denmark.|
RCF To Acquire DPA Microphones
Continuation of expansion drive that saw the acquisition of EAW LAST YEAR.
RCF GROUP HAS SIGNED a definitive agreement for the acquisition of DPA Microphones A/S from The Riverside Company. DPA, based in Alleroed, Denmark, is a premium brand in the high-end professional audio microphone market for the live, broadcast, theater and studio end-user segments.
RCF Group, with headquarters in Italy and branches in the USA and Europe, and a brand portfolio that includes EAW, is a leader in the design, production, and sale of products and solutions for professional audio and installation systems. RCF Group generates more than 80% of its revenues outside of Italy, in 120 countries.
In 2017, two prominent European private equity players, Palladio Holding and Amundi Private Equity Funds, invested in RCF Group with a minority stake to support the group in its ambitious growth plans. Following the September 2018 acquisition of EAW, with its history in install and touring sound, the acquisition of DPA represents a second important milestone on RCF Group’s growth path.
Arturo Vicari, CEO of RCF Group, stated: “Since my early days I have been fascinated by the world of microphones. Our portfolio already represents excellence in pro audio, and we are very proud to add to our roster DPA, a company that also represents excellence in the microphone industry. We can now offer the complete audio chain, from microphones to speakers, for the satisfaction of professionals around the world.”
Kalle Hvidt Nielsen, CEO of DPA stated: “We have come a long way during the past few years. Share of sales coming from new products is up from less than 5% to more than 40%, and all major areas in the business have been professionalized and streamlined. Now we look forward to a bright future under new ownership in a group with an uncompromising quality-oriented approach to the pro audio business.”