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L-Acoustics Acquires DeltaLive

With the acquisition, the longtime pro-audio manufacturer moves into the live sound business.

New York, NY (April 11, 2019)—Loudspeaker and live sound technologies manufacturer L-Acoustics Group announced today that it will acquire a majority stake in audiovisual services and rental specialist DeltaLive UK.

Christian Heil, president and founder of L-Acoustics, noted, “Technologies are currently becoming more complex and often challenging for service companies. L-Acoustics is a pioneer in multiple audio-related fields and connected activities. We therefore need partners who are consistently in touch with end-users and can assist us in refining and validating our offer to better align with the escalating standards of high-level show production. DeltaLive UK brings a wide range of opportunities, and its geographical proximity to our UK offices in London will allow us to fulfill this mission.”

View from the Top: Christian Heil, Founder, L-Acoustics

Perhaps unsurprisingly, DeltaLive UK has been a longtime customer of L-Acoustics, using the manufacturer’s products for projects ranging from the opening and closing ceremonies of major cultural and sporting events, to Royal and public events. Notably, DeltaLive UK deployed L-ISA technology for the award-winning sound production of BBC Proms 2018 at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

According to Hervé Guillaume, CEO of L-Acoustics Group, “DeltaLive UK will continue to operate independently under the joint management of Mark Bonner and Paul Keating, with no change to the services or conditions of sale, rental and production that the company has been providing over the last thirty years. The medium-term strategy is for DeltaLive UK to venture into markets that have hitherto remained unexplored by L-Acoustics, with the commissioning of private and professional multichannel auditoria such as Island or Ocean, featuring best-in-class L-ISA technology under the banner of L-Acoustics Creations.”

DeltaLive UK founders Paul Keating and Mark Bonner sold their Dubai-based operations, Delta Sound LLC, to PRG almost simultaneously, handing over that arm of the company on April 9. Founded in 2006, that entity will retain its existing operational format and be officially titled PRG deltasound during the transition process of moving under PRG’s wing.

Discussing his company’s acquisition by L-Acoustics, however, Keating noted, “This year is our thirtieth year and we felt it was time to move the business forward for the future. As Hervé mentioned, nothing will change in terms of the day-to-day management of the company, and the excellent team at DeltaLive UK will continue to exceed customer and audience expectations…. At a personal level, I am really looking forward to the challenge ahead and working closely with L-Acoustics, growing their private, lifestyle and sound art sector. Exciting times ahead!”

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