INVESTMENT YEAR
2011
REALISATION YEAR
2017
SECTOR
Technology
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Digital mixing console manufacturer

DiGiCo (now Audiotonix) is a fast-growing, global technology-led business that designs and manufactures digital mixing consoles that are sold into the live music market, theatres, houses of worship and corporate market. DiGiCo was originally founded in 1971, and in 1996 released its first digital console. Since 2007, its market leading SD series of consoles have helped propel growth in new markets and geographies. We invested in a management buyout to support continued penetration of new markets and investment in R&D.

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From the start of the journey
69
full-time employees
to the company today
344
full time employees
Building the best
Queen's Award for Enterprise 2011 – International Trade

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Mergers & Acquisition
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We supported the cementing of DiGiCo as a market leader with a partial realisation through the merger between DiGiCo, Allen & Heath, and Calrec to create Audiotonix. The brands each benefited from accessing an unrivalled pool of R&D resource and technology know-how and together grew strongly to be the global leader in audio mixing.

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We strengthened the senior management team between 2011 and 2014 with new hires in operations, sales and research and R&D. Following the merger to create Audiotonix, the executive team was strengthened with the appointment of a new chairman, CTO and group COO.

Audiotonix timeline

1971 DiGiCo founded
1996 Releases first digital console
2007 Launches market-leading SD series of consoles
2011 Livingbridge invests
2011 Wins the Queen's Award for Enterprise – International Trade
2014 Partial realisation with sale to Electra Partners combining DiGiCo with Allen & Heath, and Calrec, with the group renamed Audiotonix
2015 Appoints new Chairman, CTO and Operations director
2017 Livingbridge realises investment

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