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RCF Group Acquires Montarbo

FOH Staff • On the Move • December 16, 2019

REGGIO EMILIA, Italy – RCF Group announced the acquisition of audio gear maker Montarbo, and that the brand would be overseen by AEB Industriale.

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RCF Group, one of the fastest growing groups in the professional audio market, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Montarbo, an historic brand in the sector. From an operational standpoint, the brand’s running and distribution will be overseen by AEB Industriale.

The incorporation of Montarbo into the group further expands our product range in a market segment that is demonstrating strong growth. The acquisition perfectly fits RCF Group’s strategy of selective M&A activity focusing on iconic brands that leveraging the Group’s competitive positioning, together with its technical and commercial expertise, fully exploit the growth potential contributing to the Group’s progress and value creation.

Arturo Vicari, the CEO of RCF GROUP, gave the following reaction to the news: “We’re delighted to welcome Montarbo to our group. It’s an historic brand that has contributed to the evolution of the music and professional audio industry in Italy and around the world.

“For anyone who – like myself – has followed the development of this market over the years, elite brands such as Montarbo have a special significance and therefore represent a wonderful opportunity for us to increase the value of our group. RCF Group is one of the most dynamic organizations in the global professional audio industry, meaning Montarbo will be able to live up to its potential and continue to grow alongside us.”

Along with Montarbo and RCF, RCF Group is the parent company to brands including dBTechnologies, EAW and DPA Microphones. The group employs more than 700 at facilities in Italy (Reggio Emilia, Bologna, Ascoli Piceno), Whitinsville (USA) and Alleroed (Denmark) and distributes its products to more than 130 countries.


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