Martin Audio provides the audio equipment for a wide variety of venues and major music festivals worldwide.

Investment type
  • Carve out
Deal value


Exit type
  • Trade sale
Exit date

December 2019

Exit value


The Team
LDC Team
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LDC has been a really supportive partner. They have encouraged us to focus on our priorities and have trusted us to get on with things. Our partnership has given us the perfect platform to invest in key growth areas of the business, broaden our customer base and fundamentally improve the way we operate.”

Dom Harter, Managing Director
Martin Audio

The next track

In December 2019, LDC agreed to sell its stake in Martin Audio to Focusrite plc, the global music and audio products company, in a £39.2m sale.

The transaction follows a period of significant growth for Martin Audio with the business recording a turnover of £24.4m for the 12 months to October 2019 (unaudited accounts), up 12 per cent on the previous year, with an EBITDA of £3.4m, increasing by 31 per cent year-on-year.

Following the sale to Focusrite plc, Martin Audio will continue to operate autonomously as a subsidiary of Focusrite, maintaining its existing leadership team as it looks to continue to drive international growth opportunities and extend its client portfolio.

The transaction provides a money multiple return of 2.6x for LDC.

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LDC has backed our plan from the beginning and has played a key role in helping us set the wheels in motion, offering us the flexibility we needed and directly supporting our recruitment efforts.”

Dom Harter, Managing Director
Martin Audio