[Kurzinfo] Logitech kauft Jaybird für 50 Millionen Dollar


Es wird wohl schon fast jeder einmal Berührungspunkte mit der Hersteller Logitech gehabt haben. Eine Maus oder Tastatur, einen USB-Hub, ein Lautsprecher(set)… Logitech bietet eine ganze Palette von Zubehör und ähnlichen Artikeln an und wird sein Portfolio jetzt wohl noch um hochwertige Bleutooth Headsets erweitern.

In einer Pressemitteilung hat man verkündet, dass man sich mit dem Hersteller Jaybird darauf verständigt hat, diesen für 50 Millionen Dollar in die eigene Familie aufzunehmen. Eine willkommene Erweiterung des Audio-Portfolios von Logitech, die vor allem mit den UE Boom Lautsprechern sehr großen Erfolg feiern, aber eben im Kopfhörer-, bzw. Ohrhörerbereich noch weniger vertreten waren. Bis jetzt.

 

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“Logitech and Jaybird share a passion for products,” said Bracken Darrell, Logitech president and chief executive officer. “We’re impressed by the technology, products and marketing Jaybird has brought to this business. As one team, we can address the fast-growing wireless audio wearables market with all the advantages of Jaybird’s strong brand and sports expertise, and our combined audio engineering and design capabilities. With both the Ultimate Ears and Jaybird brands in our portfolio, we are expanding the long-term growth potential of our music business.”

Judd Armstrong, founder and chief executive officer of Jaybird, said, “It has been an incredible journey. We love what we do, and we’re stoked to continue to innovate and bring amazing new products to our fans. Jaybird will benefit from Logitech’s global distribution network and deep engineering prowess. We’ve watched as they’ve connected incredible products with passionate consumers under the UE brand, and we’re thrilled to be part of the team.”

Jaybird has pioneered premium wireless audio for sports through its focus on bringing music to active lifestyles. Their award-winning BlueBuds X and, more recently, X2 wireless buds enjoy a strong following among the active crowd. Whether their fans play on the slopes, on the court, in the gym, on the dirt or the pavement, they trust Jaybird to bring music to the experience.

Logitech does not expect the acquisition to materially impact its FY 2017 guidance, recently shared at the company’s Analyst and Investor Day in March. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the coming weeks.

Jaybird was provided financial advice exclusively by Stifel throughout the acquisition process.

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Quelle: logitech

 

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