Melrose Talks of Disposing of Nortek

Are Elan, Speakercraft, Niles, Proficient, etc. In Play Again? Melrose PLC, owner of Nortek, including Nortek Security & Control, is openly talking to U.K. media about the likelihood of selling off Nortek – saying, in essence, their work is done, … Continue reading

Onkyo Targets OEM Business to Beef Up Results

Onkyo Corporation, parent of the Onkyo, Integra, and Pioneer AV brands, is expanding its OEM business unit to help build its business and offset losses it has experienced over the last five years, according to a report by the Nikkei … Continue reading

Krell’s Comeback Commences, See How Here

At CEDIA Expo 2018, I had the opportunity to meet with Krell Industries executives Walter Schofield and Gordon Shackelford to learn more about the steps the company is taking to address market concerns in the wake of a lot of … Continue reading

Gibson Investment Gone, Onkyo Sells Off European Operations

In Restructuring, Company Scales Back to ‘Core Competencies’ All the way back in 2012, Onkyo Corp. and Gibson Guitar Corp. came together to partner in what both hoped would become an entity where the whole was greater than the sum … Continue reading

Painting the Gibson Bankruptcy by the Numbers

We have been closely following – first Gibson Guitar and then Gibson Brands – from their decision in 2012 to shoot for the stars by using OPM (other people’s money) to make highly leveraged…and highly questionable…acquisitions of various consumer electronics … Continue reading

Best Buy Rebranding Reverses Historic Course

Best Buy has launched a corporate rebranding that is both sweeping in style and represents a shocking reversal of course, undoing much of its original mission that was created when founder Dick Schulze, President Brad Anderson and crew launched an … Continue reading

Leon Acquires Terra Speakers, Expanding Assortment

Leon Speakers announced this week that it has acquired Terra Speakers in a transaction that is said to offer Leon a greatly expanded portfolio of high performance products targeted for the outdoor and commercial segments. The company says this acquisition … Continue reading

Docs Show Gibson Bankruptcy Bigger Than You Think

Founded in 1894, it is a mark of their long-term brand success that Gibson has become such a large and far-flung international organization. In a cursory review of documents submitted to the court as part of their bankruptcy filing shows, … Continue reading

Gibson Brands Files for Bankruptcy

BREAKING NEWS Filing Pre-Negotiated with Bondholders, CEO & Pres Stay thru Transition Gibson Brands Inc. announced today that it has filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Chapter 11 denotes the company plans a reorganization and … Continue reading