D+M Group

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D+M Group, formerly known as DMGlobal and D&M Holdings, was a Japanese corporation that owned several audio and video brands. It was formed in 2002 from the merger of Denon and Marantz.[1][2] It had acquired several other companies since that time. Prior to 2008, it was owned by RHJ International, which is associated with Ripplewood Holdings. In 2008, it was acquired by K. K. BCJ-2, a Tokyo corporation owned by investment funds advised by Bain Capital.[3] In August, 2010, Jim Caudill, a former Stanley Black & Decker executive, was named CEO.[4]

In February 2017, D+M Group was acquired by American company Sound United LLC.[5][6][7]

Holdings and brands[edit]


  1. ^ D&M Corporate History
  2. ^ "Denon and Marantz roll out AirPlay 2 support for select AV receivers". AppleInsider. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  3. ^ D&M press release
  4. ^ D&M press release
  5. ^ Aaron Levine (March 1, 2017). "Sound United Announces Acquisition of D+M Group". Sound United.
  6. ^ "Acquisition sees Denon, Marantz, joining Polk Audio parent company Sound United". Digital Trends. 2017-03-01. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  7. ^ "Audio alliance forged as Sound United and Polk acquire Denon and Marantz". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2018-09-19.

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