Case Study

Blue Microphones LLC has been acquired by The Riverside Company

Transom Capital Group LLC (Transom) has sold Blue Microphones LLC (Blue) to The Riverside Company for an undisclosed consideration.

Blue was a portfolio company of Transom. Founded in 1995, Blue began by manufacturing high-performance microphones used by professional artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Sting and Coldplay. Blue was acquired by Transom in April 2008. Since then, the Los Angeles private equity firm grew the company by purchasing the assets of Summit Audio Inc., a manufacturer of high-end signal processors and microphone preamps, in April 2011.

The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm focused on investing in growing enterprises valued at up to US$250 million. The firm’s global portfolio includes more than 75 companies. Since its founding in 1988, Riverside has invested in more than 300 transactions.

Transom Capital Group (Transom) is a leading operationally focused private equity firm that acquires companies in the lower-middle market. Transom was founded in 2008 on the premise that classical training in business, strategy and finance can be leveraged through “real-world” experience to create differentiated results in private equity.

Oaklins' team in Los Angeles assisted Transom in the sale process.

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KEY DEAL CONTACTS

Adam Abramowitz

United States

Managing Director

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Gary S. Rabishaw

United States

Managing Director

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Greg Passani

United States

Associate

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