Focusrite congratulates Gibson on Stanton Group acquisition

UK distributor Focusrite has congratulated Gibson on its acquisition of the Stanton Group and the formation of the Gibson Pro Audio Division, following news that no change in distribution is under consideration.

As the UK and Ireland distributor for Stanton Group brands KRK, Cerwin-Vega! and Stanton, Focusrite was excited to hear of the formation of the Gibson Pro Audio Division, with the Stanton brands’ future development being assured with this change of ownership from a private equity fund manager.

Focusrite also claimed that there will be increased investment in the R&D facility in Chatsworth, California, as the company will continue to invest in the promotion of KRK, Stanton and Cerwin Vega!.

Phil Dudderidge, Focusrite managing director, commented: "We look forward to continuing to work with Tim Dorwart, Stanton CEO, who becomes general manager of Gibson Pro Audio, and global sales directors Nils Karsten (KRK) and Steve Van Laere (Stanton and Cerwin Vega!). We have been assured that it will be business as usual under the new ownership."