D+M Group

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 , 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 April 2014, D+M Group sold Denon Professional, Marantz Professional, and Denon DJ to inMusic.[5] In February 2017, D+M Group was acquired by American company Sound United LLC.[6][7][8]

Holdings and brands


  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. ^ Robinson, Dave. "inMusic targets installation after D&M Professional deal". Pro Sound News Europe. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  6. ^ Aaron Levine (March 1, 2017). "Sound United Announces Acquisition of D+M Group". Sound United.
  7. ^ "Acquisition sees Denon, Marantz, joining Polk Audio parent company Sound United". Digital Trends. 2017-03-01. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  8. ^ "Audio alliance forged as Sound United and Polk acquire Denon and Marantz". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2018-09-19.

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