The acquisition comes after the founders of DeltaLive, Paul Keating and Mark Bonner, sold their Dubai-based operations, DeltaSound to PRG. DeltaLive has been a long-standing client of L-Acoustics, as a member of the L-Acousitcs Certified Provider Network. The relationship between the two had recently been strengthened by the introduction of L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound, which DeltaLive UK deployed at the BBC Proms 2018 at Royal Albert Hall.
Hervé Guillaume, CEO of L-Acoustics Group, commented: “Welcoming DeltaLive UK into the L-Acoustics Group of companies was a natural next step in our already productive relationship, but DeltaLive UK’s positioning within the group and in relation to L-Acoustics Network of Certified Providers is totally clear.
“DeltaLive UK will continue to operate independently under the joint management of Mark Bonner and Paul Keating, with no change to the services or conditions of sale, rental and production that the company has been providing over the last thirty years. The medium-term strategy is for DeltaLive UK to venture into markets that have remained unexplored by L-Acoustics.”
Keating added: “Delta has always had a strong professional and friendly relationship with L-Acoustics. Excuse the pun, but very much the French connection. This year is our thirtieth year and we felt it was time to move the business forward for the future. As Hervé mentioned, nothing will change in terms of the day-to-day management of the company, and the excellent team at DeltaLive UK will continue to exceed customer and audience expectations.
“L-Acoustics is a great fit. With the company’s leading technology and reputation for the highest quality audio products and performance, we are excited by our next phase of development. In particular, the revolutionary L-ISA technology will strengthen our specialist audio services to clients. At a personal level, I am really looking forward to the challenge ahead and working closely with L-Acoustics, growing their private, lifestyle and sound art sector. There are exciting times ahead!”