AVI-SPL Acquires Anderson Audio Visual

TAMPA, Fla. – November 30, 2016 – AVI-SPL, the global leader in enterprise grade audio visual (“AV”) systems integration and collaboration solutions, today announced the acquisition of Anderson Audio Visual (“Anderson”). Anderson’s market leading regional capabilities will strengthen AVI-SPL’s presence in high growth markets and expand AVI-SPL’s industry leading global support and services platform to current and prospective customers.

Headquartered in San Diego, CA, Anderson has six locations (four in California, one in Texas, and one in North Carolina).  Ranked as the industry’s 17th largest revenue generator in 2015, Anderson has earned the trust of some of today’s marquee organizations, including several highly recognized technology companies. Contributing significantly to Anderson’s success is its mission and commitment to customers, a philosophy it shares with AVI-SPL. The merger strengthens AVI-SPL’s resources in regions and markets with strong demand for digital workplace transformation and global standardization and positions the combined company to further meet the needs of its customers.

“As part of our strategic growth plan, we want to deepen our resources in areas we are witnessing high demand, like the tech sector in California,” said John Zettel, CEO of AVI-SPL. “Adding AVI-SPL’s global capabilities and award-winning managed services, with Anderson’s top talent and culture of agility makes this a great day for our teams and our customers.”

Since announcing its new relationship in April 2016, AVI-SPL and private equity firm H.I.G. Capital have expressed their shared desire for AVI-SPL to expand its resources and capabilities to widen its gap as the leading total solutions provider for workspaces around the world. With the welcoming of Anderson to the company, as well as the recent opening of its German office to support organizations throughout Europe, AVI-SPL has taken the initial steps in achieving this strategy.

Shane Parkes, Anderson’s co-founder and CEO commented, “We look forward to the strategic alliance of AVI-SPL and Anderson. The combined company will offer an unmatched global scale and services platform for our customers, while continuing to offer high quality local AV solutions.”

“Shane and the Anderson team have built a meaningful fast growth business over the past twenty years,” added Zettel. “AVI-SPL is thrilled to share this significant next step in our growth plan together with them.”


AVI-SPL designs, builds, integrates, and supports systems and environments that enable communication and collaboration. AVI-SPL has highly trained and certified system engineers in offices throughout the United States, Canada, and EMEA in addition to an international network of solution providers in 30 countries. Visit avispl.com for more information or connect with AVI-SPL on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

About Anderson AV

Anderson, based in San Diego, California, is a market leading regional AV and VC solutions and services provider in the west coast and Texas. Anderson provides customers with design, engineering, procurement, integration and installation of AV and VC systems for corporate office space, educational facilities, military facilities and a variety of other end markets.

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