Legrand, North America has acquired NuVo Technologies LLC, the Hebron, KY-based manufacturer of whole-home audio solutions. NuVo will continue to operate as an independent business within Legrand’s Home Systems division and focus on home audio markets under the NuVo brand name.
According to an announcement, the acquisition is consistent with Legrand’s strategy and business objective to acquire “market-leading companies” that complement its product line portfolio. The addition of NuVo’s multi-room audio systems strengthens Legrand’s audio offering across all of its professional channels.
“The acquisition of NuVo is of strategic importance as it provides us with a leading position in the whole-home audio market. We are now able to overtake other industry players and rapidly bring affordable, easy-to-integrate audio solutions to market,” said John Selldorff, president and CEO of Legrand North America. “These include systems that are intuitive, plug-and-play and user friendly. NuVo also strengthens our product lineup with its wireless audio distribution technology. This means we can provide consumers with better-integrated home audio systems and wider choices of both wired and wireless products. NuVo Technologies places Legrand’s home systems offering in a different league. We now bring together the best in all core subsystems.”
NuVo and Legrand say they will leverage their combined technologies to deliver “new, best-in-class stand-alone audio systems,” as well as sub systems of Legrand’s home automation solutions. With its expansive global reach throughout the custom electronics installation industry, NuVo further enhances Legrands overall network of dealers and distributors, the companies said.
“Being acquired by Legrand provides us with a vast array of upwards potential,” said David Rodarte, president of NuVo. “It allows us to take advantage of a number of important opportunities in key areas, including Legrand’s already well established relationships. They will provide us with the opportunity to utilize their vast resources in both people and technological capabilities that will catapult us into the next generation of audio delivery. Additionally, we gain access to a brand that is universally recognized and trusted in the electrical and home technology industries.”
Despite the acquisition NuVo’s leadership team will remain in place, according to the company.