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Samsung Bets Big on All Things Audio with Harman Acquisition – What Are the Implications in Home Audio?

November 21, 2016  | Subscribers Only

Paul Erickson Paul Erickson Senior Research Analyst, Service Provider Technology

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In November 2016, Samsung announced the acquisition of audio industry stalwart Harman International for $8 billion in cash. The deal is Samsung’s largest acquisition ever, and gives the company instant entry into the OEM in-car entertainment market.

Under the terms of the deal, Harman would continue to operate as a separate subsidiary, retaining its own brand as well as brands under its umbrella such as JBL, AKG, Harmon Kardon, Infinity, Crown Audio, Martin Professional, Mark Levinson, Revel, Becker, and Lexicon. 

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