Midwich announce second international acquisition in under a fortnight

PUBLISHED: 17:01 06 September 2018 | UPDATED: 17:01 06 September 2018

Stephen Fenby, Managing Director of Midwich in Diss.

Stephen Fenby, Managing Director of Midwich in Diss.

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One of East Anglia’s fastest growing companies has added to their audio-visual portfolio by acquiring a French audio company.

Midwich has purchased Sound Directions France, which trades as Perfect Sound, just a week after announcing their addition of German broadcast and video products firm, Bauer und Trummer GmbH.

Midwich has proven interest in the audio distribution market, having acquired Spanish brand Earpro SA and British brand Sound Technology last year.

Managing director Christophe Palluat de Besset will remain with the company, as will head of sales Antonio Fernandes.

They will report to Mathieu Payet, Managing Director of the Midwich Group’s French organisation Sidev SAS.

Mr Payet said: “I am delighted to welcome Christophe, Antonio and the rest of the Perfect Sound team to the Midwich Group. The technical expertise and experience of Perfect Sound in the audio market provide an excellent complement to Sidev’s offering in the French video market. We look forward to working together to provide our customers with support across both of these technology solutions.”

Midwich, based in Vince’s Road, Diss, reported a turnover of £471.9m in 2017.

Christophe Palluat de Besset, managing director of Perfect Sound, said: “We are excited by the prospect of joining the Midwich Group and working with our new colleagues. We are ambitious to take our audio business to the next level and further enhance the service we can provide to our customers and vendors.

“Midwich’s expertise in the European audio market, coupled with the synergies of working with Sidev, make the Midwich Group an ideal partner to achieve this.”

Midwich has also recently announced that they will be opening another UK site at Segro Park in Bracknell, Berkshire next year.

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