• Sale of PDT Limited to
    CMS Distribution Limited

Sale of PDT Limited to
CMS Distribution Limited

Deal TypeM&A
IndustryRetail & Consumer

PDT is the parent company of five market leading Musical Instrument brands, RockJam, Martin Smith, Music Alley, Windsor Music and Singing Machine. For example, the RockJam brand is one of the largest providers of complete entry level packages for electrical musical instruments across the globe. It’s keyboards and electric guitars are consistent best sellers on the Amazon platform in mainland Europe and America. The Company is led by an ambitious founder, who was looking for an opportunity to stay involved but find a partner to really drive and scale the business further. The acquisition by CMS Distribution, a leading specialist distributor supplying business and consumer technologies across Europe and APAC, will really allow PDT to grow as it takes advantage of its global infrastructure.

"It started with the production of the IM, which was so incredible it made me want to buy my own company! Laura and her team were superb right from the start. Always firm and fair, but with the right amount of fun and flexibility. The sales process was unfortunately extended due to external circumstances. I would have given up early on but Laura was determined and tenacious. In addition, as other advice was required, it could be obtained within BDO both in the UK and overseas which proved the value of a diversified organisation with global offices rather than a smaller boutique type of outfit. Laura also steered me towards a trade sale which in retrospect was the right choice for me as I wanted to continue my activities within the company after the sale. I thoroughly recommend Laura and her team and BDO to navigate you through what can be a daunting and difficult process for a business owner."

David Holder, Founder, PDT Limited