Case Study

Distribution & Supply Chain Management and Applied Technology & Digital Media
Premier global manufacturer of PTZ cameras, professional AV solutions and a full suite of Unified Communication and Collaboration products for the audiovisual, videoconference and broadcast markets
Minnetonka, Minnesota
Thompson Street Capital Partners
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Thompson Street Capital Partners retained BlackArch Partners to assist in realizing a return on their investment in Vaddio (the “Company”) and to find a new partner positioned to capitalize on the Company’s powerful position in the AV channel.

BlackArch's Customized Solution

BlackArch designed a tailored marketing process that targeted financial sponsors and strategic acquirors with experience in distribution and technology sectors. The BlackArch team illustrated Vaddio’s differentiated vertically integrated channel position and opportunities for growth within the $11 billion U.S. Video Collaboration, Capture and Distribution market with a digital, interactive Confidential Information Presentation. Where appropriate, certain potential acquirors received in-person or telephonic roadshow presentations and detailed additional analyses. To help interested parties understand the Company’s unique and highly profitable business model, marketing materials included sales, margin and order size by customer and product level analyses.


Vaddio received interest from financial sponsors and strategic acquirors. Vaddio was acquired by Milestone AV Technologies, a Pritzker Group Private Capital company and a major provider of branded AV accessories worldwide.