Guitar Center - M&A Summary, Ownership, and Business Overview


Guitar Center M&A Summary

Guitar Center has acquired 1 company of its own, including 1 in the last 5 years.

Guitar Center has acquired in 1 US state. The Company’s most targeted sectors include electrical equipment (100%).

Guitar Center Ownership

Who owns Guitar Center?

Guitar Center is owned by Ares Private Equity Group and The Carlyle Group. It was acquired on November 21, 2020.

Is Guitar Center PE-backed?

Yes. Guitar Center is owned by private equity investors Ares Private Equity Group and The Carlyle Group.

Was Guitar Center formerly PE-backed?

Yes. Guitar Center was formerly owned by 3 private investors.

Guitar Center Business Overview

Where is Guitar Center headquartered?

Guitar Center is headquartered in Westlake Village, California.

How many employees does Guitar Center have?

Guitar Center has 7,350 employees.

What sector is Guitar Center in?

Guitar Center is a retail company.

When was Guitar Center founded?

Guitar Center was founded in 1959.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity1
    • M&A Buy Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 1
  • Total Countries Invested 1

Guitar Center

Guitar Center, Inc.

5795 Lindero Canyon Road,
Westlake Village, California 91362
United States,
(818) 735-8800

Guitar Center is a retailer of guitars, amplifiers, percussion instruments, keyboards and pro-audio and recording equipment. The Company was formed in 1959 and is headquartered in Westlake Village, California.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Tunnel Vision Technology, Inc. 2019-01-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois ·
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Electrical Equipment 1 (100%) - - -
Total 1 - - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 1 - - -
  Illinois 1 - - -
Total 1 - - -

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