Baird's Investment Banking Group is pleased to announce the following transaction:

November 2021
PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc.
Sale to Fender Musical Instruments Corporation
Technology & Services
Baird served as exclusive financial advisor to PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc. on this transaction

PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc. (“PreSonus” or the “Company”) recently entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (“FMIC”). The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of regulatory approvals.

PreSonus builds innovative tools for musicians, content creators, producers and audio engineers and empowers a community of professional and enthusiast users in every setting. The Company is a leading designer and manufacturer of recording and live-sound hardware and software solutions that solve real-world problems for working creatives. Wherever sound takes you, PreSonus is there to help. PreSonus was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Fender has revolutionized music and culture as one of the world's leading musical instrument manufacturers, marketers and distributors. Fender Musical Instruments Corporation whose portfolio of owned and licensed brands includes Fender®, Squier®, Gretsch® guitars, Jackson®, EVH®, Charvel® and Bigsby® follows a player-centric approach to crafting the highest quality instruments and digital experiences across genres. FMIC was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

For additional information about this transaction, please contact:

Trish Renner +1-303-270-6347
Alex Murrill +44-20-7667-8564
John Moriarty +1-303-270-6325
Sara DePalma +1-312-609-7096
Simon Pearson +44-20-7667-8409
Satoshi Matsumoto +1-646-557-3201