I am struggling to think of a smaller company that’s gotten better after being acquired by a bigger one.
I cringe at the aftermath of Harmon’s purchase of Infinity, and JBL, and I wince at the results following Sound United’s big gulps of Denon, Polk, Marantz, B&W, Def Tech, Boston, and Classe. The list seems to be endless.
None of those brands retains any semblance of its former glory.
And it’s not just the audio industry. Shop in Whole Foods after Amazon’s purchase.
Surely there must be some advantages to being swallowed by a bigger company with heavy resources and financial freedom.
I just cannot think of any.