Melbourne audio-visual integrator Rutledge AV acquired by US-based Diversified

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Melbourne audio-visual integrator Rutledge AV acquired by US-based Diversified

Melbourne-based Rutledge AV has been acquired by US-based system integrator Diversified for an undisclosed sum.

The deal marks Diversified’s entry into Australia and expands its Asia-Pacific presence beyond Japan and South Korea.

"We are very excited to be part of Diversified. The merger was a logical choice with numerous similarities between our businesses and Diversified's innovative approach to the technology services industry,” Rutledge AV chief executive Andrew Morrice said.

“We can't wait to start working together as one team."

Rutledge AV offers audio-visual solutions from its eight Australian offices with 350 staff. It will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Diversified, while Morrice will lead Diversified's Australian expansion.

"I'm very excited for this endeavor, expanding our capabilities into the Australian market and being a true global technology partner for our clients," Diversified chief executive Fred D'Alessandro said.

"The Rutledge team and everything they've built is a testament to their strengths as an organisation and the synergy of our cultures, always a key deciding factor, promises continued growth and opportunity."

Apart from audio-visual solutions, Diversified also specialises in IT integrations, cabling, digital signage, electronic security and more.

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