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Guitar Center

Guitar Center
1959 FOUNDED
PRIVATE STATUS
6K-11K EMPLOYEES
Buyout/LBO LATEST DEAL TYPE
5 FINANCING ROUNDS
3 INVESTMENTS
Description

Provider of musical equipment, designed to provide the best gear at a great low price. The company's musical instruments includes guitars, basses, amplifiers, keyboards, workstations, drums, percussion, microphones, PA systems, DJ equipment, stage lighting, studio gear and enables to find all the gear and popular instruments needed in one place. It also offers recording software and online recording studio services. It offers repair and maintenance services to the instruments sold.

Formerly Known As
Organ Center, The Vox Center
Ownership Status
Privately Held (backing)
Financing Status
Private Equity-Backed
Primary Industry
Other Consumer Durables
Other Industries
Other Commercial Services
Entertainment Software
Primary Office
5795 Lindero Canyon Road
Westlake Village, CA 91362
United States

+1 (801) 501-8847

Guitar Center Valuation and Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Post-Val Valuation/
EBITDA
Debt Status

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Guitar Center Investments & Acquisitions (3)

Company Name Date Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
000000'0 00000 00 01-Feb-2007 000000000000000000 Specialty Retail
000000 000000 31-Jan-2007 000000000000000000 0000 Catalog Retail 00000 000000000
Music & Arts Center 17-May-2005 Merger/Acquisition 0000 Recreational Goods
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Guitar Center Investors

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Participating Rounds Investor Since Board Seat Contact Info

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Guitar Center Executive Team (7)

Name Title Board
Seat
Contact
Info
Ron Japinga Chief Executive Officer & President
Timothy Martin Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
Todd Lyche Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Jeannine D'Addario Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer
Leland Smith EVP, Corporate Development & General Counsel
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Guitar Center Board Members (7)

Name Representing Role Since Contact
Info
0000 00000 Ares Private Equity Group Board Member 000 0000
0000000 000000000 Guitar Center Chairman 000 0000
000000 0000000 Self Board Member 000 0000

4 Former Board Members

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