Guitar Center Overview

  • Founded
  • 1959
Founded
  • Status
  • Private
  • Employees
  • 13,000
Employees
  • Latest Deal Type
  • Bankr. Admin/​Reorg
  • Financing Rounds
  • 12
  • Investments
  • 7

Guitar Center General Information

Description

Retailer of music instrument. The company engages in the repair, maintenance, and sales of various musical instruments including guitars, basses, amplifiers, keyboards, workstations, drums, percussion, microphones, DJ equipment, stage lighting, and studio gear and provides customers with various musician-based services where musicians of all ages and skill levels can learn to play a variety of instruments in many music genres.

Contact Information

Formerly Known As
Organ Center, The Vox Center
Ownership Status
Privately Held (backing)
Financing Status
Formerly PE-Backed
Primary Industry
Recreational Goods
Other Industries
Other Commercial Services
Primary Office
  • 5795 Lindero Canyon Road
  • Westlake Village, CA 91362
  • United States
+1 (801) 000-0000

Guitar Center Timeline

2017201820192020
Financing RoundCaptured Employee CountEstimated Employee Growth
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Guitar Center Valuation & Funding

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

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Guitar Center Comparisons

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Primary
Industry
HQ Location
Employees
Total Raised
Post Valuation
Last Financing Details
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Guitar Center Competitors (4)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
Professional Music Technology Formerly PE-Backed Liverpool, United Kingdom 000 000000&0
0000 00000000 Private Debt Financed Oxnard, CA 000000000 -
00000000 0000000 0 Corporation NJ
00000000000000 Corporation National City, CA
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Guitar Center Executive Team (19)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Ron Japinga Chief Executive Officer
Mohit Parasher President, Business Solutions
Timothy Martin Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
Ravi Balwada Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
Anne Buchanan Chief Human Resources Officer & Senior Vice President
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Guitar Center Board Members (10)

Name Representing Role Since
0000000 000000 Ares Management Board Member 000 0000
0000000 000000000 Self Chairman 000 0000
00000 000000 Ares Private Equity Group Board Member 000 0000
00000 00000000 Ares Management Board Member 000 0000
000000 0000000 Self Board Member 000 0000
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Guitar Center Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Growth
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %ile
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

Key Data Points

Twitter Followers

5.5k

Similarweb Unique Visitors

15.0K

Majestic Referring Domains

314

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Guitar Center Investors

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info

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Guitar Center Investments & Acquisitions (7)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
000000 000000 0000 16-Jan-2019 0000000000 Electronics (B2C) 000 0000000
00000 000000 00000 22-Dec-2017 0000000000 Electronics (B2C) 000 0000000
000000'0 00000 00 01-Feb-2007 000000000000000000 Specialty Retail
000000 000000 31-Jan-2007 000000000000000000 0000 Catalog Retail 00000 000000000
Hermes (Four Stores in Texas) 22-May-2006 Corporate Asset Purchase Buildings and Property 00000 000000000
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Guitar Center Subsidiaries (3)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
Audio Visual Design Group Electronics (B2C) San Rafael, CA 1996
000000 000000 Catalog Retail Westlake Village, CA 0000
00000 & 0000 00000 Recreational Goods Frederick, MD 0000
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