San Diego, CA (January 21, 2021)—Gaming accessory company Turtle Beach Chas acquired Neat Microphones, which produces digital USB and analog microphones.
Neat’s leadership team includes the former founders of Blue Microphones. The acquisition also enables Turtle Beach’s entry into the $2.3 billion global microphone market, which is experiencing rapid growth in the digital/USB accessories segment where Neat is focused. Through this acquisition, Turtle Beach adds nearly 40 Neat patents and nearly 70 Neat trademark registrations to its overall portfolio.
“We are entering the growing global streaming and microphone market with two significant advantages – the visionary leadership and engineering expertise behind some of the most renowned mics of the past 30-plus years, and Neat’s impressive 2021 product lineup,” said Juergen Stark, CEO, Turtle Beach Corporation. “Neat is a great fit with Turtle Beach’s 45-year legacy of audio innovation and expertise, and we’re thrilled to welcome Skipper Wise, Martins Saulespurens, and the rest of the Neat Microphones team to the Turtle Beach family.”
Skipper Wise, president of Neat, added, “We are absolutely thrilled to bring our team’s 100+ combined years of expertise to Turtle Beach to create groundbreaking microphone products. The market is ready for a new, high-quality, easy-to-use portfolio of digital microphones. Neat is the digitally native microphone brand that, with Turtle Beach’s extensive retail relationships and best-in-class global distribution, can bring this innovation to more people all over the world.”
Neat Microphones • www.neatmic.com
Turtle Beach • www.turtlebeach.com