Marshall Amps sold to Swedish speaker company, bringing an end to family ownership

Marshall Amps have been acquired by the firm behind Marshall headphones – here AC/DC perform with their amp stack
AC/DC performing in 1978 with their customary stack of Marshall Amps (Image credit: Ron Pownall Photography / Getty)

Iconic British guitar amp manufacturer Marshall Amps is being acquired by Swedish firm Zound Industries – the company that currently produces Marshall headphones and speakers under license from the amp brand. 

According to Zound CEO Jeremy de Maillard, the two firms will now sit under a new privately owned umbrella company, The Marshall Group, with the Marshall family owning a 24% stake in the new company.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor,

Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.