MakeMusic names new CEO

  • Article by: STEVE ALEXANDER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 3, 2013 - 10:03 PM

Meanwhile, the music software company is going private via a tender offer.

MakeMusic, the Eden Prairie-based maker of music software, has named Karen VanDerBosch as its new CEO.

The announcement came two days after the company said it had completed the first step in its plan to be acquired by a private equity firm and cease being a public company.

VanDerBosch, formerly the company’s chief operating officer and chief financial officer, had been interim CEO since last June, when CEO Karen van Lith left the company.

The selection of a new CEO follows the completion earlier this week of a successful tender offer for MakeMusic by Leap Acquisition Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of LaunchEquity Acquisition Partners. As a result, Leap owned 89.4 percent of MakeMusic’s outstanding stock. Leap said its intention was to acquire the remaining shares and take MakeMusic private.

Steve Alexander • 612-673-4553

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