2018

Marlin portfolio company AppRiver acquires Roaring Penguin

LOS ANGELES, March 26, 2018 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Roaring Penguin Software Inc. (“Roaring Penguin”), an Ottawa-based provider of email security solutions. The company offers anti-spam and anti-virus email filtering software to a broad base of managed service providers, internet service providers, universities, governments and commercial businesses throughout North America and Europe. The acquisition bolsters AppRiver’s footprint in Canada, further diversifying its global customer base and adding a local presence in a key market from which AppRiver can accelerate sales of its proprietary cybersecurity solutions and its Office 365 ...

Marlin portfolio company Bazaarvoice acquires AddStructure

LOS ANGELES, February 23, 2018 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired AddStructure Inc. (“AddStructure”), a provider of state-of-the-art search and discovery applications for e-commerce companies. The company’s SaaS platform utilizes machine learning and natural language processing technology to analyze large amounts of consumer-generated content (“CGC”) and deliver relevant product search results that help consumers make faster, more informed buying decisions. AddStructure has been merged with Bazaarvoice, a Marlin portfolio company, adding new content analysis capabilities and strengthening Bazaarvoice’s core  ratings and reviews platform.

“As consumer behavior continues to evolve, brands and retailers ...

Marlin portfolio company Anexinet acquires Propelics

LOS ANGELES, February 21, 2018 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Propelics, Inc. (“Propelics”), a leading provider of mobile strategy and mobile application development solutions for enterprise clients. The company’s proven mobile engagement methodology fast-tracks enterprise customers for mobile success by helping them develop mobile strategies, tackle new technologies, and build intuitive mobile applications that simplify business processes and enable more engaging and productive mobile interaction. Propelics has been merged with Anexinet, a Marlin portfolio company, accelerating Anexinet’s modernization and digital business strategy and adding proven expertise in mobility solutions.

“Propelics has ...

Marlin completes the acquisition of Inkling Systems

LOS ANGELES, February 13, 2018 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Inkling Systems, Inc. (“Inkling”), a leading enterprise software platform for field workforce operations management.  Inkling’s multi-tenant, single instance SaaS offering, Inkling Knowledge, is a category-defining smart content system that helps businesses onboard employees, deploy standard operating procedures and launch new products across a range of industry segments. Its newest product, Inkling Collaboration, combines communications, task management and data analytics into a unified platform that enables retailers and franchisors to better manage, monitor and gain visibility into field performance across their ...

Marlin completes take-private acquisition of Bazaarvoice

LOS ANGELES, February 1, 2018 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”), a global investment firm, announced today that it has completed the take-private acquisition of Bazaarvoice, Inc. (Nasdaq: BV), a leading provider of consumer-generated content (“CGC”), advertising and personalization solutions. The transaction, originally announced on November 27, 2017, was completed on February 1, 2018, with Bazaarvoice stockholders receiving $5.50 per share in cash. Bazaarvoice’s stockholders approved the transaction at a special meeting held on January 29, 2018.

“Our long-term strategy is to help brands and retailers around the world use CGC to enhance the customer experience and stand out in ...

Marlin acquires majority stake in Talkwalker

LOS ANGELES and LONDON, January 11, 2018 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired a majority stake in Talkwalker, a leading provider of social media analytics and monitoring software. Headquartered in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, with additional offices in the United States and Germany, Talkwalker’s subscription-based, multi-tenant cloud platform allows clients worldwide to protect brand reputation, better understand their customers and optimize marketing campaigns.

“Our proprietary technology, leading artificial intelligence platform and unwavering focus on finding the right solution for each and every customer has made Talkwalker a leader in the social media analytics ...