Corporate Divestitures

Marlin is a trusted and reliable partner throughout the divestiture process. We maintain an open dialogue with the seller to understand its primary objectives in exiting a non-core division and tailor solutions to meet those needs. As a result, Marlin has succeeded in structuring “win-win” outcomes in some of the most challenging and complex situations.

Marlin understands that protecting a parent company’s reputation and interests is critical in any corporate divestiture process and we are focused on providing seamless transactions with minimal disruption to customers, employees, vendors and partners. Marlin utilizes a relationship driven approach, gained through years of experience, and works collaboratively with corporate parents before, during and after the divestiture phase. In addition, we have the operational and financial resources to support an acquired company’s growth, both organically and through acquisitions.

Since 2005, we have successfully completed over 100 acquisitions, including more than 30 divestitures, throughout North America and Europe.

We seek to acquire business units that exhibit one or more of the following characteristics:

  • $10 million to $2 billion in revenue (current profitability not a requirement)
  • Experiencing some form of financial, operational or market-related transition
  • Product lines or brands that lack standalone infrastructure (existing management team not a requirement)
  • Operating in a fragmented industry with opportunities for consolidation

Spotlight Client Case Study

Creativity & Flexibility: Acquired Three Divisions of Compuware

Compuware Corporation (formerly NASDAQ:CPWR), a provider of mainframe application development and performance optimization software solutions, decided to launch a strategic review process in response to activist investor pressure. After evaluating several strategic alternatives to maximize shareholder value, the Compuware Board decided to divest three non-core businesses – two software divisions (Changepoint and Uniface), and one IT services division (Lochbridge).