Marlin announces the acquisition of XKO Software from XKO Group plc

LOS ANGELES, October 12, 2006 – Marlin Equity Partners today announced the acquisition of XKO Software Ltd from XKO Group plc. XKO is a leading UK-based provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the building supply chain, wholesale distribution and other specialist product markets throughout the UK.

David McGovern, Managing Director of Marlin Equity Partners, said, “We are pleased to complete another acquisition in the ERP software market. XKO is an exciting addition to our portfolio given its strong installed customer base and next generation product offerings. We are very excited about ...

Marlin portfolio company Intuitive Manufacturing Systems acquires Relevant Business Systems

SAN RAMON, Calif., February 15, 2006 – Relevant Business Systems, a premier Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software provider to project-oriented manufacturers, announced today that it has received a significant investment from Marlin Equity Partners, a leading private equity firm based in El Segundo, California. Marlin’s investment will enable Relevant to fully exploit its position as a premier mid-market ERP provider by accelerating Relevant’s product development and expanding its sales and marketing capabilities.

“Marlin’s investment in Relevant reflects our continued interest in the ERP software market,” said David McGovern, Managing Director of Marlin Equity Partners. “Over the years, the Relevant ...