2018

Marlin portfolio company AppRiver acquires Total Defense

LOS ANGELES, October 10, 2018 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Total Defense, Inc. (“Total Defense”), a leading provider of subscription-based endpoint security software, including virus and malware protection, for consumers and small businesses. Total Defense will be merged with AppRiver, a Marlin portfolio company, further strengthening AppRiver’s suite of cloud-based security and productivity services.

“Our focus in 2018 has been expanding our capabilities to become the channel’s most trusted provider of SMB security solutions.” said Kevin Hatch, AppRiver’s CFO. “Our partners have consistently told us they prefer the simplicity of dealing ...

Marlin Completes Acquisition of CEB Challenger and Effortless Experience Solutions Business from Gartner, Inc

LOS ANGELES, September 5, 2018 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired the CEB Challenger and Effortless Experience Solutions Business (“Challenger” or the “Company”) from Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT). Challenger offers a suite of professional skills development, intelligence and workflow solutions that are underpinned by the world-renowned, research-based Challenger™ and Effortless Experience™ sales and marketing methodologies. Challenger embeds proven and sustainable strategies, processes and tools into organizations’ sales, marketing and customer service workflows to dramatically improve sales results, drive revenue and enhance customer loyalty. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Marlin portfolio company AdvancedMD acquires NueMD

LOS ANGELES, July 9, 2018 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Nuesoft Technologies (“NueMD”), a provider of practice management, electronic health records and revenue cycle management SaaS solutions. NueMD will be merged with AdvancedMD, a Marlin portfolio company, further strengthening AdvancedMD’s market leading position as the unified clinical and workflow solution of choice for independent physician practices and medical billing services.

“We are excited to partner with the NueMD team and continue our pursuit of creating a world-class cloud platform purpose-built for independent physicians and clinicians,” said Michael Anderson, a managing director ...

Marlin completes the acquisition of Bulk TV and DCI

LOS ANGELES, June 11, 2018 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Bulk TV & Internet (“Bulk TV”) and DCI Design Communications LLC (“DCI”), two leading providers of free-to-guest television solutions and network connectivity to the lodging and institutions (“L&I”) industry. Marlin has merged the two leaders to create one of the L&I industry’s largest video, internet and voice service providers. This powerful combination of network technology systems will deliver the industry’s only platform capable of truly meeting the highest quality video, high-speed internet and voice communication needs of the L&I industry.

“Bulk ...

Marlin completes the acquisition of FrontStream

LOS ANGELES, May 30, 2018 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired FrontStream, Inc. (“FrontStream”), a leading provider of software solutions for non-profit fundraising and corporate giving. The company provides a vertically integrated fundraising platform that helps nonprofit and corporate customers manage peer-to-peer and online auctions more effectively and gain clearer insight into donor, volunteer and charitable event activity.

“With more nonprofits and companies actively seeking to raise funds, our next generation, all-in-one SaaS fundraising platform has become a critical resource for companies looking to provide a personalized engagement experience for donors, members, ...

Marlin portfolio company Qualitest acquires software testing division from NCC Group plc.

LOS ANGELES and LONDON, May 24, 2018 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired NCC Group SDLC Limited (“NCC ST”), the software testing business unit of NCC Group plc. NCC ST is a leading specialist and provider of tailored solutions in software testing, quality assurance and test consultancy in the U.K., including performance and functional testing, bespoke automation tools and digital transformation assurance services. NCC ST will be merged with QualiTest, a Marlin portfolio company, further strengthening QualiTest’s sector expertise in public-sector and financial services projects and expanding its U.K. presence.

“The acquisition of ...

Marlin completes acquisitions and merger of Virgin Pulse and RedBrick Health

May 22, 2018, LOS ANGELES, CA – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Virgin Pulse and RedBrick Health (“RedBrick”), two leading global providers of employee wellbeing solutions. Marlin has merged the two industry pioneers to create the world’s largest, most comprehensive digital health and engagement company. This powerful combination will deliver the industry’s only fully integrated digital platform with benefits navigation and live coaching to support global clients and members across the entire health, wellbeing and benefits lifecycle.

“Our investment, which brings together two leaders in the health and wellbeing market, underscores our ...

Marlin signs definitive agreement to acquire Orasi

LOS ANGELES and LONDON, May 16, 2018 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has signed a definitive agreement with Orasi Software, Inc. (“Orasi”), to acquire its Atlanta-based Testing Services Division (“TSD”). TSD supports its customers across the complete software quality lifecycle by providing market-leading automated testing, application performance intelligence, test data management and coverage, and continuous delivery and integration services. At closing, which is subject to customary conditions, TSD will be merged with QualiTest, a Marlin portfolio company, further expanding QualiTest’s footprint in the U.S. and deepening its domain expertise in the media, retail, ...

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 ...