2019

Marlin portfolio company Puzzel acquires Logicalware

LOS ANGELES and LONDON, December 9, 2019 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Logicalware Ltd. (“Logicalware”), a leading provider of email automation and customer service ticketing software. Headquartered in Scotland, and with customers across the U.K., U.S. and Australia, Logicalware’s best-in-class suite of customer service  software solutions allow agents to efficiently and cost-effectively manage their customer support services. Logicalware will be merged with Puzzel, an existing Marlin portfolio company, further strengthening Puzzel’s Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) offering by providing users an omni-channel end-to-end view of each customer interaction and ...

Marlin portfolio company Medius acquires Wax Digital

LOS ANGELES and LONDON, November 19, 2019 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Wax Digital (“Wax”), a leading provider of sourcing and procurement solutions. The company’s innovative procurement and spend management software allows organizations to reduce costs, control spend, improve compliance and minimize risk throughout the purchasing lifecycle. Wax will be merged with Medius AB (“Medius”), a Marlin portfolio company, transforming Medius from a market-leading accounts payable-focused solution into a comprehensive product suite with full source-to-pay capabilities, while also significantly expanding the company’s European footprint.

“The decision to join forces with Wax ...

Marlin portfolio company Serenova acquires ProScheduler

LOS ANGELES, November 18, 2019 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired ProScheduler WFM (“ProScheduler”), a leading provider of contact center workforce management (“WFM”) solutions. The company’s data-driven optimization technology helps organizations improve employee engagement and workforce productivity through dynamic forecasting and scheduling of their contact center agent workforce. ProScheduler will be merged with Serenova, a Marlin portfolio company, further enhancing Serenova’s existing portfolio of contact center-as-a-service (“CCaaS”) solutions by adding new, advanced scheduling functionality.

“With this acquisition, Serenova is once again redefining the evolution of the contact center market to help our ...

Marlin completes majority investment in Whitlock

LOS ANGELES, October 15, 2019 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has completed a majority investment in Whitlock, a leading systems integrator and technology management firm that specializes in audiovisual (AV) and video collaboration (VC) solutions. The company’s comprehensive offering provides strategy, design, implementation, management and support services for AV and VC systems to enterprise customers worldwide.

“Whitlock provides services and support to meet the growing audiovisual and video collaboration needs of our customers,” said Doug Hall, CEO of Whitlock. “We are excited to partner with a global investment firm that understands the importance ...

Marlin completes growth equity investment in SmartSearch

LOS ANGELES and LONDON, October 9, 2019 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has completed a growth equity investment in SmartSearch Ltd. (“SmartSearch”), a leading U.K.-based provider of automated regulatory technology software focused on anti-money laundering and know your customer compliance solutions. The company’s multi-tenant SaaS platform allows clients to maintain and comply with the latest compliance regulations, improve customer experience in the onboarding process, and benefit from significant time and cost savings for traditionally manual processes.

“We have created a fully-integrated platform capable of addressing the compliance obligations of one of the world’s ...

Marlin portfolio company Bazaarvoice acquires Influenster

LOS ANGELES, August 28, 2019 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Influenster, a leading product discovery and reviews platform with nearly six million community members worldwide. The company’s product offering allows brands to generate reviews and social content, license its user-generated content (“UGC”) to their online shopping pages to improve conversion and gain new consumers and receive product insights through in-depth review analysis. Influenster will be merged with Bazaarvoice, a Marlin portfolio company, further strengthening Bazaarvoice’s market position as the leading provider of product reviews and UGC solutions and expanding Bazaarvoice’s ...

Marlin completes the acquisition of HotSchedules and Fourth

LOS ANGELES, July 10, 2019 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired HotSchedules and Fourth, two leading providers of workforce, inventory and operations management solutions to the global restaurant and hospitality industry. Marlin has merged the two companies to create the industry’s most comprehensive back-of-house software-as-a-service (SaaS) suite delivering a fully integrated inventory management, workforce management, payroll and intelligent cost-control operations platform. The combined company’s software solutions now serve customers in over 120,000 locations worldwide, with employees spread globally across offices in the U.S., APAC and U.K. Insight Partners (“Insight”) has partnered ...

Marlin completes the acquisition of Clarus Commerce

LOS ANGELES, July 8, 2019 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Clarus Commerce (“Clarus”), a leading provider of premium loyalty programs for retailers. The company offers its clients a comprehensive technology platform for developing turnkey subscription loyalty programs, and assists with program design, implementation, management, and ongoing support and optimization. The investment was made alongside management and Norwest Venture Partners, who will hold a minority stake in the company.

“We are excited to partner with a global investment firm that understands the value of premium loyalty programs to brands and retailers,” said Tom Caporaso, CEO of Clarus. “Given their ...

Marlin portfolio company Logi acquires Zoomdata

LOS ANGELES, June 10, 2019 -Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Zoomdata, Inc. (“Zoomdata”), a leading analytics platform for big data and live streaming data. The company’s unique and patented streaming technology allows users to gain real-time visibility into dynamic data sets that are too large and take too long to analyze with conventional business intelligence tools. Zoomdata will be merged with Logi Analytics (“Logi”), a Marlin portfolio company, further enhancing Logi’s embedded analytics platform with new big data and live streaming functionality and significantly expanding Logi’s global partner network with key channel and technology partners.

“The nature of data is constantly evolving,” said ...

Marlin Announces Strategic Minority Investment by Blackstone

LOS ANGELES and LONDON, May 16, 2019 – Marlin Equity Partners, a global investment firm, today announced that Blackstone’s (NYSE: BX) Strategic Capital Group has made a passive, minority investment in the firm. 

Blackstone’s Strategic Capital Group is part of Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (BAAM) and specializes in minority partnerships with leading alternative asset managers. This investment will allow Marlin to continue to invest in and further expand its global investment platform, strengthen the commitment to and alignment with its diversified investor base, and leverage the global resources and capabilities of Blackstone.

Since its inception in 2005, Marlin has rapidly grown to become a leading global investment firm ...

Marlin completes the acquisition of Puzzel

LOS ANGELES and LONDON, May 6, 2019 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Puzzel, a leading European provider of cloud-based contact center software solutions. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, and present in 6 European markets including the UK, Puzzel’s best-in-class, multi-tenant contact center as a service (“CCaaS”) platform allows clients worldwide to manage and optimize their customer interactions across voice, email, chat and social media channels.  

“Puzzel’s leading position in the market, knowledgeable employees and pioneering technology platform positions us well to successfully scale our business,” said Børge Astrup, CEO of Puzzel. “Marlin has a proven track record ...

Marlin portfolio company Mapp signs definitive agreement to acquire Webtrekk

LOS ANGELES, April 30, 2019 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Webtrekk Group GmbH (“Webtrekk”), a leading provider of marketing analytics and customer intelligence software. The company offers a GDPR-compliant, enterprise-grade customer intelligence solution that enables marketers to optimize the customer experience through data-driven, precisely targeted and personalized campaigns. Webtrekk will be merged with Mapp, a Marlin portfolio company, enhancing Mapp’s cloud-based digital marketing platform with advanced analytics and customer intelligence capabilities, while also bolstering the company’s German footprint and European presence. Closing of the transaction, which is subject to applicable regulatory clearances and other customary closing ...

Marlin completes the acquisition of Skuid

LOS ANGELES, April 16, 2019 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has completed a majority recapitalization of and growth investment in Skuid, Inc. (“Skuid”), a leading no-code, design first cloud application development platform.  The company’s comprehensive software solution seamlessly integrates with multiple databases and unifies disparate data sources to improve workflow processes that enable developers and non-technical users to design, develop and rapidly deploy enterprise applications.

“We sought to partner with a global investment firm that has a history of empowering companies with game-changing technologies,” said Ken McElrath, founder and CEO of Skuid. “Marlin shares our ...

Marlin completes the acquisition of Worksoft

LOS ANGELES, February 25, 2019 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has completed a majority recapitalization of and growth investment in Worksoft, Inc. (“Worksoft”), a leading provider of an end-to-end, continuous test automation platform for packaged applications. The company’s solutions enable enterprise customers to conduct automated business process discovery, test creation and execution, analytics and documentation of cross-application workflows that support mission critical processes.

“Digital transformation has enabled vendors across a wide range of industries to improve product offerings, drive deeper engagement with customers and optimize selling and marketing efforts, but has also demanded these enterprises ...

Marlin portfolio company Logi acquires Jinfonet

LOS ANGELES, February 12, 2019 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Jinfonet Software, Inc. (“Jinfonet”), a leading provider of embedded analytics and reporting software. The company’s solutions empower companies to embed highly customizable reports and dashboards into web applications that allow end users to make better business decisions by helping them create, visualize and interact with their data. Jinfonet will be merged with Logi Analytics (“Logi”), a Marlin portfolio company, further enhancing Logi’s embedded analytics platform with new reporting capabilities and creating the market leader of embedded analytics solutions.

“With software becoming ...

Marlin portfolio company eMDs acquires Aprima

LOS ANGELES, January 30, 2019 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, eMDs, Inc. (“eMDs”) has acquired Aprima Medical Software, Inc. (“Aprima”), a leading provider of electronic health record (EHR), practice management (PM) software and revenue cycle management (RCM) solutions to ambulatory care organizations. The combination of eMDs and Aprima creates a world-class provider of fully integrated financial, administrative and clinical solutions that are utilized by more than 63,000 providers in over 26,000 practices and hospitals worldwide.

“Our acquisition of Aprima represents an exciting growth opportunity for both businesses,” said Derek Pickell, CEO of eMDs. ...