2021

Marlin portfolio company COYO acquires Jubiwee

LOS ANGELES and LONDON, July 20, 2021 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Jubiwee, a leading employee engagement analytics platform. The company’s software provides powerful engagement analytics and smart surveys that enable organizations to communicate and engage with their employees more effectively, while improving retention and productivity. Based in Paris, France, Jubiwee will be merged with COYO, an existing Marlin portfolio company, further enhancing COYO’s 360-degree employee communications platform and supporting its strategic priority to accelerate international expansion beyond its market leading presence in the DACH region.

“The acquisition of Jubiwee pushes ...

Marlin signs definitive agreement to complete growth equity investment in Learning Pool

LOS ANGELES and LONDON, June 16, 2021 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has signed a definitive agreement to complete a majority growth investment in Learning Pool, a market-leading eLearning company. Headquartered in Derry, Northern Ireland, Learning Pool serves over 1,100 middle-market and enterprise customers across the U.K. and U.S. with a full suite of eLearning products and services. The completion of the transaction is subject to applicable regulatory clearances and other customary closing conditions.

“Our market-leading products, combined with our passionate and talented employees allow us to deliver exceptional value to our customers and partners,” ...

Marlin Equity Partners closes €675 million for second Europe fund

LOS ANGELES and LONDON, June 7, 2021 – Marlin Equity Partners, a leading global investment firm, is pleased to announce the final closing of Marlin Heritage Europe II, L.P. (“Heritage Europe II” or the “Fund”), with €675 million of total capital commitments, more than double the size of its predecessor fund. The Fund successfully closed over its target with strong support from existing limited partners and significant interest from new global investors.

Heritage Europe II is a continuation of the investment strategy employed by Marlin for over 15 years and by its predecessor fund, Marlin Heritage Europe, L.P. The ...

Marlin signs definitive agreement to complete growth equity investment in iBanFirst

LOS ANGELES and LONDON, May 27, 2021 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has signed a definitive agreement to complete a growth investment in iBanFirst SA (“iBanFirst”), a cloud-based, financial services provider delivering solutions across banking borders. The company’s self-serve B2B FX management platform facilitates the execution of B2B payments, FX and hedging transactions across industry verticals and geographies, that are faster, more user-friendly and less expensive than traditional banking options.  iBanFirst’s solutions help customers minimize FX risk and accelerate supply chains, and are utilized by thousands of enterprises, exchanges and investment funds ...

Marlin completes growth equity investment in Exegy and Vela

LOS ANGELES, May 20, 2021 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has completed a growth equity investment in Exegy and Vela, two leading providers of global market data solutions that power the mission-critical trading operations of financial institutions. Marlin has merged the two companies to create a dominant, end-to-end provider of premier market data solutions and managed services with the capability to deliver normalized real-time market data from exchanges to global market participants.

“We are delighted to partner with Exegy and Vela to support the combination of two industry leaders,” said Nick Lukens, a ...

Marlin completes growth equity investment in ABBYY

LOS ANGELES, May 19, 2021 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has completed a growth equity investment in ABBYY PLC (“ABBYY” or the “Company”), a leading provider of intelligent document processing (“IDP”) solutions. With more than 30 years of experience, over 200 supported languages and multiple document intelligence offerings, ABBYY is a market-leading, highly configurable document automation solution trusted by over 5,000 enterprises globally. The Company has a rich history of innovation, including its recently launched Vantage and Timeline products, which offer customers IDP and process insights and monitoring. These solutions help enterprises ...

Marlin portfolio company Virgin Pulse acquires Advanced Plan for Health

LOS ANGELES, March 15, 2021 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Advanced Plan for Health, a leading population health analytics platform. The company’s comprehensive predictive analytics solutions enable customers to identify, manage and reduce high-cost health risks associated with their populations, pinpoint and close gaps in care and increase chronic condition compliance through targeted health interventions. APH will be merged with Virgin Pulse, a Marlin portfolio company, accelerating and expanding Virgin Pulse’s Homebase for Health™ platform strategy and better positioning the company to promote behavior change and reduce gaps in care ...

Marlin portfolio company RevenueWell acquires PBHS

LOS ANGELES, February 23, 2021 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has completed a majority growth investment in Protective Business & Health Systems, Inc. (“PBHS”), a provider of digital marketing solutions for dental offices and other healthcare organizations across the U.S. and Canada. PBHS will be merged with RevenueWell, an existing Marlin portfolio company, nearly doubling the company’s customer base and further supporting the company’s mission to deliver a unified, integrated solution that simplifies patient acquisition and retention, and drives practice growth for dental practices.

“PBHS has long been an industry leader in patient ...

Marlin completes growth investment in Lengow

LOS ANGELES and LONDON, February 15, 2021 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has completed a majority-control, growth investment in Lengow SAS (“Lengow”), a leading e-commerce automation SaaS platform. Lengow’s best-in-class software platform helps customers streamline their e-commerce strategy, allowing them to centralize, automate and optimize sales performance across a comprehensive range of channels, including comparison sites, performance marketing sites and digital marketplaces. Headquartered in France, Lengow’s solutions reach a diverse customer base of European brands and retailers across multiple industries, including fashion, luxury, sports, home and electronics.

“Our leading platform offers the deepest and ...

Marlin completes growth investment in TaxSlayer

LOS ANGELES, January 8, 2021 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has completed a growth investment in TaxSlayer, a leading value-oriented provider of tax preparation software. The company’s proprietary online, desktop and mobile software allows U.S. consumers and tax professionals to prepare and electronically file federal and state income tax returns. During the 2020 tax season, TaxSlayer was used to file more than 10 million returns, representing $15 billion in refunds.

“We are proud to have built industry-leading software that has streamlined the tax filing process for consumers and tax professionals alike, allowing millions ...