2021

Marlin completes strategic growth investment in Dozuki

LOS ANGELES, October 18, 2021 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has completed a strategic growth investment in Dozuki, a leading workforce training software platform, purpose-built for manufacturing shop floor operations. The company’s comprehensive product suite combines multimedia authoring tools, document management and approval workflows, language translation and robust reporting, among other key features, that enable manufacturers to provide frontline employees with a modern digital learning experience.

“This transaction represents an incredible growth opportunity for Dozuki. With Marlin’s financial support and operational expertise, we look forward to bringing our industry-leading solution to even more ...

Marlin portfolio company StarCompliance acquires Ideagen’s Pentana Compliance Division

LOS ANGELES, October 14, 2021 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Pentana Compliance (formerly known as Redland Solutions) from Ideagen. The acquired solutions, notably, Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) and Training and Competency (T&C) capabilities, will be integrated with StarCompliance (“Star”), a Marlin portfolio company, expanding Star’s compliance suite to more comprehensively address regulatory risks and further enhancing Star’s integrated product suite as a leading global compliance platform.

“This acquisition highlights Star’s ongoing commitment to innovation, bolstering our product portfolio to help clients more effectively navigate evolving regulation demands with best-in-class, ...

Marlin portfolio company Puzzel acquires Vergic

LOS ANGELES and LONDON, October 11, 2021 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Vergic Group AB (“Vergic”), a leading digital-first customer engagement platform that offers technology solutions through video, artificial intelligence and supported messaging as well as collaboration tools that improve customers’ online experiences. Headquartered in Malmo, Sweden, and with customers throughout Europe, the company’s solution enables customer service teams to prioritize the right customer on a timely basis to deliver the best service across the most efficient channel. Vergic will be merged with Puzzel, an existing Marlin portfolio company, further ...

Marlin completes growth investment in Linnworks

LOS ANGELES and LONDON, September 29, 2021 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has completed a majority-control, growth investment in Linnworks Ltd (“Linnworks”), a leading e-commerce enablement and automation software platform. Linnworks’ comprehensive software platform connects, manages and automates e-commerce operations by enabling multi-channel listings, order, inventory and shipping management, as well as insights and e-commerce analytics. Linnworks’ clients use the platform to offer more convenient customer experiences through selling where their customers are and managing their commerce operations in a centralized location. Headquartered in Chichester, U.K., the company processes over $9 billion ...

Marlin completes growth investment in ProcessUnity

LOS ANGELES, September 28, 2021 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has completed a majority-control, growth investment in ProcessUnity, a leading provider of third-party risk and cybersecurity management software solutions. The company’s comprehensive SaaS platform identifies and remediates risks posed by third-party service providers by combining a robust vendor services catalog with risk process automation and dynamic reporting to streamline third-party risk activities while capturing key supporting documentation and ensuring adherence to compliance and regulatory requirements. Long Ridge Equity Partners (“Long Ridge”), the company’s majority shareholder since 2018, will retain a significant minority ...

Marlin portfolio company nShift acquires Webshipper

LOS ANGELES and LONDON, September 22, 2021 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Webshipper, a leading e-commerce shipping platform. The company’s cloud delivery management solutions seamlessly connect e-commerce providers with an extensive library of global carriers, enabling the ordering and shipping process to be faster, more reliable and highly automated. Based in Denmark, Webshipper will be merged with nShift, an existing Marlin portfolio company, further elevating nShift’s market position in Denmark and bringing attractive new product capabilities that elevate and enhance nShift’s offering globally.

“The acquisition of Webshipper provide us with a ...

Marlin signs definitive agreement to acquire and merge Smarp with existing portfolio company COYO

LOS ANGELES and LONDON, September 16, 2021 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Smarp, a leading Finland-based global provider of employee communications and advocacy software. Smarp will be merged with COYO, a Marlin portfolio company, combining COYO’s leading social intranet and employee engagement functionality with Smarp’s powerful employee communications and advocacy platform. Together, the combined business will serve over 700 customers across the U.S., U.K. and Europe, and provide an integrated solution for the next-generation digital workplace.

“Prior to the pandemic, forward-thinking businesses were already beginning to ...

Marlin portfolio company Clarus Commerce acquires PrizeLogic

LOS ANGELES, September 9, 2021 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired PrizeLogic, the largest independent provider of digital consumer engagement and incentivization solutions. Through its Engage™ platform, the company combines industry-leading insights with turnkey data activation to power highly engaging incentive programs for Fortune 500 brands and retailers. PrizeLogic will be merged with Clarus Commerce, an existing Marlin portfolio company, bringing together comprehensive loyalty, rebate and promotion capabilities to create an end-to-end, purpose built product suite designed to increase brand engagement and effectively meet customer needs.

“The acquisition of PrizeLogic represents an ...

Marlin completes majority investment in Rydoo

LOS ANGELES and LONDON, September 1, 2021 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has completed a majority investment in Rydoo, a leading global SaaS solution for managing expense reports and business travel. The company’s software platform offers end users and finance departments the ability to efficiently manage travel and expenses in one single tool, while delivering significant ease-of-use and transparency to customers. Both the Sodexo Group and the current management team will invest into a minority position in the company.

“Rydoo’s mission is to offer businesses the most user-friendly travel and expense solution, while ...

Marlin portfolio company nShift (formerly Unifaun and Consignor) acquires Returnado and launches unified brand

LOS ANGELES and LONDON, August 23, 2021 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Returnado, a Stockholm-based e-commerce returns and shipment management provider by Unifaun and Consignor, which were merged in February 2021.  The merged businesses, along with Returnado, have been rebranded as nShift (the “Company”) under the leadership of Lars Pederson as new CEO. The launch of nShift creates a leader in cloud delivery and returns management solutions for e-commerce shops, retailers, manufacturers and third-party logistics (“3PL”) companies globally. Marlin and Francisco Partners will remain the majority stakeholders in nShift.

Through the acquisition ...

Marlin portfolio company Talkwalker acquires Reviewbox

LOS ANGELES and LONDON, August 23, 2021 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Reviewbox, a unified review analytics and management platform. The company’s software enables global brands to analyze and manage e-commerce reviews, while also improving their understanding of customers’ needs and buying preferences. Reviewbox will be merged with Talkwalker, an existing Marlin portfolio company, further enhancing Talkwalker’s consumer intelligence platform with additional product review capabilities and e-commerce-related data integrations, including product reviews, product catalogs and pricing.

“The acquisition of Reviewbox elevates our market-leading consumer intelligence platform to the next level,” said ...

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 the acquisition of Consignor and combination with Unifaun

LOS ANGELES and LONDON, February 17, 2021 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Consignor, an Oslo-based provider of shipping and delivery management solutions, and merged it with Unifaun, an existing portfolio company of Marlin. The combination creates a leading global provider of cloud transportation connectivity solutions, bringing together two highly complementary and scalable SaaS-based offerings that will benefit from having best-of-breed feature/functionality and greater geographic diversification, as well as expanding the combined company’s ability to address a range of Transport Administration Systems (“TAS”) and other supply chain execution capabilities. Marlin partnered ...

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 ...