Marlin acquires select Payment Systems assets of Unisys and forms Burroughs

LOS ANGELES, February 4, 2010 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired select Payment Systems assets of Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) and has subsequently formed a new company, Burroughs Payment Systems (“Burroughs”). Burroughs is a leading provider of hardware and related services that address the image capture and payment processing needs of financial institutions, remittance processors and retailers worldwide. The company’s products and services allow customers to process check and cash payments quickly and securely while reducing operating costs and improving efficiencies related to payment processing.

“Burroughs is a market leader in the payment processing industry with a brand that has been recognized for over 100 years,” said Andy Martinez, Principal at Marlin. “Marlin will enable Burroughs to pursue an aggressive growth strategy by leveraging the company’s brand, cutting edge technology and experienced management team.”

“We are very excited to partner with Marlin and return to the Burroughs name, once considered one of the most recognized and highly regarded names in business,” commented Alan Howard, President & CEO of Burroughs. “Marlin’s financial and operational expertise, combined with our industry-leading products and focus on customer service, will enable us to capitalize on opportunities to further enhance customer satisfaction and increase market share.”

Mike Zawalski, Operating Partner at Marlin, stated, “Marlin is committed to providing the financial and strategic resources and oversight to accelerate growth. We look forward to working with the Burroughs management team to build long-term value by growing the company organically and by making near-term acquisitions.”

About Marlin Equity Partners
Marlin Equity Partners is a Los Angeles, California-based private investment firm with over $1 billion of capital under management. The firm is focused on providing corporate parents, shareholders and other stakeholders with tailored solutions that meet their business and liquidity needs in special situations. Marlin invests in businesses across multiple industries that are in the process of undergoing varying degrees of operational, financial or market-driven change where its capital base, industry relationships and extensive network of operational resources significantly strengthens a company’s outlook and enhances value. Since its inception, Marlin, through its group of funds and related companies, has successfully completed over 30 acquisitions. For more information, please visit

About Burroughs Payment Systems
Burroughs is a Plymouth, Michigan-based global provider of document and payment processing image technology, cash management solutions and services to financial institutions and retailers. The company’s products provide banks and commercial customers with safe, secure and prompt document and cash processing which improves operational efficiencies and payment security. With over 100 years of history, Burroughs is recognized as the industry leader in image processing technology from web-enabled branch and merchant capture devices to high-speed reader/sorters in some of the largest payment processing centers worldwide. For more information, please visit

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