Marlin completes the acquisition of AppRiver

LOS ANGELES, October 5, 2017 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired AppRiver, LLC (“AppRiver” or the  “Company”), a leading provider of cloud-based cybersecurity and productivity software and services to over 53,000 companies worldwide. Headquartered in Gulf Breeze, Florida, AppRiver offers a comprehensive suite of security products, including advanced spam and virus filtering, web malware protection, email encryption, secure archiving and email continuity services. The Company is among the world’s largest providers of Office 365 and Secure Hosted Exchange, which are both backed by AppRiver’s award-winning, white-glove customer support.

“In a world with new and complex cybersecurity threats emerging daily, small and medium-sized businesses are increasingly looking to AppRiver as a trusted partner to keep their businesses productive and their information secure,” said Michael Murdoch, CEO and co-founder of AppRiver. “We are excited to mark a new chapter in AppRiver’s growth by partnering with Marlin and leveraging its extensive sector expertise and operational resources to further strengthen our product offering and expand our geographical footprint.”

“We are thrilled to partner with AppRiver and build upon its deep and long-standing customer relationships that have been established through a superior product offering and commitment to world-class support,” said Peter Chung, a principal at Marlin. “AppRiver is ideally positioned to lead and innovate in today’s security-conscious environment as businesses of all sizes continue to transition to a cloud-based deployment model. We look forward to helping AppRiver accelerate its growth by pursuing both organic and inorganic expansion opportunities, while continuing to deliver exceptional service to existing customers and partners.”

About Marlin Equity Partners     

Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm with over $6.7 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. Marlin invests in businesses across multiple industries where its capital base, industry relationships and extensive network of operational resources significantly strengthen a company’s outlook and enhance value. Since its inception, Marlin, through its group of funds and related companies, has successfully completed over 100 acquisitions. The firm is headquartered in Los Angeles, California with an additional office in London. For more information, please visit

About AppRiver

AppRiver offers cloud-based cybersecurity and productivity services to over 53,000 companies worldwide. Launched in 2002, primarily as a spam and virus filtering company, AppRiver has since added web malware protection, email encryption, secure archiving and email continuity to its suite of security services to establish itself among the world’s top providers of Office 365 and Secure Hosted Exchange mailboxes. All services are offered on a pay-as-you-use basis backed by its free, fully supported and award-winning 24/7 white-glove  Phenomenal Care™ customer service. AppRiver is headquartered in Florida and maintains offices in Georgia, Texas, New York, Switzerland and Spain.  For more information, please visit

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