Marlin acquires majority stake in Talkwalker

LOS ANGELES and LONDON, January 11, 2018 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired a majority stake in Talkwalker, a leading provider of social media analytics and monitoring software. Headquartered in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, with additional offices in the United States and Germany, Talkwalker’s subscription-based, multi-tenant cloud platform allows clients worldwide to protect brand reputation, better understand their customers and optimize marketing campaigns.

“Our proprietary technology, leading artificial intelligence platform and unwavering focus on finding the right solution for each and every customer has made Talkwalker a leader in the social media analytics space,” said Robert Glaesener, CEO of Talkwalker. “Marlin has a long and proven history of working with high-growth software businesses and we are delighted to have a partner that shares our ambition to accelerate growth in both existing and new markets.”

“The social media analytics market is continuing to experience significant tailwinds as a rising number of users adopt social media and an increased share of advertising spend shifts towards social media platforms,” said Shawn McMorran, a partner at Marlin. “Talkwalker’s solutions are at the forefront of connecting customers’ social intiatives with real-time business insights and we look forward to leveraging our operational and financial resources to support Talkwalker’s exceptional management team and its rapid growth trajectory.”

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 Talkwalker

Talkwalker is one of the world’s leading social media analytics companies. Its cutting-edge technology provides actionable social media insights through real-time social listening and advanced social media analytics. The company’s solutions help marketers prove the value of their social efforts and enhance the speed and accuracy of making business decisions. Talkwalker’s state-of-the-art social media analytics platform monitors and analyzes online conversations on social networks, news websites, blogs and forums in 187 languages. For more information, please visit

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