Marlin completes majority investment in Whitlock

LOS ANGELES, October 15, 2019 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has completed a majority investment in Whitlock, a leading systems integrator and technology management firm that specializes in audiovisual (AV) and video collaboration (VC) solutions. The company’s comprehensive offering provides strategy, design, implementation, management and support services for AV and VC systems to enterprise customers worldwide.

“Whitlock provides services and support to meet the growing audiovisual and video collaboration needs of our customers,” said Doug Hall, CEO of Whitlock. “We are excited to partner with a global investment firm that understands the importance of collaboration solutions for the modern workplace. Our partnership with and support from Marlin allows us to remain the premier provider in our space as we enter the next phase of growth.”

“Whitlock’s strong partner network and loyal customer base are a testament to the value proposition that Doug and his team deliver to enterprise customers and vendor relationships globally,” said Ryan Wald, a managing director at Marlin. “Whitlock’s national footprint and deep expertise provide differentiation and a competitive edge within the collaboration solutions market. We look forward to partnering with Doug and the rest of Whitlock’s management team to achieve continued success.”

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 150 acquisitions. The firm is headquartered in Los Angeles, California with an additional office in London. For more information, please visit

About Whitlock
Whitlock is a provider of audiovisual (AV) and video collaboration (VC) solutions. The company’s primary services include strategic planning, roadmap consulting, enterprise management, workplace integration and managed support. Additional expertise includes “as a service” (aaS) opportunities as well as integrated design and deployment of furniture, surroundings, technologies and tools through their partnership with Herman Miller. Whitlock teams serve customers across a wide variety of industries, including the financial, high-tech, energy, healthcare, higher education, legal and federal government sectors. Whitlock delivers its solutions through the Global Presence Alliance, a global network of 30 leading AV and VC companies that span six continents and employ thousands of AV and VC professionals. Founded in 1956, Whitlock is headquartered in Richmond, VA with additional offices across the U.S. For more information, please visit

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