Marlin completes the acquisition of International Business Systems

LOS ANGELES and LONDON, June 30, 2015 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of International Business Systems (“IBS”), a global provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) software to the distribution industry. IBS’s industry-leading ERP platforms, IBS Enterprise and Bookmaster, and Dynaman, a best-of-breed warehouse management system, are used by customers worldwide to streamline, automate and accelerate their operations, and drive profitability and efficiency. Based in Stockholm, Sweden, with additional offices in 18 countries, the company serves over 1,000 customers across a variety of industries including pharmaceuticals, third-party logistics, food and beverage, consumer goods, automotive and publishing.

Douglas Braun, the CEO of IBS, stated, “We are excited to be working in partnership with Marlin to enhance our product offering while continuing to deliver outstanding value to our customers. The acquisition is great news for IBS and our customers and partners.”

Shawn McMorran, a partner in Marlin’s London office, added, “IBS competes in a rapidly growing market with a superior product offering, blue-chip customer base and highly talented management team. We believe the company stands to benefit from our deep domain expertise in enterprise resource planning software and look forward to supporting IBS in their next phase of growth.”

About Marlin Equity Partners
Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm with over $3 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 strengthens a company’s outlook and enhances value. Since its inception, Marlin, through its group of funds and related companies, has successfully completed over 90 acquisitions. The firm is headquartered in Los Angeles, California with an additional office in London. For more information, please visit

About IBS
IBS is a global provider of enterprise resource planning and supply chain management software to the distribution industry. IBS specializes in solving the toughest business problems in distribution, allowing companies to maximize and control lean supply chains, leverage new revenue channels and optimize their business. Delivered through the cloud or as a managed service, IBS’s software suite streamlines, automates and accelerates critical supply chain processes, from inventory planning, purchasing and supplier management through warehouse operations, value-added services and demand management. Customers in over 40 countries rely on IBS’s best-in-class solutions to drive dramatic improvements in their operations and build their foundation for growth. For more information, please visit

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