LOS ANGELES and LONDON, May 6, 2019 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Puzzel, a leading European provider of cloud-based contact center software solutions. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, and present in 6 European markets including the UK, Puzzel’s best-in-class, multi-tenant contact center as a service (“CCaaS”) platform allows clients worldwide to manage and optimize their customer interactions across voice, email, chat and social media channels.
“Puzzel’s leading position in the market, knowledgeable employees and pioneering technology platform positions us well to successfully scale our business,” said Børge Astrup, CEO of Puzzel. “Marlin has a proven track record of supporting and partnering with high-growth software businesses and we look forward to working with them to execute our strategic plan to accelerate growth, bring new and added functionality to our customers and expand into new markets.”
“In Puzzel, we saw a business with a comprehensive omni-channel CCaaS solution that is both scalable and flexible, and designed to support contact centers of all sizes,” said Mike Wilkinson, a vice president at Marlin. “The company has experienced tremendous growth across Europe that is being further fueled by feedback and advocacy from market-leading customers. We are excited to partner with an exceptional management team to seek new partnerships, invest in new opportunities to enhance the product suite and expand the company’s geographic presence.”
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 140 acquisitions. The firm is headquartered in Los Angeles, California with an additional office in London. For more information, please visit www.marlinequity.com.
Puzzel is a leading cloud-based contact center software provider and one of the first pioneers to develop a cloud-based contact center offering. Today, the company combines its omni-channel technology with artificial intelligence capabilities to provide comprehensive, end-to-end customer interaction solutions in an age of digitization. Puzzel was recognized as a Challenger in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant report for Contact Center as a Service in Western Europe for the fourth consecutive year given its strong growth, functional capabilities, strengths in standards and compliance, customer service and support. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices in six European markets including the U.K., the company serves more than 900 customers across 40 countries. For more information, please visit www.puzzel.com.
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