Marlin portfolio company AVI-SPL acquires SKC Communications

LOS ANGELES, December 20, 2021 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired SKC Communications, a leading provider of audiovisual (A/V) and unified communications and collaboration (“UCC”) solutions that designs, builds and manages technology for enterprise collaboration. The company offers expertise in cloud voice services and unified communications as a service (UCaaS) that enable innovative hybrid work strategies for customers which allow global employees to remain connected and engaged both remotely and in-person. SKC Communications will be merged with AVI-SPL, an existing Marlin portfolio company, further enhancing AVI-SPL’s customer experience through deepened UCC voice proficiency, stronger U.S. geographic presence and more robust e-commerce sales. Together, the comprehensive experience and knowledge of the combined company will accelerate hybrid work and learning strategies, and elevate the user experience to ensure customers maximize the benefits of digital workplace transformations.

“SKC has built deep relationships across its loyal customer base by offering highly effective UCC enterprise enablement. We’re thrilled to partner with such an incredibly talented team and welcome them to AVI-SPL,” said John Zettel, CEO of AVI-SPL. “As a combined company, we’ll be able to offer additional services across more geographies to our customers, as we aim to become the UCC services provider and employer of choice globally.”

“UCC is increasingly becoming the backbone of organizations’ hybrid work and learning strategies,” said Alex Beregovsky, a managing director at Marlin. “The acquisition of SKC adds highly complementary UCC expertise to AVI’s existing product portfolio, which will enrich the customer experience for both companies, while providing additional scale to better serve customers across the North American market.”

About Marlin Equity Partners

Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm with over $7.7 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 190 acquisitions. The firm is headquartered in Los Angeles, California with an additional office in London. For more information, please visit

About SKC Communications

SKC Communications designs, builds and manages technology for unified collaboration using A/V, UC, cloud voice and headsets to seamlessly collaborate, communicate and connect employees. SKC has developed long-standing business relationships by exceeding customer expectations and providing unparalleled service and support. Headquartered in Kansas City, and with regional offices in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, New York, Oklahoma City and Omaha, SKC has over 300 employees that bring a wide range of experience and technical certifications to effectively serve clients nationwide. For more information, please visit

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