Marlin portfolio company Longview Solutions acquires arcplan

LOS ANGELES and LONDON, March 31, 2015 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired arcplan Holding GmbH (“arcplan”), a global provider of business intelligence and corporate performance management (CPM) software. The company’s unified business analytics platform enables organizations to make informed, data-driven planning and reporting process decisions that increase efficiency, lower costs and drive revenue growth. arcplan will be merged with Longview Solutions (“Longview”), a Marlin portfolio company, creating a fully integrated product suite that meets the needs and addresses the key financial analytics requirements of enterprise customers.

“arcplan is a strategic acquisition, which broadens and strengthens Longview’s existing CPM and tax provisioning software platform,” stated John Power, CEO of Longview. “The combination accelerates Longview’s product development roadmap and significantly expands the global opportunities for the company.”

Shawn McMorran, a partner in Marlin’s London office, added, “arcplan is highly complementary and provides Longview with new business intelligence functionality and enhanced analytics capabilities. The acquisition also underscores Marlin’s commitment to strengthening Longview’s leadership position in the industry.”

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

About Longview Solutions
Founded in 1994, Longview provides business intelligence, corporate performance management and tax provisioning software solutions to enterprises worldwide. The company’s flagship product, Longview 7, is a unified, scalable platform that automates any one, or combination of the following financial processes: financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, modeling, disclosure management, statutory consolidation, management reporting, profitability analytics, tax data collection, tax provision/reporting and tax planning. Longview’s customers rely on the company’s solutions to create a single-source system to better manage their businesses and significantly improve data integrity, decision-making, visibility and financial transparency. Longview has been recogonized as a “Visionary” in the Gartner CPM Magic Quadrant for the last 7 years and is routinely ranked as having some of the highest customer satisfaction metrics in the industry. For more information, please visit

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