Marlin portfolio company StarCompliance acquires Ideagen’s Pentana Compliance Division

LOS ANGELES, October 14, 2021 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Pentana Compliance (formerly known as Redland Solutions) from Ideagen. The acquired solutions, notably, Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) and Training and Competency (T&C) capabilities, will be integrated with StarCompliance (“Star”), a Marlin portfolio company, expanding Star’s compliance suite to more comprehensively address regulatory risks and further enhancing Star’s integrated product suite as a leading global compliance platform.

“This acquisition highlights Star’s ongoing commitment to innovation, bolstering our product portfolio to help clients more effectively navigate evolving regulation demands with best-in-class, purpose-built solutions and robust global support,” said Jennifer Sun, CEO of Star.

“This transaction advances Star’s product leadership, complementing its innovative internal roadmap with strategic acquisitions that accelerate clients’ access to valuable, integrated capabilities,” said Hemal Patel, a principal at Marlin. The SMCR and T&C offerings will be immediately available to all Star customers and prospects, with no service interruption to existing clients.

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 StarCompliance

StarCompliance is a leading provider of compliance technology solutions. Trusted globally by enterprise financial firms—including asset managers, investment banks, broker-dealers, PE firms, insurance companies and stock exchanges—the STAR Platform empowers organizations to achieve regulatory compliance while safeguarding their integrity and business reputations. Through a configurable, 360-degree view of employee activity, STAR software enables firms to automate the detection and resolution of potential areas of conflict while streamlining daily workflows and increasing efficiencies. For more information, please visit

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