Shearman And Sterling

News January 26, 2018

Financing for Marlin Equity Partners’ Acquisition of Majority Stake in Talkwalker

Shearman & Sterling advised Marlin Equity Partners, a global private equity firm with over $6.7 billion of capital under management, on debt financing in relation to Marlin Equity Partners' acquisition of a majority stake in social media analytics company TalkWalker. The financing consisted of a New York law-governed term loan and revolving credit facilities.

Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm 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 100 acquisitions. The firm is headquartered in Los Angeles, California with an additional office in London.

Talkwalker is a listening and analytics company that helps over 1,000 brands and agencies to optimize the impact of their communication efforts. The company provides businesses with a platform to protect, measure and promote their brands worldwide, across all communication channels. The company is headquartered in Luxembourg and has offices in New York City, San Francisco and Frankfurt.

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