Marlin Equity acquired Talkwalker

CatCap advised Marlin Equity on the acquisition of Talkwalker

Los Angeles, London, Luxemburg - January 2018 - Marlin Equity acquired Talkwalker, a leading provider of social media analytics and monitoring software.

Headquartered in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, with additional offices in the United States and Germany, Talkwalker’s subscription-based, multi-tenant cloud platform allows clients worldwide to protect brand reputation, better understand their customers and optimize marketing campaigns.

Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm with over $6.7 billion of capital under management.

“The social media analytics market is continuing to experience significant tailwinds as a rising number of users adopt social media and an increased share of advertising spend shifts towards social media platforms,” said Shawn McMorran, a partner at Marlin. “Talkwalker’s solutions are at the forefront of connecting customers’ social initiatives with real-time business insights and we look forward to leveraging our operational and financial resources to support Talkwalker’s exceptional management team and its rapid growth trajectory.”

CatCap identified Talkwalker for Marlin and advised them during the acquisition. 


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


About Talkwalker

Talkwalker is one of the world’s leading social media analytics companies. Its cutting-edge technology provides actionable social media insights through real-time social listening and advanced social media analytics. The company’s solutions help marketers prove the value of their social efforts and enhance the speed and accuracy of making business decisions. Talkwalker’s state-of-the-art social media analytics platform monitors and analyzes online conversations on social networks, news websites, blogs and forums in 187 languages. For more information, please visit

About CatCap und Globalscope

CatCap and the international M&A network Globalscope offer integrated cross-border M&A consulting services for medium-sized transactions. CatCap - a partner led corporate finance firm - advises businesses and shareholders to realise their strategic objectives ensuring the highest level of quality. CatCap is based in Hamburg and Munich with 30 employees. Globalscope has 54 members in 45 countries with more than 600 professionals worldwide.
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