Marlin Equity Partners closes buy of Arcserve

Marlin Equity Partners has completed its acquisition of Arcserve. The seller was CA Technologies. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Minneapolis, Arcserve is a provider of data protection solutions.

PRESS RELEASE

MINNEAPOLIS – August 4, 2014 – Arcserve, LLC (“Arcserve”), announced that it began operations on August 1, 2014 as a standalone company following the completion of its sale to Marlin Equity Partners, a global investment firm with over $3 billion of capital under management. Arcserve is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and continues to conduct business and serve its 43,000 customers around the globe.

This transaction positions Arcserve to enter an exciting new expansion chapter as an independent company, continuing the execution of its long-term growth strategy. “In our recent fiscal year, we not only saw unprecedented growth, but we also launched a game-changing platform. Continuing our heritage as a very profitable organization, our incremental investments in the business are positioning us to aggressively accelerate our growth,” said Mike Crest, CEO, Arcserve.

With a presence in over 50 countries and with more than 100 distribution partners, the newly independent Arcserve will maintain its focus on delivering best-in-class unified data protection solutions to customers through its network of over 7,500 resellers and 700 managed services providers around the world.

“Our continued focus is to cut through the complexity and clutter in our customers’ data protection infrastructures and deliver complete, simple and cost effective solutions for virtual and physical systems,” continued Crest. “As an independent company, Arcserve will be more agile and entrepreneurial with accelerated investments and expanded market opportunities, allowing us to do more of what we do best – serve our customers with a single-minded purpose and drive the innovations that will help them achieve their goals.”

“As a result of the industry’s move to what IDC calls the 3rd computing platform – a new, more agile virtual infrastructure targeted to serve the needs of mobile, social, big data/analytics and cloud computing – data protection economics are driving the industry toward unified data protection platforms like Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP),” said Eric Burgener, research director, IDC’s Storage Practice. “Now that Arcserve is an independent entity, they will have more freedom to make targeted investments to accelerate their already double digit revenue growth over the last several years.”

“We are excited to see Arcserve emerge as an independent company that will continue to deliver innovative data protection solutions and can now be 100% focused on the data protection market,” said Todd O’Bert, president and CEO, Productive Corporation.

Customers and partners around the globe have broadly welcomed the recent Arcserve updated brand image and Arcserve UDP, its award-winning new platform. “Arcserve is 100% committed to our global network of distributors, resellers and service providers as a stand-alone company. We are looking forward to accelerating business opportunities and launching new programs,” said Chris Ross, VP of Global Sales, Arcserve. “The new company’s focus will enable us to further redefine the competitive landscape, leverage the successful introduction of Arcserve UDP, and aggressively challenge legacy niche and other complex solutions to provide a real alternative to end-users looking for enterprise class features delivered as a complete solution that is easy to deploy and manage.”

About Arcserve
Arcserve is a leading provider of data protection and recovery software that provides organizations with the assurance that they can recover their data and applications when needed. Founded in 1990, Arcserve provides a comprehensive solution for virtual and physical environments, on premise or in the cloud, backed by unsurpassed support and expertise. Our new unified architecture, Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP), drives a full range of highly efficient and integrated data protection capabilities through a simple, web-based user console.

Arcserve has an active customer base of 43,000 end users in more than 50 countries. The company partners with over 7,500 distributors, resellers and service providers around the world. Arcserve is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota with offices around the world. Visit www.arcserve.com.

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

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