Marlin acquires FrontStream


Marlin Equity Partners has acquired Cambridge, Massachusetts-based FrontStream Inc, a provider of software solutions for nonprofit fundraising and corporate giving. No financial terms were disclosed.

PRESS RELEASE

LOS ANGELES, May 30, 2018 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired FrontStream, Inc. (“FrontStream”), a leading provider of software solutions for non-profit fundraising and corporate giving. The company provides a vertically integrated fundraising platform that helps nonprofit and corporate customers manage peer-to-peer and online auctions more effectively and gain clearer insight into donor, volunteer and charitable event activity.

“With more nonprofits and companies actively seeking to raise funds, our next generation, all-in-one SaaS fundraising platform has become a critical resource for companies looking to provide a personalized engagement experience for donors, members, volunteers and employees alike,” said Bill Wood, FrontStream’s president and CEO. “With Marlin as our partner, we are confident that we can accelerate our growth strategy and innovation pipeline – ultimately, making it easier and more gratifying for people to connect with and support the causes they care about.”

“We are thrilled to add FrontStream to our exciting portfolio of growing technology businesses and further advance the company’s vision of providing charities and companies with inventive solutions to raise money, engage employees and make a positive contribution to their communities,” said Nick Lukens, a principal at Marlin. “With its new, next generation Panoramaä platform, the company is ideally positioned to lead at a time when nonprofits are increasingly exploring ways to creatively engage donors and optimize fundraising through online, social and mobile channels. We look forward to supporting FrontStream during its next phase of growth.”

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

About FrontStream
FrontStream is a leading provider of software and payment processing solutions that help charities and companies raise money, engage constituents and make a positive impact. The company’s Panorama platform offers a full suite of management tools for constituent relationships, auctions, charity events, peer-to-peer and online fundraising, employee giving, volunteering and gift matching that have helped more than 10,000 customers raise billions in donations. The company employs over 200 professionals and is based in Cambridge, MA with additional offices in the US, Canada and Australia. To learn more, visit www.frontstream.com.