Marlin-backed COYO buys Jubiwee

COYO, a portfolio company of Marlin Equity Partners, has acquired Jubiwee, a Paris-based employee engagement analytics platform.

COYO, a portfolio company of Marlin Equity Partners, has acquired Jubiwee, a Paris-based employee engagement analytics platform. No financial terms were disclosed.

PRESS RELEASE

LOS ANGELES and LONDON, July 20, 2021 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Jubiwee, a leading employee engagement analytics platform. The company’s software provides powerful engagement analytics and smart surveys that enable organizations to communicate and engage with their employees more effectively, while improving retention and productivity. Based in Paris, France, Jubiwee will be merged with COYO, an existing Marlin portfolio company, further enhancing COYO’s 360-degree employee communications platform and supporting its strategic priority to accelerate international expansion beyond its market leading presence in the DACH region.

“The acquisition of Jubiwee pushes our company and product to the next level, while accelerating our international expansion in France, one of our priority markets,” said Jan Marius Marquardt, CEO of COYO. “Jubiwee has gained strong traction across blue-chip customers in the French market through its best-in-class engagement analytics platform. In joining forces with Jubiwee, we have added another flexible and intuitive solution to our growing 360-degree employee communications platform.”

“The employee engagement market is growing tremendously, and the COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced demand for tools that enhance employee communications,” said Thibaud Martin, CEO of Jubiwee. “We are delighted to partner with COYO in order to fully capitalize on this shift. In combination with COYO, we can offer an end-to-end employee engagement and communications suite. Our products’ complementary capabilities will drive increased customer value and ensure we can address our customers’ evolving needs.”

“The acquisition of Jubiwee significantly strengthens COYO’s employee engagement capabilities with analytics that enable companies to measure sentiment and refine their communications strategies,” said Mike Wilkinson, a principal at Marlin. “We are extremely excited by the broader market opportunity and remain committed to further capitalizing on COYO’s strong position, by driving both organic and inorganic growth through additional investment in the platform.”

About Marlin Equity Partners
Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm with over $7.6 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 185 acquisitions. The firm is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, with an additional office in London. For more information, please visit www.marlinequity.com.

About COYO
COYO is the 360-degree employee communications platform that strengthens collaboration, motivation and culture in organizations. With the combination of a social intranet and a social employee app, companies reach all employees and actively support exchange. As a leading German provider of employee communications software headquartered in Hamburg, COYO offers companies an intuitive and centralized solution that makes it easy to reach all employees, improve internal communication and promote a culture of feedback. COYO allows a device- and location-independent communication channel for all company-relevant information and social exchange. Further information is available at www.coyoapp.com.