Marlin Equity buys EdgeAQ

Marlin Equity Partners said Nov. 21 that it has acquired EdgeAQ LLC. Financial terms weren’t announced. EdgeAQ, of Nashville, provides a cloud-based product content network as well as home improvement configuration software and services.

PRESS RELEASE

LOS ANGELES, November 21, 2016 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired EdgeAQ, LLC (“Edgenet”), a leading provider of cloud-based product content network (“PCN”) and home improvement configuration software and services. The company’s comprehensive suite of SaaS solutions enable the exchange of detailed product information that can be utilized by retailers, manufacturers and suppliers to manage product data and streamline sales processes. Edgenet’s PCN software platform allows suppliers to collect, upload and share product information, marketing attributes and logistical data with retailers and its configuration tools help facilitate and simplify the design, ordering and manufacturing of configurable products including windows, doors, decking and fencing.
“Edgenet represents an attractive platform for growth and an industry-leading provider of product content and configuration solutions,” said Jonah Sulak, a partner at Marlin. “We are excited to partner with the Edgenet team and look forward to supporting them as they continue to expand the depth and breadth of their products and services into adjacent categories and verticals.”
Steve Proctor, Chief Executive Officer of Edgenet, stated, “Edgenet has consistently been at the forefront of delivering best-in-class product content and configuration technology to the market and Marlin’s investment further validates the strong value proposition of our SaaS solutions. We are thrilled to have found a partner that shares our vision of helping suppliers and retailers leverage technology to sell their products better, faster and more easily.”
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 100 acquisitions. The firm is headquartered in Los Angeles, California with an additional office in London. For more information, please visit www.marlinequity.com.
About Edgenet
Edgenet’s SaaS solutions and complementary services provide retailers, distributors, websites and suppliers with the ability to exchange, manage and improve their product content and automate their selling process. Edgenet’s cloud-based software suite, which includes Product Content Cloud (PCc), Made-to-Order (m2o) and Outdoor Projects (OdP), helps manufacturers, brands and retailers streamline their sales process across channels, locations and devices to drive better sales conversions, increase sell-through and offer a unique customer experience. Edgenet is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee with a divisional office in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. For more information, please visit www.edgenet.com.