The Private Equity, Technology M&A and Public M&A teams advised Marlin Equity Partners, a global investment firm, in its definitive agreement to, jointly with entities affiliated with Altor, acquire Meltwater N.V., a provider of social and media intelligence, for consideration consisting of either cash, shares of the offeror entity or a combination thereof.

Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm with over $8.5 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 200 acquisitions.

The Goodwin team was led by Stephen Lee, Brian Raynor and Michael Cain (Private Equity) and Joshua Zachariah and James Ding (Technology M&A and Public M&A), and included Stephanie Barbanell, Paul Jin, Simone Waterbury, Ortal Ben AharonJoel Lehrer, Andy Barton, Andre Amorim, Justine Park, Jake Osborn, Katie Dee, April Sun, Drew Schaffer, Jackie KlosekOra Grinberg, Folake Ayoola, Jan Schinköth, Sebastian Walczak, Silvia Rava, Christoph Hempel, Genevieve Watt, Oliver Murphy, Annabel Loose, Rachel Thurbon, Chris Tutton, Thomas Dupont-Sentilles, Marie FillonLouis de Chezelles, Sibel Tekesultan, Billy Chong, Lili Chen and Karen Martinez.

For additional details on the agreement, please read the press release.