SOURCE: Emptoris, Inc.

Emptoris, Inc.

January 14, 2010 14:40 ET

Marlin Equity Partners Successfully Closes $650 Million Fund; Continues to Be Strong Partner for Emptoris' Organic and Strategic Growth

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - January 14, 2010) - Emptoris, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise supply and contract management software, today announced that its majority shareholder and capital partner, Marlin Equity Partners, has successfully raised a new $650 million private equity fund. With the addition of the new fund, Marlin now manages over $1 billion of capital. Marlin said it remains committed to providing Emptoris with the capital necessary to accelerate its organic and strategic expansion. In 2010, Marlin will continue its significant investment in the Emptoris solutions suite and global expansion of the organization, as well as look for potential strategic acquisitions.

"The investment, input and success of Emptoris' customers continue to drive the company's innovation and growth. With resources available to Emptoris through Marlin, the company plans to intelligently expand the capabilities of our solutions and the global organization that serves our customers. As well, we will be opportunistic in identifying potential acquisitions that will add value to the solutions we offer our customers," said Patrick D. Quirk, President and Chief Executive Officer of Emptoris, Inc.

In 2009, Emptoris, with an investment from Marlin, acquired the Contract and Service Management (CSM) solutions and business from Click Commerce, Inc., a leading business application software provider. The acquisition expanded Emptoris' solution footprint and positioned the company as the only suite provider in the global services management arena, one of the fastest growing areas of Supply and Contract Management.

"The strong demand that Marlin received in its latest fund, particularly in this market environment, speaks to the quality of our investments and track record of creating value for our investors. We will continue to fully support Emptoris' growth objectives and will take advantage of attractive opportunities we see in the market today," said Nick Kaiser, Partner with Marlin Equity Partners.

Marlin Equity Partners is a Los Angeles, California-based private investment firm with over $1 billion of capital under management. The firm makes investments in businesses across a variety of industries, including technology and business services. Since its inception, Marlin, through its group of funds and related companies, has successfully completed over 30 acquisitions. For more information, please visit

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