Baird's Investment Banking Group is pleased to announce the following transaction:

September 2021
Linnworks Ltd
Majority Growth Investment from Marlin Equity Partners
Technology & Services
Baird served as exclusive financial advisor to Linnworks Ltd on this transaction

Linnworks Ltd (“Linnworks” or the “Company”) and its shareholders have signed a definitive agreement with Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) pursuant to which Marlin will make a majority growth investment in Linnworks.

Linnworks is a leading e-commerce enablement and automation software platform. Linnworks’ comprehensive software platform connects, manages and automates e-commerce operations by enabling multi-channel listings, order, inventory and shipping management, as well as insights and e-commerce analytics. Linnworks’ clients use the platform to offer more convenient customer experiences through selling where their customers are and managing their commerce operations in a centralized location. Headquartered in Chichester, the United Kingdom, the Company processes over $9 billion in gross merchandise value globally each year and serves some of the world’s largest, well-known brands.

Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm with over $7.7 billion of capital under management. Marlin focuses 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 an extensive network of operational resources strengthen a company’s outlook and enhance value. Since its inception, Marlin, through its group of funds and related companies, has completed over 190 acquisitions. Marlin is headquartered in Los Angeles, California with an additional office in London, the United Kingdom.

For additional information about this transaction, please contact:

Simon Pearson +44-20-7667-8409
Eric Winn +1-503-273-4982
Chelsea Smith +44-20-7667-8342
John Moriarty +1-303-270-6325
Vinay Ghai +44-20-7667-8225