Marlin Equity Partners’ Acquisition of MOBI Wireless Management LLC


Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP served as legal advisor to Marlin and Tangoe, and Ice Miller LLP served as legal advisor to MOBI.

Marlin Equity Partners has acquired MOBI Wireless Management, LLC, a leading provider of cloud-based managed mobility services software solutions that help enterprise customers manage and optimize their endpoint device footprints. MOBI will be merged with Tangoe, a Marlin portfolio company, accelerating the expansion of Tangoe’s capabilities and position within the MMS market and further strengthening Tangoe’s existing end-to-end technology expense management, MMS and cloud expense management platform.

The transformative merger combines MOBI’s best-in-class endpoint device management platform with Tangoe’s global reach and TEM capabilities to create the most advanced TEM and MMS platform available to enterprises today. Together, Tangoe and MOBI will become the largest pure-play vendor within the TEM and MMS markets, managing more than 10 million devices and over $40 billion in technology spend worldwide.

The Schulte team advising Marlin Equity Partners and Tangoe was led by M&A and securities partner Richard Presutti (Picture) and associate Stavan Desai. The team also included tax partner Dan Kusnetz and associate Philip Cooke; employment & employee benefits partner Ian Levin and associate Adam Gartner; and intellectual property, sourcing & technology special counsel John Garces.

Involved fees earner: Philip Cooke – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Stavan Desai – Schulte Roth & Zabel; John Garces – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Adam Gartner – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Dan Kusnetz – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Ian Levin – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Richard Presutti – Schulte Roth & Zabel;

Law Firms: Schulte Roth & Zabel;

Clients: Marlin Equity Partners; Tangoe Inc.;