Marlin Equity Partners’ Acquisition of Tangoe Inc.


Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP is acting as legal counsel to Marlin. Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc. is acting as financial advisor to Tangoe and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP is acting as legal counsel to Tangoe.

Schulte represented Marlin Equity Partners in its acquisition of one of the leading telecom expense management companies, Tangoe Inc. Marlin intends to combine Tangoe with its existing portfolio company that provides TEM software and services, Asentinel, to create a market leader managing more than $38 billion of IT and telecom spend on behalf of more than 1,300 worldwide customers. The deal is expected to close during the second quarter of 2017.

The Schulte team advising Marlin Equity Partners was led by mergers & acquisitions partners Richard Presutti (Picture) and Antonio Diaz-Albertini, and included mergers & acquisitions partner Claudia Simon and associates Stavan Desai, Caitlin Cornell, Monica McKinnon, David Rothenberg and Justin Lu; antitrust and M&A special counsel Greg Kinzelman; tax partner Dan Kusnetz and associates Philip Cooke and Olesia Zakon; employment & employee benefits partner Ian Levin, special counsel Stephen Brecher and Scott Gold and associate Joseph Brown; intellectual property, sourcing & technology partner Robert Kiesel, special counsel John Garces and associate Bryan Sterba; finance partner Michael Mezzacappa and associates Jae Kim and Lydia Lee; environmental partner Howard Epstein, special counsel Theodore Keyes and associate Valerie Sheaffer; litigation partner William Gussman and associate Bayard Brown; and real estate partner Julian Wise and associates Amiel Mandel and Austin Wilkins.

WilmerHale Reps Tangoe with Jay Bothwick, David Westenberg, Christopher Rose, Jeffries Oliver-Li, Avery Reaves and Alyce Chen on corporate matters, Justin Ochs and Jamie Class on debt financing matters, Julie Hogan Rodgers on tax matters, Scott Kilgore on employee benefit matters and Hartmut Schneider on antitrust matters.

Involved fees earner: Jay Bothwick – WilmerHale; David Westenberg – WilmerHale; Christopher Rose – WilmerHale; Jeffries Oliver-Li – WilmerHale; C. S. Avery Reaves – WilmerHale; Alyce Chen – WilmerHale; Jamie Class – WilmerHale; Justin Ochs – WilmerHale; Julie Hogan Rodgers – WilmerHale; Scott Kilgore – WilmerHale; Hartmut Schneider – WilmerHale; Richard Presutti – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Antonio Diaz-Albertini – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Claudia Simon – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Stavan Desai – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Caitlin Cornell – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Monica McKinnon – Schulte Roth & Zabel; David Rothenberg – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Justin Lu – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Gregory Kinzelman – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Dan Kusnetz – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Philip Cooke – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Olesia Zakon – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Ian Levin – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Stephen Brecher – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Scott Gold – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Joseph Brown – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Robert Kiesel – Schulte Roth & Zabel; John Garces – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Bryan Sterba – Schulte Roth & Zabel; John Garces – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Michael Mezzacappa – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Jae Kim – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Lydia Lee – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Howard Epstein – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Theodore Keyes – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Valerie Sheaffer – Schulte Roth & Zabel; William Gussman jr. – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Bayard Brown – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Julian Wise – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Amiel Mandel – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Austin Wilkins – Schulte Roth & Zabel;

Law Firms: WilmerHale; Schulte Roth & Zabel;

Clients: Marlin Equity Partners; Tangoe Inc.;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti