Daily News: February 28, 2018

Golub Agents $245MM Facility for Marlin Bazaarvoice Acquisition


Golub Capital acted as administrative agent, lead-left arranger and lead-left bookrunner on a $245 million GOLD facility to support Marlin Equity Partners’ take-private acquisition of Bazaarvoice.

Bazaarvoice creates applications for cloud-based e-commerce and shopper insight tools. These applications allow brands to find, reach and win customers by providing tools to encourage, aggregate and distribute customer reviews.

“Bazaarvoice excels at providing today’s top brands and retailers with scalable consumer-generated content applications, services and data offerings,” said Nathan Pingelton, a principal at Marlin. “We appreciate the Golub Capital team for their support and look forward to partnering with them as we help Bazaarvoice drive product innovation and position the company for long-term growth.”

“Bazaarvoice’s suite of applications are a prime example of the type of technology that will shape the future of shopping,” said Hyun Chang, a managing director at Golub Capital. “We are confident in the company’s track record and Marlin’s expertise in creating value and we look forward to the next chapter of cutting-edge growth.”

GOLD financings are Golub Capital One-Loan Debt facilities.