GCA becomes part of Houlihan Lokey


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February 15, 2021


Technology, Software, SaaS

Deal Type

Mergers and Acquisitions

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GCA Advises the Founders of COYO on an Investment from Marlin Equity Partners

GCA is pleased to announce we acted as exclusive financial advisor to the founders and shareholders of COYO GmbH, a leading SaaS provider of a social intranet and internal communication platform, on an investment from Marlin Equity Partners.

COYO offers a comprehensive B2B communication and engagement software platform. COYO’s solution provides a “digital home” for its users, enabling organizations to communicate more effectively with both desk-based and field employees and improve information flow, productivity and retention. The company caters to all customers regardless of sector and size, serving more than one million users globally.

Jan Marius Marquardt, CEO and a co-founder of COYO, commented: “As a result of the global pandemic, we have witnessed the importance and effectiveness of our solutions for our customers and are ideally positioned to support enterprises globally in adapting to the evolving working environment. Marlin brings critical financial, strategic and international support, as well as a deep appreciation for our value proposition, and we look forward to our future partnership.”

Mike Wilkinson, a principal at Marlin, added: “COYO has built a differentiated, mission-critical software platform that makes it the preferred choice for any end user seeking a simple and engaging enterprise-grade solution with a modern look and feel. COYO’s leadership team has established a scalable, well-referenced business and has recruited and retained exceptional talent to support the business. We look forward to collaborating with the entire team to further capitalize on COYO’s strong position in Germany and drive both organic and inorganic growth through additional investment into the platform.”

The terms of the transaction were not disclosed, and it is expected to close following regulatory approval.

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