Houlihan Lokey Advises AVI-SPL

Houlihan Lokey is pleased to announce that AVI-SPL, Inc., a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital, has been acquired by Marlin Equity Partners and merged with one of its portfolio companies, Whitlock.

AVI-SPL is a digital workplace services provider that works with organizations globally to improve team collaboration and unlock new business value. As the largest provider of collaboration technology solutions, which include its award-winning managed services, AVI-SPL’s highly trained team works hand-in-hand with organizations worldwide—including more than 80% of Fortune 100 companies—to strategize, design, deploy, manage, and support audiovisual (AV) and unified communications (UC) solutions that are simple-to-use, scalable, serviceable, and measurable to ensure business objectives are achieved.

The merger will expand AVI-SPL’s breadth of solutions for customers around the world. Legacy Whitlock customers will now have access to AVI-SPL’s 24/7 Global Services Operation Centers, as well as remote management and monitoring capabilities provided by AVI-SPL Symphony, the company’s proprietary offering. The combination will also form the industry’s most certified team of engineers and technicians who are uniquely capable of offering organizations valuable insight and expertise for their vital technology deployments.

H.I.G. Capital is a leading global private equity and alternative assets investment firm with $37 billion of equity capital under management. Based in Miami, and with offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Atlanta in the U.S., as well as international affiliate offices in London, Hamburg, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Bogotá, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo, H.I.G. Capital specializes in providing both debt and equity capital to small and mid-sized companies, utilizing a flexible and operationally focused/value-added approach.

Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm with more than $6.7 billion of capital under management. The firm is focused on providing corporate parents, shareholders, and other stakeholders with tailored solutions that meet their business and liquidity needs. The firm is headquartered in Los Angeles with an additional office in London.

Financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed.


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