Marlin Equity Partners Will Acquire Tangoe and Merge it with Asentinel – Will it Create a New Global Superpower?

We certainly hope the use of “Global Superpower” in our headline caught your attention. We also hope that it gives pause to consider if such a thing in the Telecom Expense Management and Managed Mobility space is either useful or even possible.

In moving to fully acquire the publicly held, financials-distressed and NASDAQ delisted Tangoe – which we have been waiting on for some time now – Marlin Equity Partners at the very least expects to create something useful. Through combining Tangoe with its other notable TEM portfolio company Asentinel, Marlin also hopes at the very least to create a strong new leader in the emerging next generation of the TEM marketplace – what Blue Hill has dubbed the IT Enterprise Management Space (ITEM).

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About Charlotte O'Donnelly

Charlotte O'Donnelly is a Research Analyst at Blue Hill Research supporting written and research topics in mobility, IoT, and technology expense management. She is primarily responsible for surveying the market and reporting on significant trends and developments from market leaders in this space. Charlotte also supports the analysis, writing, and creation of client deliverables, multimedia assets, and internal initiatives. Prior to Blue Hill Research, Charlotte worked in mobile technology and financial services consulting. Charlotte has a background in business, technology, and law, and is passionate about the intersection of these subject areas.

About Tony Rizzo

Tony Rizzo joined Blue Hill Research following a 20 month stint heading up TMC's enterprise mobility and wearable technology coverage. Prior to TMC Tony spent several years within the mobile vendor community. Before his journey into the vendor community Tony spent five years as the Director of Mobile Research for research analyst firm The 451 Group, covering all aspects of enterprise mobility. There he lived through both the early and later stages of both consumer and enterprise mobility and the first stages of the BYOD enterprise mobility consumerization phenomenon following the release of the original iPhone. Tony has served as the Editor in Chief of Mobile Enterprise, Internet World, as the Editorial Director of an Ernst & Young Financial Services Web Advisory project, as the Editor in Chief of NetGuide (the first Internet magazine), as a founding editor and Editor of Network Computing Magazine, and as the founding Technical Editor of Microsoft Systems Journal. Prior to moving into tech journalism, research and analysis, Tony served as the Assistant Director for Information Technology at New York University's School of Continuing and Business Education, delivering extensive computer technology training programs.
Posted on May 1, 2017 by Charlotte O'Donnelly;  Tony Rizzo