Marlin Equity Partners of Hermosa Beach has purchased a majority stake in Talkwalker, a global software listening and analytics company, officials announced Jan. 11.

The private equity firm acquired the Luxembourg-based software tech firm for an undisclosed sum.

Talkwalker, with offices in San Francisco, New York and Frankfurt, Germany, employs AI technology to track online conversations on social networks, news websites, blogs and forums in 187 languages for more than 1,000 business clients.

Marlin Equity Partners, with more than $6.7 billion under management, specializes in tech, healthcare IT, business services and industrial tech companies.

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