Marlin Equity Partners has acquired the optical networks business of Nokia Siemens Networks. The newly formed company is headquartered in Munich, Germany and will operate under the Coriant name. Coriant is a global supplier of optical transport solutions and software-defined, optical layer intelligence to Tier 1 networks. Its optical networking solutions enable fixed-line and mobile operators to maximize the performance and value of their infrastructure as bandwidth demands on their networks continue to grow. The transaction represents Marlin’s sixth corporate divestiture acquisition since the beginning of 2012.