SOURCE: Marlin & Associates

September 28, 2007 06:00 ET

Boutique Investment Banking Firm Marlin & Associates Adds Former PwC Associate

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 28, 2007) - Marlin & Associates (M&A), the New York and Washington, DC-based investment boutique banking advisory and consulting firm, today announced that Brian Siebenburgen has joined the firm from PricewaterhouseCoopers' Financial Due Diligence group, where he worked as a buy-side advisor to private equity and corporate clients on both small and large transactions. Among his more recent assignments, Brian worked with the team that supported Cerberus on several transactions, including the purchase of Chrysler Corporation. His other clients included Bell Canada and the hedge fund Och-Ziff.

Brian also worked for the Cincinnati Reds and for Delta AirElite Business Jets. Brian earned his BS in Finance and Accounting from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. He has passed Level 1 of the CFA exam and has passed the exam to be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

"We are quite pleased to have Brian join us," said Ken Marlin, M&A's Managing Partner. "His experience helping buyers and sellers conduct due diligence reviews will be invaluable to our clients."

About Marlin & Associates

Founded in 2002, Marlin & Associates New York LLC is a boutique investment banking and strategic consulting firm focused on providing highly strategic and specialized, transaction-related services to U.S. and international middle market firms engaged in technology, information, on-line media and business services. The firm is based in New York City with a Washington, DC office.

In 2007, The M&A Advisor, a conference producer and newsletter publisher serving the middle market finance industry, recognized Marlin & Associates for excellence in four categories:

--  Middle Market Financing Deal of the Year
--  Middle Market Financing Agent of the Year -- Equity
--  Financial Services Deal of the Year
--  Computer, Technology and Telecommunications Deal of the Year
    

In 2006, Marlin & Associates was recognized for leading the "Financial Technology Deal of the Year," and was nominated (and a finalist) for awards in three different categories.

The M&A Advisor award winners are chosen based on the importance of the transaction, unique deal characteristics, transaction difficulty and overall impact on the industry.

M&A professionals have advised on over 200 successfully completed transactions in the technology and information services sector. Recent Marlin & Associates transactions include:

--  StarMine Corporation of San Francisco, which Marlin & Associates
    advised on its sale to Reuters Group PLC (LSE: RTR).  M&A initiated the
    transaction, helped to manage the process, assisted in the negotiations and
    acted as exclusive strategic and financial advisor to StarMine.
    
--  Applied Financial Technology of San Francisco, which Marlin &
    Associates advised on its sale to Fidelity National Information Services
    (NYSE: FIS).  M&A initiated the transaction, helped to manage the process,
    assisted in the negotiations and acted as strategic and financial advisor
    to AFT.
    
--  Global Energy Decisions of Boulder, Colorado, which recently was
    acquired by Ventyx, Inc., an affiliate of Vista Equity Partners of San
    Francisco.  Vista is a leading private equity firm focused on investing in
    software and technology-enabled services.  Marlin & Associates identified
    Global Energy as a potential opportunity, helped Vista conduct a thorough
    review of Global Energy's business and financial results and worked with
    Vista to assess Global Energy's strategic fit within Vista's portfolio.
    
--  Xcitek LLC market data of New York, which Marlin & Associates advised
    on its sale to Interactive Data Corporation (NYSE: IDC).  M&A initiated the
    transaction, helped to manage the process, assisted in the negotiations and
    acted as exclusive strategic and financial advisor to Xcitek.
    
--  Hugin ASA of Oslo, Norway, which Marlin & Associates advised on its
    sale to Euronext N.V. of Amsterdam, Netherlands (ENXTPA: NXT).  M&A
    initiated the transaction, helped to manage the process, assisted in the
    negotiations and acted as exclusive strategic and financial advisor to
    Hugin.
    
--  Triple Point Technology of Westport, Connecticut, which Marlin &
    Associates advised on its sale of a majority interest to ABRY Partners, one
    of the most experienced and successful private equity firms in North
    America.  M&A initiated the transaction, helped to manage the process,
    assisted in the negotiations and acted as exclusive strategic and financial
    advisor to Triple Point Technology.
    
--  Brainpower N.V. of Lugano, Switzerland, which Marlin & Associates
    advised on its sale to Bloomberg L.P.  M&A initiated the transaction,
    helped to manage the process, assisted in the negotiations and acted as
    exclusive strategic and financial advisor to Brainpower.
    
--  Cameron Systems (Vic) of Sydney, Australia, which Marlin & Associates
    advised on its sale to Orc Software of Stockholm, Sweden (STKM: ORC).  M&A
    initiated the transaction, helped to manage the process, assisted in the
    negotiations and acted as exclusive strategic and financial advisor to
    Cameron.
    
--  Derivative Solutions of Chicago, which Marlin & Associates advised on
    its sale to FactSet Research Systems (NYSE: FDS).  M&A initiated the
    transaction, helped to manage the process, assisted in the negotiations and
    acted as exclusive strategic and financial advisor to Derivative Solutions.
    
--  Beauchamp Financial Technology Ltd. of London, England, which Marlin &
    Associates advised on its sale to Linedata Services of Paris, France
    (PARIS: LIN).  M&A initiated the transaction, helped to manage the process,
    assisted in the negotiations and acted as exclusive strategic and financial
    advisor to BFT.
    
--  Global Securities Information, Inc. of Washington, D.C., which Marlin
    & Associates advised on its sale to Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC).  M&A
    initiated the transaction, helped to manage the process, assisted in the
    negotiations and acted as exclusive strategic and financial advisor to GSI.
    

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