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Marlin & Associates

April 17, 2013 06:00 ET

Five Marlin & Associates Transactions Named Finalist for International Deal-of-the-Year Awards

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 17, 2013) - Marlin & Associates, the boutique investment banking and strategic advisory firm, today announced that five cross-border transactions on which Marlin recently advised have been named finalists for International "Deal-of-the-Year" Awards. Marlin was nominated for advising:

  • Coalition Development Ltd. (London, UK) on its sale to Crisil (Mumbai, India), a subsidiary of McGraw-Hill (NYSE: MHP);
  • Ideas International (Hornsby, Australia) (ASX: IDE) on its sale to Gartner (NYSE: IT);
  • IMS Research (Wellingborough, UK) on its sale to IHS;
  • NYSE Euronext (NYSE: NYX) on its acquisition of a minority interest in Fixnetix (London, UK); and
  • Knovel Corporation on its sale to Reed Elsevier (London, UK) (LSE: REL).

"Our clients do not define their markets geographically and neither do we. Perhaps that is why advising on cross-border merger and acquisitions has long been one of our strengths," said Marlin & Associates Managing Partner, Ken Marlin. "We are humbled to have five deals, on which we advised, be nominated for international deal-of-the-year awards."

"Although global uncertainty continues to be a factor affecting M&A markets around the world, we are greatly encouraged by the prospects of growth forecast for cross border M&A in 2013," said Roger Aguinaldo, CEO of The M&A Advisor, which sponsors the awards. "We are honored to have the privilege to recognize and celebrate, through this annual program, the international deal makers who are leading the charge."

Marlin & Associates is one of the most active firms advising buyers and sellers of U.S. and international middle-market firms that provide technology, digital information and healthcare-related products, technology and services. The firm is headquartered in New York, NY and has additional offices in San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC; Toronto, Canada; and Hong Kong, China. Marlin has been the recipient of numerous awards, including twice being named "Middle-Market Investment Banking Firm of the Year," as well as the "Middle-Market Financing Agent of the Year -- Equity," and has been recognized for leading multiple "Deals-of-the-Year" Awards. Marlin & Associates' team of professionals has advised over 200 information-technology transactions.

About Marlin & Associates

Marlin & Associates Holding LLC is a boutique investment banking and strategic advisory firm specializing in acquisitions and divestitures of U.S. and international middle-market firms that provide technology, digital information and healthcare-related products, technology and services. The firm is headquartered in New York, NY and has additional offices in San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC; Toronto, Canada; and Hong Kong, China. Further information can be read at www.MarlinLLC.com.

Marlin & Associates Securities LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marlin & Associates Holding LLC, is a broker-dealer registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and is a FINRA/SIPC member firm (www.finra.org). Investment banking and/or securities are offered through Marlin & Associates Securities LLC. Marlin & Associates' professionals have advised on more than 200 successfully completed transactions.

Some recent clients that Marlin & Associates has advised include:

  • Bain Capital Ventures' portfolio company ABILITY Network Inc. of Minneapolis, Minnesota, which Marlin & Associates advised on its merger with IVANS;
  • SR Labs, LLC of New York, New York, which Marlin & Associates advised on its $53M capital raise from Insight Venture Partners;
  • Knovel Inc. of New York, New York which Marlin & Associates advised on its sale to Reed Elsevier PLC (LSE: REL);
  • XcitekSolutionsPlus, LLC (XSP) of Birmingham, Alabama, which Marlin & Associates advised on its sale to SunGard Data Systems Inc.;
  • DMLT LLC (dba Investment Café) of Tampa, Florida, which Marlin & Associates advised on its sale to eFront, a portfolio company of Francisco Partners;
  • Correlix of New York, New York and Tel Aviv, Israel, which Marlin & Associates advised on its sale to TS-Associates;
  • Ideas International Ltd. (ASX: IDE) of Hornsby, Australia, which Marlin & Associates advised on its sale to Gartner (NYSE: IT);
  • Coalition Development Ltd. of London, United Kingdom, which Marlin & Associates advised on its sale to CRISIL, a subsidiary of McGraw-Hill (NYSE: MHP);
  • IMS Research of Wellingborough, United Kingdom, which Marlin & Associates advised on its sale to IHS Inc.;
  • NYSE Euronext (NYSE: NYX) of New York, New York, which Marlin & Associates advised on its acquisition of a strategic shareholding in Fixnetix;
  • Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe of New York, New York, which Marlin & Associates advised on its acquisition of a majority interest in Triple Point Technology;
  • Atrium Network of London, United Kingdom, which Marlin & Associates advised on its sale to TMX Group (TSX: X);
  • NYSE Euronext (NYSE: NYX) of New York, New York, which Marlin & Associates advised on its acquisition of Metabit (Tokyo, Japan);
  • Subserveo, Inc. of Vancouver, Canada, which Marlin & Associates advised on its sale to DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE: DST);
  • NaviNet, Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts, which Marlin & Associates advised on its acquisition of Prematics;
  • Qatarlyst of Doha, Qatar, which Marlin & Associates advised on its acquisition of London-based RI3K;
  • SMARTS Group of Sydney, Australia, which Marlin & Associates advised on its sale to NASDAQ OMX (NASDAQ: NDAQ);
  • SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) of Brussels, Belgium, which Marlin & Associates advised on its acquisition of Ambit Messaging Hub from SunGard;
  • Avox of Wrexham Wales, United Kingdom, a majority-owned company of Deutsche Börse (ETR: DB1), which Marlin & Associates advised on its sale to The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC); and
  • Strategic Analytics of Santa Fe, New Mexico, which Marlin & Associates advised on its sale to Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ: VRSK).

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