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Marlin & Associates

January 19, 2010 06:00 ET

Marlin & Associates Adds Healthcare Industry Veteran as a Senior Advisor

Dr. Michael Sinclair, Former President of the International Division of INA Health and Former Chairman of Lifetime Corporation, an NYSE-Listed Healthcare Company, Will Be Based in London

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 19, 2010) - Marlin & Associates Holding LLC ("M&A"), the boutique investment banking firm specializing in acquisitions and divestitures of U.S. and international information, technology and healthcare firms, today announced that Dr. Michael Sinclair has joined the firm's investment banking advisory team as a Senior Advisor. He will be based in London, England.

"We're very pleased that Dr. Sinclair has joined our team," said Kenneth Marlin, Founder and Managing Partner of Marlin & Associates. "His three decades of experience leading healthcare related companies significantly strengthens our ability to advise firms in this sector."

Afsaneh Naimollah, Partner at M&A added: "Dr. Sinclair is a highly respected global industry leader. He reinforces our philosophy of offering our clients access to world class advisors that have in-depth domain expertise in both transaction management and real world operating experience."

In addition to his advisory role with M&A, Dr. Sinclair also is Chairman of Geneform, a UK-based gene sequencing company; Symthera, an Israeli biotechnology company; and Care Capital Group, which develops healthcare-related commercial offices in the UK and Germany. He is an Emeritus Member of the Board of Overseers at Tufts University School of Medicine.

About Marlin & Associates

Founded in 2002, Marlin & Associates Holding LLC ("M&A") is a boutique investment banking and strategic consulting firm focused on providing transaction-related services to U.S. and international firms engaged in information technology and healthcare services. The firm is based in New York City, with offices in Washington, DC and Toronto, Canada and has been the recipient of numerous awards. M&A's professionals have advised on over 200 successfully completed transactions in the technology, information, and healthcare sectors, including:

-- Logical Information Machines of Chicago, Illinois, which Marlin & Associates advised on its sale to Morningstar (NASDAQ: MORN).

-- NYSE Euronext of New York (NYSE: NYX), which Marlin & Associates advised in the sale of its Hugin Group subsidiary to Thomson Reuters (NYSE: TRI).

-- Vhayu Technologies of Los Gatos, California (principally backed by Menlo Ventures), which M&A advised on its sale to Thomson Reuters (NYSE: TRI).

-- Standard & Poor's of New York, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), which M&A advised in the sale of its Vista Research subsidiary to Guidepoint Global.

-- Tenfore of London, England, which M&A advised on its sale to Morningstar (NASDAQ: MORN).

-- LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Group (LSE: REL), which M&A advised in the sale of its Mealey's Conferences subsidiary to Business Valuation Resources.

-- InfoDyne Corporation of Park Ridge, Illinois, which M&A advised on its sale to International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM).

-- LowerFees, Inc. of Westlake Village, California, which M&A advised on its sale to Bankrate, Inc. (NASDAQ: RATE).

-- Netik LLC of London, England and New York, which M&A advised on its simultaneous acquisition of Capco Reference Data Services and replacement of its primary investor, The Bank of New York Mellon Corp, with Symphony Technology Group.

-- StarMine Corporation of San Francisco (principally backed by Hummer Winblad Venture Partners), which M&A advised on its sale to Reuters (now Thomson Reuters) (NYSE: TRI).

-- Applied Financial Technology (AFT) of San Francisco, which M&A advised on its sale to Lender Processing Services (NYSE: LPS), formerly a division of Fidelity National Information Services (NYSE: FIS).

-- Ventyx, Inc, an affiliate of Vista Equity Partners of San Francisco, which M&A advised in its acquisition of Global Energy Decisions of Boulder, Colorado.

-- Xcitek LLC's Market Data Division of New York, which M&A advised on its sale to Interactive Data Corporation (NYSE: IDC).

-- Brainpower N.V. of Lugano, Switzerland (Deutsche Börse Prime Standard - "BPW"), which M&A advised on its sale to Bloomberg L.P.

-- Derivative Solutions of Chicago, which M&A advised on its sale to FactSet Research Systems (NYSE: FDS).

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