NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 15, 2014) - Marlin & Associates, the boutique investment banking and strategic advisory firm, announced today that it advised private equity funds managed by Blackstone (NYSE: BX) and by the Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) Merchant Banking Division (together, the "Sponsors") on their acquisition of Ipreo Holdings LLC ("Ipreo") from affiliates of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. ("KKR") (NYSE: KKR), who will retain a minority ownership stake in the business.
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Ipreo is a leading global provider of market intelligence and workflow solutions to capital markets and corporate professionals.
"We are pleased to have advised the Sponsors of this very important strategic transaction" said Michael A. Maxworthy, a Partner of Marlin & Associates. "We believe that they are uniquely positioned to help support the growth of Ipreo to the next level and to provide the company with accelerated access to new markets and new products."
Marlin & Associates is one of the most active firms advising buyers and sellers of U.S. and international middle-market firms that provide software, data, and related services. The firm has been the recipient of numerous awards and has advised on four announced information technology transactions in the past three months.
About Marlin & Associates
Marlin & Associates is based in New York City, with offices in San Francisco, CA, Washington, DC, Toronto, Canada, and Hong Kong, China and has been the recipient of numerous awards including "Middle-Market Investment Bank of the Year", "Middle-Market Financing Agent of the Year - Equity" and, "TMT Advisory Bank of the Year". Two transactions on which Marlin & Associates advised have been recognized as "Deals-of-the Decade". Marlin & Associates' team of professionals has advised on over 200 information-technology transactions. For more information please visit 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.