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Marlin & Associates

March 13, 2012 06:00 ET

Marlin & Associates Continues Expansion and Adds Industry Veteran Jonathan Kaufman to Launch West Coast Office

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Mar 13, 2012) - Marlin & Associates, the boutique investment banking and strategic advisory firm, today announced that industry veteran Jonathan Kaufman has joined the firm as a partner to launch the firm's expansion on the west coast. Jonathan will be based in San Francisco.

Jonathan has more than a decade of experience in the technology and financial services sectors and previously working in investment banking at both UBS and Deutsche Bank. He has advised both large, public and growth-oriented private companies in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific through a number of strategic and financial transactions, including buy-side and sell-side M&A, capital raisings, leveraged buyouts, divestitures and recapitalizations. Jonathan has executed more than $100 billion of mergers and acquisitions and IPOs, LBOs and other financings during his career.

"Jonathan is a remarkable addition to our growing team," commented Ken Marlin, Founder and Managing Partner of Marlin & Associates, "and his coming onboard represents a significant step for our firm as well as the opening of our west coast office. His incredible track record, experience and execution capability as well as relationships will greatly benefit our clients as we continue to provide superior strategic and financial advisory services with unparalleled sector expertise."

Marlin & Associate's team of professionals has advised on more than 200 transactions involving companies that provide information and technology to a wide range of communities including those that serve the banking, capital markets, insurance, marketing and healthcare arenas. The firm is the recipient of numerous awards, including "Middle Market Investment Banking Firm of the Year," "Middle Market Financing Agent of the Year -- Equity" and numerous "Deal-of-the-Year" awards, including Corporate and Strategic Acquisition-of-the-Year, Financial Services Deal-of-the-Year, Information Technology Deal-of-the-Year, and Middle Market Deal-of-the-Year. In December, two transactions on which Marlin & Associates advised were named as part of The M&A Advisor's Special "Deals of the Decade" Celebration.

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.

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 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 including: the "Financial Technology Deal of the Year," the "International Cross-Border Deal of the Year," and the "Middle-Market Financing -- Computer, Technology and Telecommunications Deal of the Year." In December 2011, two transactions on which Marlin & Associates advised were named as part of The M&A Advisor's Special "Deals of the Decade" Celebration.

Marlin's team of professionals have advised on more than 200 transactions involving companies that provide information and technology to a wide range of communities including those that serve the banking, capital markets, insurance, marketing and healthcare arenas. Recent Marlin & Associates clients include Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe; Subserveo (Vancouver, Canada); iSuppli (El Segundo, California); Qatarlyst (Doha, Qatar); SWIFT (Brussels, Belgium); NaviNet (Cambridge, Massachusetts); Deutsche Börse, and NYSE Euronext as well as a large array of firms owned by entrepreneurs, corporations, private equity and venture capital firms worldwide. Further information can be found at www.MarlinLLC.com.

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