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Marlin & Associates

June 23, 2011 06:00 ET

Marlin & Associates Honored for Six "Deal-of-the-Year" Awards

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jun 23, 2011) - Marlin & Associates ("Marlin"), the boutique investment banking and strategic advisory firm, today announced that the firm has been recognized with six (6) "Deal-of-the-Year" awards for advising on recent significant merger-and-acquisition transactions.

Four of these awards were presented earlier this week at a ceremony held at Sotheby's in New York City. The awards and the event were sponsored and hosted by The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) New York together with the M&A Advisor, a conference producer and newsletter publisher serving the middle market finance industry. ACG New York is the premier association in New York City, representing 900 middle market deal making professionals: private capital providers (both equity and debt), M&A advisors, corporate executives, accountants, attorneys and other related service providers. The other two awards were presented in May at the 6th Annual M&A Advisor Middle Market Financing Awards Gala at the Drake Hotel in Chicago. In both cases, the finalists were judged by an independent body of experts who represented a cross-section of the middle market financing industry.

This week, Marlin was honored for the advising on:

  • 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 May, Marlin also was recognized for advising on:

  • Financial Services Deal-of-the-Year; and
  • Information Technology Deal-of-the-Year.

"We are always honored to be recognized for helping technology-enabled firms successfully transact," said Ken Marlin, founder and Managing Partner of Marlin & Associates. "At the same time, we are humbled to be among such distinguished company."

Marlin & Associates is one of the most active investment banking firms providing strategic and financial advice to worldwide buyers and sellers of middle-market technology firms. The firm is headquartered in New York, NY and has additional offices in Washington, DC and Toronto, Canada.

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 Photolibrary Group (Sydney, Australia); 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.

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 Washington, DC and Toronto, Canada. 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 other recent clients that Marlin & Associates has advised include:

- Subserveo, Inc. of Vancouver, Canada, which Marlin & Associates advised on its sale to DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE: DST);

- Photolibrary Group of Sydney, Australia, which Marlin & Associates advised on its sale to Getty Images, Inc.;

- NaviNet, Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts, which Marlin & Associates advised on the purchase of Prematics;

- iSuppli of El Segundo, California, which Marlin & Associates advised on its sale to IHS (NYSE: IHS);

- 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 Wexford Wales, UK, a majority-owned company of Deutsche Börse (ETR: DB1), which Marlin & Associates advised on its sale to The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC);

- Strategic Analytics of Santa Fe, New Mexico, which Marlin & Associates advised on its sale to Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ: VRSK);

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

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

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