SOURCE: Marlin & Associates

December 12, 2007 09:15 ET

Marlin & Associates Investment Banker Michael Maxworthy Named to Investment Dealer's Digest Magazine's "40 Under 40"

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 12, 2007) - Marlin & Associates (M&A), the New York and Washington, D.C.-based boutique investment banking advisory and consulting firm, today announced that Michael (Max) Maxworthy has been named to Investment Dealer's Digest Magazine's "40 Under 40." According to the December 10th 2007 issue of IDD, "The 40 deal makers on IDD's list... have won the respect of their peers in the financial community. In a relatively short amount of time, they have become stars, or rising stars, in the capital markets and related sectors..."

"We are pleased that IDD chose to recognize one of our own," said Ken Marlin, M&A's Managing Partner. "One of our key objectives has been to recruit and retain talented bankers that can bring dedication, expertise and focus to our clients. From the beginning, Max has brought that dedication, expertise and focus to our clients in the US, the UK, and throughout Europe."

"It is an honor to be recognized by such a well-respected publication, and to be among this group of talented international deal makers," said Michael Maxworthy.

About Marlin & Associates

Founded in 2002, Marlin & Associates New York LLC is a boutique investment banking and strategic consulting firm focused on providing highly strategic and specialized, transaction-related services to U.S. and international middle market firms engage in technology, information, on-line media and business services. The firm is based in New York City with a Washington, D.C. office.

In 2007, The M&A Advisor, a conference producer and newsletter publisher serving the middle market finance industry, recognized Marlin & Associates for excellence in four categories:

--  Middle Market Financing Deal of the Year
--  Middle Market Financing Agent of the Year - Equity
--  Financial Services Deal of the Year
--  Computer, Technology and Telecommunications Deal of the Year
    

In 2006, Marlin & Associates was recognized for leading the "Financial Technology Deal of the Year" and was nominated (and a finalist) for awards in three different categories.

M&A professionals have advised on over 200 successfully completed transactions in the technology and information services sector. Recent Marlin & Associates transactions include:

--  StarMine Corporation of San Francisco, which Marlin & Associates
    advised on its sale to Reuters Group PLC (LSE: RTR).  M&A initiated the
    transaction, helped to manage the process, assisted in the negotiations and
    acted as exclusive strategic and financial advisor to StarMine.
    
--  Applied Financial Technology of San Francisco, which Marlin &
    Associates advised on its sale to Fidelity National Information Services
    (NYSE: FIS).  M&A initiated the transaction, helped to manage the process,
    assisted in the negotiations and acted as strategic and financial advisor
    to AFT.
    
--  Global Energy Decisions of Boulder, Colorado, which recently was
    acquired by Ventyx, Inc., an affiliate of Vista Equity Partners of San
    Francisco.  Vista is a leading private equity firm focused on investing in
    software and technology-enabled services.  Marlin & Associates identified
    Global Energy as a potential opportunity, helped Vista conduct a thorough
    review of Global Energy's business and financial results and worked with
    Vista to assess Global Energy's strategic fit within Vista's portfolio.
    
--  Xcitek LLC market data of New York, which Marlin & Associates advised
    on its sale to Interactive Data Corporation (NYSE: IDC).  M&A initiated the
    transaction, helped to manage the process, assisted in the negotiations and
    acted as exclusive strategic and financial advisor to Xcitek.
    
--  Hugin ASA of Oslo, Norway, which Marlin & Associates advised on its
    sale to Euronext N.V. of Amsterdam, Netherlands (ENXTPA: NXT).  M&A
    initiated the transaction, helped to manage the process, assisted in the
    negotiations and acted as exclusive strategic and financial advisor to
    Hugin.
    
--  Triple Point Technology of Westport, Connecticut, which Marlin &
    Associates advised on its sale of a majority interest to ABRY Partners, one
    of the most experienced and successful private equity firms in North
    America.  M&A initiated the transaction, helped to manage the process,
    assisted in the negotiations and acted as exclusive strategic and financial
    advisor to Triple Point Technology.
    
--  Brainpower N.V. of Lugano, Switzerland, which Marlin & Associates
    advised on its sale to Bloomberg L.P.  M&A initiated the transaction,
    helped to manage the process, assisted in the negotiations and acted as
    exclusive strategic and financial advisor to Brainpower.
    
--  Cameron Systems (Vic) of Sydney, Australia, which Marlin & Associates
    advised on its sale to Orc Software of Stockholm, Sweden (STKM: ORC).  M&A
    initiated the transaction, helped to manage the process, assisted in the
    negotiations and acted as exclusive strategic and financial advisor to
    Cameron.
    
--  Derivative Solutions of Chicago, which Marlin & Associates advised on
    its sale to FactSet Research Systems (NYSE: FDS).  M&A initiated the
    transaction, helped to manage the process, assisted in the negotiations and
    acted as exclusive strategic and financial advisor to Derivative Solutions.
    
--  Beauchamp Financial Technology Ltd. of London, England, which Marlin &
    Associates advised on its sale to Linedata Services of Paris, France
    (PARIS: LIN).  M&A initiated the transaction, helped to manage the process,
    assisted in the negotiations and acted as exclusive strategic and financial
    advisor to BFT.
    
--  Global Securities Information, Inc. of Washington, D.C., which Marlin
    & Associates advised on its sale to Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC).  M&A
    initiated the transaction, helped to manage the process, assisted in the
    negotiations and acted as exclusive strategic and financial advisor to GSI.
    

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