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Marlin & Associates

July 21, 2011 06:00 ET

Marlin & Associates Managing Partner Named in Institutional Investor's Annual List of Top Executives, Entrepreneurs and Innovators in Financial Technology

One of the 50 "Most Disruptive" Figures in Financial Technology

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jul 21, 2011) - Marlin & Associates ("M&A"), the boutique investment bank, announced that Institutional Investor ("II"), the international publisher focused primarily on international finance, has named M&A's Founding Partner, Ken Marlin, as one of II's Tech 50, which this year honors the 50 most "disruptive" figures in the financial technology sector.

II calls these 50 people disrupters because they're changing the way Wall Street does business. See the article here: The-Disrupters-Institutional-Investors-Tech-50. Other "Disrupters" named include: Reto Francioni and Duncan Niederauer, CEOs of Deutsche Börse and the NYSE Euronext; Joe Ratterman, President and CEO of BATS Global Markets; Robert Greifeld, CEO Nasdaq OMX; Seth Merrin, CEO Liquidnet; Michael Spencer, CEO of ICAP; Lázaro Campos, CEO SWIFT; and Charles Marston, Chairman and CEO of Calypso Technology. (See the full ranking, with profiles, here.)

The II Tech 50 members are selected by the editors and staff of Institutional Investor, with nominations and other input from industry experts. According to II: "'Disruptive' is the operative word, and it is a thread running through the Tech 50. The idea harks back to The Innovator's Dilemma, a 1997 book by Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen that explained how long-entrenched, industry-leading companies can fail to anticipate disruptive technologies or seize the opportunities they present."

Of Marlin & Associates, Institutional Investor said: "The firm's growing list of deals is a chronicle of technology's evolution and globalization -- in health care and information technology as well as finance... "

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. M&A's team of professionals has extensive experience, having 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. Marlin & Associates is based in New York City, with offices in 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).

About Marlin & Associates
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 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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