SOURCE: MergerID

MergerID

February 09, 2012 09:15 ET

MergerID Launches Basic Membership Program in the U.S. and Canada

Provides Boutique M&A Sell-Side Advisors Access to MergerID.com at No Cost

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Feb 9, 2012) - MergerID, the secure online matching tool for buyers and sellers in the middle market, today announced its new Basic Membership program, part of its ongoing commitment to bring together M&A principals and professionals in North America and across the globe.

Basic Membership is better suited for the needs of boutique and lower middle market intermediaries who have a responsibility to assess the acquisition interests of Private Equity and Corporations both domestically and globally. With Basic Membership, sell-side intermediaries can avoid fixed costs and access the domestic private equity universe on MergerID at no charge. All members of MergerID will continue to be subject to review by MergerID's Oversight Board to ensure that all members of the online platform are legitimate.

"The Basic Membership program is the next logical step for MergerID's growth as we look to provide access to more intermediaries in North America and to ensure our Corporate and Private Equity clients are able to access more opportunities in the middle market," said Jonathan Goor, Managing Director of MergerID. "The feedback we have received from the beta-tested Basic Membership group has been overwhelmingly positive and we look forward to bringing this product offering to a broader audience."

MergerID was launched in 2009 and within 20 months of its launch had secured a subscription base of more than 2,800 firms drawn from the global corporate, private equity, family office and business advisory community. Today, over $54 billion of live sell-side mandates are on MergerID.

For more information on becoming a MergerID Basic Member please contact info.us@mergerid.com

About MergerID

MergerID is a powerful and innovative deal sourcing tool that was designed to fulfil the middle market's need for an online M&A platform that brings together qualified M&A professionals from around the world with matching deal criteria. Specifically designed for use by middle market private equity firms, investment banks, corporations, investors and family offices, MergerID's secure online environment allows members to post and view global M&A opportunities with complete confidentiality.

MergerID is part of The Mergermarket Group, a division of the Financial Times Group, publisher of the Financial Times newspaper and FT.com. The FT Group is a division of Pearson plc, the international media group. For more information about MergerID, visit www.mergerID.com

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