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Boutique Investment Banking firm Marlin & Associates adds Former J.P Morgan investment banker

September 05, 2006

Boutique Investment Banking firm Marlin & Associates adds Former J.P Morgan Analyst

NEW YORK, September 5th 2006 --

Marlin & Associates, (M&A), the New York and Washington DC-based investment boutique banking advisory and consulting firm, today announced that Byron Raco, has joined the firm from J. P. Morgan Chase & Co’s Business Services team, where he helped establish the group and initiate coverage on a number of companies. Prior to JPMorgan Chase, Byron had experience on the merger-arbitrage desk at Jemmco Capital.

"We are pleased to have Byron join us”, said Ken Marlin, M&A’s Managing Partner. “He is a professional that brings significant additional expertise advising corporate executives and board members in the areas of high-technology, software, on-line information and business services.”

ABOUT M&A

Founded in 2002, Marlin & Associates (M&A) is a boutique investment banking and strategic consulting firm focused exclusively on providing highly strategic and specialized, transaction-related services to US and international middle-market firms engaged in technology, information, on-line media and business-services. The firm is based in New York City with a Washington DC office.

Marlin & Associates' professionals have advised on over 200 successfully completed transactions in the technology and information services sector. Recently, M&A announced that it has more than doubled its technology sector M&A business. Over the past year, Marlin & Associates has been the exclusive strategic and financial advisor to 10 technology-related firms that successfully entered into strategic transactions, including:

Bloomberg LP’s acquisition of Brainpower N.V. (Deutsche Bourse Prime Standard - "BPW"), which Marlin & Associates advised on its transaction with Bloomberg.

Triple Point Technology of Westport Connecticut, which Marlin & Associates advised on the sale of a majority interest to ABRY Partners, one of the most experienced and successful private equity firms in North America.

Cameron Systems (Vic) of Sydney, Australia, which Marlin & Associates advised on its sale to Orc Software of Stockholm, Sweden (STO: ORC).

Derivative Solutions, of Chicago, which Marlin & Associates advised on its sale to FactSet Research Systems (NYSE:FDS).

Beauchamp Financial Technology Ltd. of London, England, which Marlin and Associates advised on its sale to Linedata Services of Paris, France (PA:LIN).

Global Securities Information, of Washington D.C., which Marlin & Associates advised on its sale to the Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC).

Interactive Technologies, Inc. of Summit, NJ, which Marlin & Associates advised on its sale to Fiserv (NASDAQ: FISV).

europrospectus.com, of East Sussex, UK, which Marlin & Associates advised on its sale to FactSet Research Systems (NYSE: FDS).

 

Contact:

For further information, please visit: www.marlinandassociates.com or contact Michael Maxworthy at Max@MarlinAndAssociates.com or 646-495-5141

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