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iSuppli agreed to be acquired by IHS

November 02, 2010
IHS to Acquire iSuppli Corporation 
November 2, 2010 

IHS Inc. (NYSE:IHS), a leading global source of critical information and insight, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire iSuppli Corporation, the global leader in technology value chain research and advisory services. The transaction is expected to be completed on or before November 15, 2010.

“This acquisition is an excellent complement to the existing IHS Product Design and Supply Chain business, and further builds our position as a key information provider in the electronics, manufacturing and supply chain markets,” said IHS Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jerre Stead. “Combined with the IHS electronic components information business, and our global commodity and economic outlooks, customers will have access to a full suite of robust information services across the entire electronics value chain."

iSuppli is the global leader in electronics technology research and advisory services serving a wide variety of market segments including computer platforms, automotive, consumer electronics and both wired and wireless communications. Product offerings range from electronic component research to device-specific application market forecasts, from teardown analysis to consumer electronics, and from display device and systems research to hardware design forecasting.

iSuppli serves companies involved in high-tech services, consumer electronics, multi-national industrial conglomerates, financials, and governments. iSuppli has successfully expanded their capabilities to encompass the full electronics value chain from fundamental electronic component supply to end-market demand. This complete value chain view is critical to operating and investment decisions of electronics manufacturers and across many core IHS market verticals which rely on electronics and electronic components.

“iSuppli was founded with a dedication to helping our clients improve performance in the electronics value chain by providing facts and analysis for success,” said iSuppli President and Chief Executive Officer Derek Lidow. “Our business strategy, team of industry veterans combined with our strong commitment to customers and colleagues are excellent complements to IHS, and we look forward to joining with them to deliver the most accurate and trusted electronics information and insight to customers around the globe.”

Stead added: “Taking advantage of existing IHS expertise, the acquisition of iSuppli will help us develop new products and services for a variety of the vertical markets we serve. In addition, we are acquiring an important asset base of analysts and researchers, as well as customers across Europe, in China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.”

The acquisition of iSuppli is subject to closing conditions contained in the definitive agreement.

Marlin & Associates acted as exclusive strategic and financial advisor to iSuppli’s Management, Board and shareholders, including Goldman Sachs, Covidien, CMEA and NeoCarta.

About IHS


IHS (NYSE: IHS) - www.ihs.com - is a leading source of information and insight in pivotal areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. Businesses and governments around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS employs more than 4,400 people in more than 30 countries around the world.

IHS is a registered trademark of IHS Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright © 2010 IHS Inc. All rights reserved.

About iSuppli Corporation


iSuppli Corporation is the global leader in technology value chain research and advisory services. Services afforded by iSuppli range from electronic component research to device-specific application market forecasts, from teardown analysis to consumer electronics and from display device and systems research to automotive telematics, navigation and safety systems research. More information is available at www.isuppli.com and by following us at twitter.com/iSuppli.

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.

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. More information is available at www.MarlinLLC.com.

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