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Marlin & Associates' Managing Partner inducted into Inside Market Data Hall of Fame

November 05, 2010

NEW YORK, NY (Nov. 5, 2010): Marlin & Associates Holding LLC, the boutique investment bank, announced that its founding partner, Ken Marlin, has been recognized as one of the 25 leaders and organizers who have made a profound difference to the Market Data industry over the past 25 years.

The 25 inaugural members of the Inside Market Data Hall of Fame were introduced by Inside Market Data’s (“IMD”) editor Max Bowie and its publishing director, Lee Hartt at a gala event held at New York’s Hudson Hotel on October 25th. This event marked IMD’s 25 years as the leading provider of premium news to the market data industry. As part of the festivities, IMD commissioned a report profiling 25 pioneers of the financial market data industry from the past 25 Years. Copies of the report were distributed at the event.

According to the report, “These are individuals who command the respect of those who worked with them, and whose legacies have had a lasting effect on the industry.”

"It was fun to be with so many senior figures from across the industry, past and present,” Marlin commented. “As Max and Lee said so well, there are many others who made outstanding contributions to this industry and continue to do so. Nevertheless, it was pleasure to be among this inaugural group and to help IMD celebrate 25 years serving the Industry.”

Marlin was acknowledged as one of the 25 individuals who helped shape the market data industry over the past 25 years. According to the report, Marlin was recognized for his many roles in the industry including his former positions as CEO of Telekurs (NA); founder and CEO of Telesphere Corporation; Executive Vice President of Bridge Information Systems and his continuing role helping to facilitate and advise on transactions in the financial technology arena.

Other notable inductees included Michael Bloomberg (founder of Bloomberg LP and now Mayor of New York City); Stuart Clark (former CEO of Interactive Data and now Chairman of Ipreo); Clare Hart (former Chief Executive of Factiva, now CEO of Infogroup); Neil Hirsch (founder of Telerate); Joe Kasputys (founder of Primark and Global Insight); Larry Leuzzi (founder of GovPX);  Lance Uggla (founder and current CEO of Markit); Jeff Parker (founder of Tech Data, First Call and CCBN); Sharon Rowlands (former President of Thomson Financial and now CEO of Penton Media); and Bernie Weinstein (founder of ILX and now Executive Managing Director of BG Cantor).

About Inside Market Data

Inside Market Data is a weekly newsletter published by Incisive Media providing news for the financial market data industry. Incisive Media is one of the world's leading B2B information providers, serving the financial and professional services markets globally. Bringing product provider and purchaser business communities together in print, in person or online, Incisive Media has an unquestioned reputation for delivering high quality, timely information in whatever format best suits their customers. Further information regarding Inside Market Data’s Hall of Fame can be read at: http://www.waterstechnology.com/digital_assets/2042/IMD_25Years_Report_Oct2010_WEB.pdf.

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.

Contact: Krystle Bates at Contact@MarlinLLC.com +1 (212) 257-6300

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