Archive for Author: Ken Marlin

Dec 12, 2018

Countering Volatility with Innovation to Achieve Success – Our Fintech M&A Report for December 2018

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Dear Clients and Friends, As the year end approaches, it is clear that volatility is not going away soon. After the recent market swings – and the drop in the value of cryptocurrencies – it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that the best b2b Fintech firms have managed to persevere – and even succeed in this volatile world. The key may be staying at the forefront of technological innovation. As you will see from our December report found here, values, trends and transactions for the best companies in the seven segments of the B2B Fintech world that we follow…

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Dec 7, 2018

Brexit and Stupid Politicians: Our December Report on M&A Values in Information Technology

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Dear Clients and Friends, Our latest report on the values and trends in the dozen+ segments of the information technology industry that we follow, and sometimes lead, is here. Please click here for our December M&A Infotech update. On Tuesday (December 11th), the UK parliament will vote on a draft Brexit agreement with the EU – choosing between “Leave softly” or “Leave hard”. No matter which way they vote, the British population loses. It’s like the US in Vietnam. Too many politicians would rather let people suffer than risk losing an election. We have advised on transactions in 27 countries. The market…

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Nov 29, 2018

Russians, Chinese, Israelis, Midterms – Who Can You Trust? Our November Information Technology M&A

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Dear Clients and Friends: Our latest report on the values and trends in the dozen+ segments of the information technology industry that we follow, and sometimes lead, can be found here. The information technology industry has been a global one for many years, and to us, that’s a good thing. Good software engineers, code writers, mathematicians etc. are everywhere: US , Canada, UK, and Ireland; Russia, and Ukraine; Israel and Palestine, Turkey and China;  Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and a half dozen other countries. Recently, this globalism has come under attack. There are several good reasons including some very real…

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Oct 25, 2018

The Robots Are Coming. Our Fintech M&A Report for October 2018

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Dear Clients and Friends, Our latest Fintech m&a report can be found here. It highlights m&a trends and transactions in the seven segments of the Fintech world that we follow and sometimes lead. Please click here for our October Fintech M&A Update. Just over a year ago, we published a piece on the relationship between “AI” (Artificial Intelligence) and North Korean missiles. We noted the AI focus of investor Masayoshi Son (the founder of Softbank) and his new “Vision” Fund and pointed out that Mr. Son and Kim Jong-un are not alone in chasing the pot of gold at the…

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Oct 10, 2018

Embrace Intelligent Globalism: Our October Infotech M&A Report

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Dear Clients and Friends, Our latest report on the values and trends in the dozen+ segments of the information technology industry that we follow, and sometimes lead, can be found here. Please click here for our October Infotech M&A Report. We regularly advise on cross-border transactions, and have done so in 27 countries so far. These deals make up about one-third of our business. We were pleased to see the recent progress on NAFTA 2.0. It stands as an example of what can be done in promoting cross-border trade that is fair for both sides (or all three sides, in…

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