Archive for Author: Ken Marlin

Feb 7, 2018

One $20 Billion Deal – and Four Big-Money Fintech Bets in 2018. Our February M&A Update

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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 February Fintech Market Update. Clearly, the big deal this month is Blackstone (together with Canada Pension Fund and Singapore’s GIC) buying 55% of Thomson Reuters’ financial information business (commonly referred to as “Reuters”, even though the original Newswire business is not part of the transaction.) At around US$20 billion (including debt), this is Blackstone Group’s largest deal since the financial crisis, and…

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Jan 26, 2018

The Chinese Are Coming. Our January 2018 Enterprise Data and Analytics M&A Update

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Dear Clients and Friends, The report found here gives our sense of the current m&a trends, values and deals in the four segments of the Enterprise Data and Analytics sector that we follow and sometimes lead. Please click here for our January Enterprise Data and Analytics Market Update. There can be no doubt that this market is large and growing. Harvard Business Review recently said that 85% of those surveyed in the Fortune 1000 have started, or plan to start, Big Data usage. According to IDC, global revenues for Big Data and business analytics are estimated to grow 12% annually…

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Jan 18, 2018

The Fintech Finance 40: Ken Marlin

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For the fifth year in a row, Institutional Investor has named Ken Marlin as one of the most influential people in fintech finance. Marlin wrote in his 2016 book, The Marine Corps Way to Win on Wall Street, that “successful deals come about as a result of disciplined planning, preparation, and execution — not luck,” and he considers that a guiding principle of Marlin & Associates, the New York–based boutique investment bank he formed in 2002. He reflects, however, on how chance occurrences caused him to change a plan that would have put him on the 106th floor of the…

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Jan 17, 2018

4 Themes Every InfoTech Company Should Be Watching in 2018 – Our January Market Update

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Dear Clients and Friends, Our report found here contains an update on m&a deals, values, and trends in the dozen+ segments of the information technology industry that we follow, and sometimes lead. Please click here for our January 2018 Market Update. As our regular readers know, we follow this market closely – and we see several themes that InfoTech firms should be watching in 2018. Theme #1: A move to recurring revenue models – and fast. Bankers talk about the attractive values afforded to SaaS and Cloud-based software applications. These are attracting investment dollars and customers. But so too are…

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Dec 19, 2017

The Fintech M&A Revolution Continues. Our December 2017 Fintech M&A Report

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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 December Fintech Market Update. As 2017 comes to a close it is sometimes useful to reflect on the many evolutionary – and sometimes revolutionary – changes going on in the Fintech world. Clearly, there is a land rush going on for mind and market share. It’s everywhere – in sectors such as wealth management, insurance, commercial banking, business and retail lending, capital…

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