Archive for Author: Ken Marlin

Jul 9, 2018

FinTech: The End of the Beginning – Our July 2018 Fintech Market 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 July Fintech Market Update. Recently Capgemini, the consulting, technology and outsourcing services company, in collaboration with Efma, a global non-profit organization, issued its second annual World FinTech Report. The authors may not have intended their report to call the “End of the Beginning” of consumer FinTech, but that is what they have done – and we agree. The Beginning is over. The…

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Jun 11, 2018

Infotech – It’s All About Speed – and Maybe Wireless. Our June M&A Report on the Information Technology Universe

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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 June 2018 Market Update. As we have previously noted, one of the biggest challenges – and one of the largest opportunities – in our industry today revolves around the ability to capture and analyze the massive amounts of structured and unstructured data. A big part of the challenge is that the volume keeps growing. Connected homes, offices, cities and cars, health and financial…

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May 18, 2018

Not Your Father’s Stock Exchange: Our May 2018 Fintech Market 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 May Fintech Market Update. One of those sectors is made up of firms that facilitate the trading, settling and clearing of securities trades – “Securities Exchanges”. As you will see on Page 15, enterprise-value-to-revenue multiples in this segment are among the strongest of any segment we follow. The average company on the S&P 500 trades at around 2.2x revenue. Canada’s TMX Group…

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May 9, 2018

Powering Through: Our May M&A Report on The Information Technology Universe

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Dear Clients and Friends, Our m&a 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 see our May General Market Update here. Byron Wien wrote a great piece last week on the perils of debt to the US economy. I encourage you to read it. Find it here. Wien noted that US national debt – at $20tn – is 3x what it was in 2000 – but the interest on that debt is up only 25% – due in part to…

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May 2, 2018

Marlin & Associates wins multiple ACQ5 Global Awards – Names Sam Levy Principal And Brian McAllister Director

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Dear Clients and Friends, We thought we should share a few bits of news with you: Multiple Awards We just learned that ACQ5 (Acquisition Finance Magazine) has named Marlin & Associates US Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year, as well as US TMT Advisory Firm of the Year. Additionally they named a transaction on which we advised – the $34 million (USD) growth equity financing of Tier1CRM by Wavecrest Growth Partners, Salesforce Ventures, and MassMutual Ventures as the US Small Tech Fund Raising Deal-of-the-Year. They also named me as the US Game Changer of the Year. It was quite…

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