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Fintech Disruption

Mar 14, 2016

Seismic Shifts in the Exchange Landscape

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It’s an interesting time to be in the business of facilitating m&a in the fintech space. Last week, my partner Jason Panzer wrote a blog post on the ongoing effort by fintech companies to help financial services firms lower costs and improve quality by taking humans out of structured and unstructured processes. One fully intended consequence of this movement has been downward pressure on transaction prices. That’s good for the users – not always so good for the service providers. It’s disruptive.

Jun 10, 2013

Marlin & Associates: June Market Update

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Dear Clients and Friends, Welcome to our June 2013 Market Update. As you will see, it provides our sense of M&A values, activity and trends for the dozen plus technology, information and healthcare sectors that we follow. Click here for our Market Update This month, while the majority of transactions continued to be under $200M, we did see some larger deals, including several by financial investors: Temasek invested $500M to acquire a 10% stake in Markit Group; a consortium of private equity firms led by Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital agreed to take BMC Software private for $7.0Bn; and…

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Apr 17, 2013

Five Marlin & Associates Transactions Named Finalist for International Deal-of-the-Year Awards.

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NEW YORK, NY–(April 17th, 2013) – Marlin & Associates, the boutique investment banking and strategic advisory firm, today announced that five cross-border transactions on which Marlin recently advised have been named finalists for International “Deal-of-the-Year” Awards. Marlin was nominated for advising: Coalition Development Ltd. (London, UK) on its sale to Crisil (Mumbai, India), a subsidiary of McGraw-Hill (NYSE:MHP); Ideas International (Hornsby, Australia) (ASX:IDE) on its sale to Gartner (NYSE:IT); IMS Research (Wellingborough, UK) on its sale to IHS; NYSE Euronext (NYSE:NYX) on its acquisition of a minority interest in Fixnetix (London, UK); and Knovel Corporation on its sale to Reed Elsevier…

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Jan 10, 2013

Marlin & Associates Advises on Three Year-End Deals to Close its Strongest Year Ever

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Dear Clients and Friends, As 2013 begins, we want to wish all of you a happy healthy New Year. The past year has been a strong one for us – our strongest ever. We added staff, opened an office in San Francisco and advised on some significant transactions, including three that closed in the last ten days of the year: On December 21st, M&A’s client, XcitekSolutionsPlus, LLC (XSP) of Birmingham, Alabama, a leader in automated end-to-end Corporate Actions solutions, was acquired by SunGard Data Systems Inc.;         On December 28th, M&A’s client Knovel, Inc. of New York…

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Oct 17, 2012

Marlin & Associates Honored for Advising on International TMT Deal of the Year

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Dear Clients and Friends, We are pleased to announce that Marlin & Associates has been recognized for advising on the International (Cross-Border) Technology, Media, and Telecom Deal of the Year under $100m. We were recognized for advising NYSE Euronext on its recent acquisition of Metabit (Tokyo, Japan). We are always pleased when our hard work is recognized by our peers. Marlin & Associates is one of the most active investment banking firms providing strategic and financial advice to worldwide buyers and sellers of middle-market technology firms. Marlin & Associates’ professionals have advised on more than 200 successfully completed transactions including…

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