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Apr 12, 2016

Young Guns vs. Megavendors – April 2016 M&A Market Update

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The press was filled this month with mega-deals such as Deutsche Börse coming together with the London Stock Exchange in a $30 billion merger; Markit and IHS merging in a $10 billion deal; and Nasdaq acquiring the ISE Options Exchange. But for us, it’s some of the smaller deals this past month that seem both interesting and particularly relevant in light of some of our recent blog pieces.

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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