Archive for Category: In the News

Mar 14, 2018

Capital Markets Infrastructure: Unsexy – and Yet Hot. Our March 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 see our March Fintech report here. Close followers of our Fintech newsletters will know that one of the Fintech sectors we follow closely is Capital Markets Infrastructure. It may not be a sexy segment. But, from an m&a perspective, it’s hot. A few weeks ago, McKinsey came out with a 30-page report on the segment – titled: Fintech Decoded:  Capturing the opportunity in capital markets infrastructure.…

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Feb 15, 2018

Pigs Get Slaughtered. Our February 2018 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 latest February Market Update. There’s an old saying in our business: Bulls and Bears make money; Pigs get slaughtered. We are living in good times: in spite of a recent pull back, global equity markets are still up more than 20% over the past 12 months; there is something like a trillion dollars of unspent capital committed to financial sponsors and in the…

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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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Nov 16, 2017

Marlin & Associates wins “Professional Services (B-to-B) Deal of the Year Award” from The M&A Advisor

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Pleased to announce that this week, The M&A Advisor, a conference producer and newsletter publisher serving the middle-market finance industry, recognized us as the winner of the “Professional Services (B-to-B) Deal of the Year Award” (Over $100MM) for advising BillingTree, the leading provider of integrated payment solutions to the healthcare and financial services industries in a majority recapitalization led by Parthenon Capital Partners in partnership with BillingTree’s senior management team. We are always pleased when our hard work is recognized by our peers. Please find more of our awards here.

Oct 18, 2017

Automation vs. AI: Our October 2017 Enterprise Data and Analytics M&A Update

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Dear Clients and Friends, The report found here covers 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 October 2017 Enterprise Data and Analytics Update. Recently, I wrote a blog piece that referenced the new focus of investor Masayoshi Son (the founder of Softbank) on “AI” (artificial intelligence). It’s the future and we know it. China is investing billions in AI. IBM, Intel, Google, GE, Microsoft, Salesforce, Softbank and so many others are investing in the space. The CIA and the Pentagon are…

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