Archive for Category: In the News

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 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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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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