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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.

Nov 15, 2017

Is Capital Markets Tech the Forgotten Stepchild of Fintech? Our November 2017 Fintech M&A report

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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 November Fintech Market Update. There is a revolution going on in many areas of Fintech. It’s obvious to anyone who uses their smart phone for banking, uses Alipay, PayPal, or Venmo to make online payments; uses ApplePay or LevelUp for mobile purchases; knows about crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin and Etherium; or about Kabbage, OnDeck or others doing business lending; or about our client, BillingTree, for managing b2b…

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Nov 2, 2017

The “First Mover Disadvantage”- Ken Marlin with Tabb Forum’s Terry Roche.

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Our Founder, Ken Marlin, is the keynote speaker at The Tabb Group’s Fintech Festival being held at the New York Hilton on November 2. In advance of the forum, Tabb’s Terry Roche interviewed Ken. A link to video of Part III of the interview can be found here. (Parts I and II were listed earlier this month and can be found here and here.) In Part III of the Interview, Terry and Ken talk about new technology models in Capital Markets and the “first mover” disadvantage. For more on the Tabb Group FinTech Festival please click here. For some of our…

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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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Oct 9, 2017

Will the Europeans Kill Europe? Our October 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. As you will see, many recent transactions are cross-border. We care because about half of our transactions involve non-US companies. Last week, buried in the news about the mass killing in Las Vegas, the plight of those affected by hurricanes, Russian hacks of the US Election, the future of DACA, and possible changes to US tax law, was news that the European Commission has ordered Luxembourg to recapture €250mm…

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