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Mar 21, 2016

IHS finds its new CEO while Markit materially grows its empire – but where are they going?

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In one of the more interesting transactions in the information space of late, Colorado-based IHS (NYSE:IHS) and London-based Markit (NASDAQ:MRKT) announced their intent to merge yesterday. Based upon March 18, 2016 closing prices, the transaction values IHS and Markit at about $7.5bn and $5.2bn in equity value (or $10.4bn and $5.9bn in enterprise value), respectively. Upon completion of the merger, the combined company will be renamed IHS Markit. We’re still trying to figure out what it all means.

May 21, 2014

Marlin & Associates names Jason Panzer as Chief Operating Officer

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Today, we announced that Jason Panzer has been promoted to the created position of Chief Operating Officer, reporting to our founder and Managing Partner, Ken Marlin. We’re all pleased  for Jason.  He has been a partner at M&A for more than six years.  He began his career as a lawyer in the Mergers and Acquisitions group at Skadden, Arps, where he worked on dozens of transactions including public and private mergers, stock/asset acquisitions, tender offers, LBOs and private equity investments. Later, he spent 3 years as the CFO of JCF Group, the Paris-based provider of global earnings-estimates. In 2004, Jason…

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Oct 17, 2013

Marlin & Associates’ client NPD Group, Inc. has agreed to Acquire Leisure Trends Group

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  We are pleased to announce another successful transaction on which Marlin & Associates has advised. Our client NPD Group, Inc., a global market information and advisory services company has agreed to acquire Leisure Trends Group, a leader for market research in sports, recreation and leisure time. NPD Group’s products and solutions include tracking services, analytic solutions, and advisory services covering a wide range of consumer sectors. NPD Group consistently ranks among the top 25 market research companies in the world. We are pleased to have been the exclusive strategic and financial advisor to NPD Group on this transaction. The…

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Oct 2, 2013

Marlin & Associates’ client MarketAxess has agreed to sell its subsidiary Greenline Financial Technologies to CameronTec

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We are pleased to announce another successful transaction on which Marlin & Associates has advised. Our client MarketAxess Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:MKTX), the operator of a leading electronic trading platform for U.S. and European high-grade corporate bonds, emerging markets (EM) bonds and other fixed income securities has agreed to sell its subsidiary, Greenline Financial Technologies, to CameronTec (Stockholm, Sweden). Greenline Financial Technologies provides FIX and proprietary protocol and electronic trading technology solutions and services across all asset classes for leading global financial institutions. The full press release can be read here. We are pleased to have been the exclusive strategic and financial advisor…

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