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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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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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Dec 14, 2017

We’re Bullish On SaaS M&A – See Our December 2017 Market Update

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Dear Clients and Friends, The year is almost over. The report found here covers m&a trends, values and deals in the four sectors of Enterprise Data and Analytics that we follow, and sometimes lead. As you will see, it’s been a strong year. Please click here for our December 2017 Enterprise Data and Analytics report. We’ve been advising buyers and sellers of Data and Analytics companies for more than 15 years now – more than 200 transactions – and each deal is still a treat. This week we announced another one: we were exclusive financial and strategic advisor to Tier1CRM,…

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Dec 13, 2017

Alexa – What Is The Future of Healthcare M&A? Our December HIT Market Update

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Dear Clients and Friends, Please click here for our December HIT Market Update. Some companies engage in M&A to achieve synergies or diversification, while others aim for growth or to eliminate the competition. History is full of examples of horizontal tie-ups amongst  providers, insurers or pharmaceuticals. In the new era of healthcare, however, M&A is all about survival. Our industry is struggling to find new ways to capture and keep customers before some other new world interlopers – like Amazon or Walmart – find a way to take them away from you. The pending acquisition of Aetna by CVS is a…

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