Dear Clients and Friends,
As 2013 begins, we want to wish all of you a happy healthy New Year. The past year has been a strong one for us – our strongest ever. We added staff, opened an office in San Francisco and advised on some significant transactions, including three that closed in the last ten days of the year:
- On December 21st, M&A’s client, XcitekSolutionsPlus, LLC (XSP) of Birmingham, Alabama, a leader in automated end-to-end Corporate Actions solutions, was acquired by SunGard Data Systems Inc.;
- On December 28th, M&A’s client Knovel, Inc. of New York City, a provider of a leading Web-based application that integrates technical information with analytical and search tools for engineers, was acquired by Reed Elsevier PLC; and
- On December 31st, M&A’s client SR Labs, LLC of New York City, a leading provider of high-performance electronic trading solutions for the global financial services industry, raised $53M in capital from Insight Venture Partners.
During 2012, Marlin & Associates was named USA TMT Advisory Firm of the Year; and our firm recognized for leading:
- Financial Services Deal-of-the-Year;
- Financial Technology Deal-of-the-Year;
- North America Small Mid-Market Corporate Deal-of-the-Year; and
- Technology, Media, and Telecom International Deal-of-the-Year.
We thank our clients and friends for your support. Thanks to you Marlin & Associates is one of the most active investment banking and strategic advisory firms providing strategic and financial advice to worldwide buyers and sellers of middle-market technology firms. The firm is headquartered in New York, NY and has additional offices in San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC; Toronto, Canada; and Hong Kong, China serving companies that provide information and technology to a wide range of communities including those that serve the banking, capital markets, insurance, marketing and healthcare arenas. We are humbled to have so many companies put their faith and confidence in us; pleased to see so many of our transactions completed; and always honored when our hard work is recognized by our peers.