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Dec 7, 2017

Net Neutrality and Why It Still Matters To M&A. Our December 2017 Market Update.

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Dear Clients and Friends, Our latest Market Update report is found here. It contains an update on the 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 December Market Update. It’s been a strong year for information technology companies: revenue and profit are up for most and, as you can see from the report below, so are values. We’ve had a strong year – and it’s not over yet. But instead of recapping of our deals and awards, we are going to use this space…

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Nov 27, 2017

Will AI Take My Job? Our November 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 sectors of Enterprise Data and Analytics that we follow, and sometimes lead. Please find our November Enterprise Data and Analytics Update here. Stephen Hawking, the world renowned physicist, was recently quoted as being “quite concerned” that artificial intelligence could soon replace humans – completely. He called to mind some of the fears portrayed in the movie “Blade Runner” (one of my favorites). It’s a scary concept. An article by McKinsey last year was a bit less apocalyptic – but it did list 800…

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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 7, 2017

Tax Policy, Gridlock, and Infotech. Our November 2017 Market Update

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Dear Clients and Friends, Our latest report is found here. It contains an update on the m&a deals, values, and trends in the dozen+ segments of the information technology industry that we follow and sometimes lead. This week the news is filled with conflicting reports about the purported benefits and drawbacks of the GOP proposal to reform the US income tax code. Predictably, people who may benefit tend to like the proposal (e.g. banks, large multi-nationals, and many in the top 10%); and those who could be harmed denigrate it (e.g. the housing industry and people in high-tax states). Many middle-income Americans are confused;…

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