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Apr 1, 2011

M&A Quoted in Associated Press: Nasdaq joins in global merger fray in bid for NYSE

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In the Financial Technology sector, The Associated Press wrote an article regarding the bidding war for NYSE Euronext. They contacted Ken Marlin to give his opinion on the topic. See the full article here. Ken’s quote:“We’re in the midst of a pretty fundamental reshaping of the way people trade stocks, bonds and derivatives,” said Kenneth B. Marlin, managing partner at Marlin & Associates, a boutique investment bank that’s done merger related work with exchanges. “This bid is a recognition that they are riding a powerful wave of change.”

Oct 26, 2010

Marlin & Associates’ Managing Partner inducted into Inside Market Data Hall of Fame

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Last night  our founding partner, Ken Marlin, was inducted into the  Inside Market Data Hall of Fame.  Ken was recognized as one of the 25 leaders and organizers who have made a profound difference to the Market Data industry over the past 25 years. The 25 inaugural members of the Inside Market Data Hall of Fame were introduced by Inside Market Data’s (“IMD”) editor Max Bowie and its publishing director, Lee Hartt at an event held at New York’s Hudson Hotel on October 25th. Other notable inductees included Michael Bloomberg (founder of Bloomberg LP and now Mayor of New York…

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Sep 1, 2010

Marlin Quoted in Deal Driver- Financial Services

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Today our managing partner Ken Marlin was quoted in a discussion of the the new Financial Reform Act by Monique Lewis for Deal Drivers -Financial Services. Financial Reform Act will push smaller banks to sell, while FDIC deals get tougher to do. As the Financial Reform Act is put into action, buyers and sellers will approach M&A cautiously. “There will be a lot of M&A activity but not in the next six months. Buyers still have options to merge via assisted deals with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (FDIC),” he added. In the past six months, the FDIC forced many…

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Sep 25, 2009

Something to tweet about: Twitter valued at $1B

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Today our managing partner Ken Marlin was quoted in a discussion of twitter’s valuation by Michael Liedtke for AP News. Twitter Inc.’s founders now have a billion-dollar baby, and they seem determined to raise it without a corporate parent. That was the message underlying Friday’s news that Twitter has lined up $100 million to finance its operations while founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone plot ways to make money off one of the Internet’s most popular communications tools. The investment values the 3-year-old company at $1 billion, even though it has yet to generate any meaningful revenue, let alone profits.…

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Jul 23, 2009

Apax Partners To Use All Equity In $571M Bankrate Deal

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Today our managing partner Ken Marlin was quoted in a discussion of Bankrate Inc by Sasha Dai and Kathy Shwiff for The Wall Street Journal. Apax Partners has agreed to acquire personal-finance Web site Bankrate Inc. in a $571 million deal that is especially notable because it is all equity. Bankrate got its start about 30 years ago as a print publisher of the newsletter Bank Rate Monitor, and through 1996 it was primarily a print publication business. In 1996, it started up, and has built up its online operations over time, including with several acquisitions in 2008. The…

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