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Archive for Tag: Quoted

Nov 11, 2010

Report Suggests Healthcare IT Market Will Consolidate Into “Mega Firms”

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Today our report on the healthcare information technology market was quoted by Jamie Oh in an article for Hospital Review.   A report published by financial advisory firm Marlin & Associates suggests companies in the healthcare information technology market will merge and consolidate into healthcare IT “mega firms” or “superstores” in the near future, according to a company news release. The study, titled “Back to the Future: Healthcare Rebooted,” was written based on surveys that were conducted throughout 2010. M&A predicts companies that are able to successfully integrate into consolidated healthcare information networks will be in a position to set…

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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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Aug 16, 2010

Bringing the Government Printing Office into the digital world

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Today our George Beckerman was quoted in a discussion of digitized documents by the Washington Post. When Mike Wash left his private-sector job in 2004 to join the federal government, he had a big job ahead of him: put government online for the American people. As Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), Wash has fulfilled this vision, leading the charge to digitize federal documents, which number in the tens of millions, so that they are easier to access by the American people. George Beckerman of Marlin & Associates, a strategic advisory firm whose clients make use…

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Aug 2, 2010

Nasdaq Deal Puts Surveillance in Spotlight

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Today our firm was mentioned as the advisor to SMARTS Group in a discussion of its impending sale to Nasdaq OMS by Institutional Investor. Nasdaq OMX Group has agreed to acquire Smarts Group, a long-established leader in the market surveillance technology that is becoming increasingly critical in rooting out illegal or improper exchange and brokerage transactions. The July 27 agreement, for undisclosed terms, will add what Nasdaq describes as “the most proven and widely adopted surveillance solutions in the world” to the offerings of the Nasdaq market technology business, which has more than 70 exchange and other securities-infrastructure customers in…

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Jul 27, 2010


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The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) has signed an agreement to acquire our client, SMARTS Group, the world-leading technology provider of market surveillance solutions to exchanges, regulators and brokers. This acquisition is part of NASDAQ OMX’s strategy to diversify its commercial technology business and enter the broker surveillance and compliance market. SMARTS will be part of the NASDAQ OMX Market Technology business, which delivers technology to over 70 marketplaces in more than 50 countries. Under the agreement NASDAQ OMX will acquire 100 percent of the shares in privately held SMARTS Group Holdings. The transaction is expected to be concluded within…

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