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Financing Awards- Information Technology Deal of the Year (2011)

May 16, 2011

NEW YORK, NY--(May 16, 2011) - Marlin & Associates ("Marlin"), the boutique investment banking and strategic advisory firm, today announced that the firm has been awarded with two ‘Deal-of-the-Year’ Awards for advising on:

  • Financial Services Deal-of-the-Year for advising Avox (Wexham, UK) a majority-owned company of Deutsche Börse, on its sale to The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC); and
  • Information Technology Deal-of-the-Year for advising iSuppli Corp on its sale to IHS Inc.

Each year, The M&A Advisor, a conference producer and newsletter publisher serving the middle market finance industry, recognizes top deal-making professionals serving the $10 million - $1 billion (sales) market in fields such as investment banking, private equity, legal services, and accounting.  The awards were made on the basis of creativity, resourcefulness, persistence, business savvy, and value-added. The finalists were judged by an independent panel.  The winners were announced at the 6th Annual Financing Awards Gala on the evening of Monday, May 16 at The Drake Hotel in Chicago, Illinois.

Marlin & Associates is one of the most active firms advising buyers and sellers of US and international middle-market information-technology firms. The firm is headquartered in New York, NY and has additional offices in Washington, DC and Toronto, Canada. Marlin has been the recipient of numerous awards, including twice being named "Middle-Market Investment Banking Firm of the Year," as well as the "Middle-Market Financing Agent of the Year -- Equity," and has been recognized for leading multiple "Deals-of-the-Year" Awards including: the "Financial Technology Deal of the Year," the "International Cross-Border Deal of the Year," and the "Middle-Market Financing -- Computer, Technology and Telecommunications Deal of the Year."  Marlin & Associates' team of professionals has advised over 200 information-technology transactions. 

About M&A Advisor’s 6th Annual Middle-Market Financing Awards  

The M&A Advisor’s 6th Annual Middle-Market Financing Awards Gala is a premier feature of the M&A Advisor’s Alternative Investing and Financing Summit. The program attracted finalist companies in 22 different categories in preparation for its annual tribute to the outstanding achievements in the middle market financing industry. An independent body of experts, who represent a cross-section of the middle market financing industry, will judge the finalists’ deals.

About Marlin & Associates

Marlin & Associates Holding LLC is a boutique investment banking and strategic advisory firm specializing in acquisitions and divestitures of U.S. and international middle-market firms that provide technology, digital information and healthcare-related products, technology and services. Marlin & Associates Securities LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marlin & Associates Holding LLC, is a broker-dealer registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and is a FINRA/SIPC member firm ( Investment banking and/or securities are offered through Marlin & Associates Securities LLC. More information is available at

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