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M&A Advisor- Healthcare and Life Science Deal-of-the-Year (2013)

December 17, 2013

Marlin & Associates recognized for advising on Healthcare and Life Science Deal-of-the-Year (Over $100mm to $500mm)

NEW YORK, NY--(Dec. 17th, 2013) Marlin & Associates, the boutique investment banking and strategic advisory firm, today announced that the firm has been recognized for its role as exclusive strategic and financial advisor to Bain Capital Ventures on the merger of its portfolio company ABILITY® Network Inc., a market-leading healthcare technology company, with Stamford, CT-based IVANS®, the largest provider of secure insurance data communication services to the US healthcare and Property & Casualty Insurance community - trusted by more than 350 insurance carrier customers and 30,000 independent agents nationwide. “This was one of the healthcare industry's most exciting transactions in years.” said Afsaneh Naimollah, Partner in charge of the Healthcare practice at Marlin & Associates.  

Bain Capital Ventures is the venture and growth capital affiliate of Bain Capital, one of the world's leading private, alternative asset management firms, with approximately $65 billion in assets under management worldwide.

In Addition, Ability also merged Property and Casualty business of IVANS with Applied Systems Inc., a leading provider of insurance software. ABILITY and Applied Systems are portfolio companies of Bain Capital Ventures and Bain Capital, respectively. “The industry is experiencing a massive transformation and this combination is a powerful example of how the leaders in the industry can shape the future”, added Ms. Naimollah.

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 are made on the basis of creativity, resourcefulness, persistence, business savvy, and value-added. The finalists are judged by an independent body of experts, who represent a cross-section of the middle market financing industry. The winners were presented on Tuesday at the 12th Annual "M&A Advisor Awards" Gala at the New York Athletic Club in New York City.

Marlin & Associates is one of the most active firms advising buyers and sellers of U.S. and international middle-market firms that provide software, data, and related services. The firm is based in New York City, with offices in Washington, DC, Toronto, Canada, and Hong Kong, China and has been the recipient of numerous awards including “Middle-Market Investment Bank of the Year”, "Middle-Market Financing Agent of the Year - Equity." And “TMT Advisory Bank of the Year”. Two transactions on which Marlin & Associates advised have been recognized as “Deals-of-the Decade”. Marlin & Associates' professionals have advised on more than 200 successfully completed transactions with participants in 11 countries.

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