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Five Marlin & Associates Transactions Named Finalist for International Deal-of-the-Year Awards

April 17, 2013

NEW YORK, NY--(April 17th, 2013) - Marlin & Associates, the boutique investment banking and strategic advisory firm, today announced that five cross-border transactions on which Marlin recently advised have been named finalists for International “Deal-of-the-Year” Awards. Marlin was nominated for advising:

  • Coalition Development Ltd. (London, UK) on its sale to Crisil (Mumbai, India), a subsidiary of McGraw-Hill (NYSE:MHP);
  • Ideas International (Hornsby, Australia) (ASX:IDE) on its sale to Gartner (NYSE:IT);
  • IMS Research (Wellingborough, UK) on its sale to IHS;
  • NYSE Euronext (NYSE:NYX) on its acquisition of a minority interest in Fixnetix (London, UK); and
  • Knovel Corporation on its sale to Reed Elsevier (London, UK) (LSE:REL).

“Our clients do not define their markets geographically and neither do we. Perhaps what is why advising on cross-border merger and acquisitions has long been one of our strengths,” said Marlin & Associates Managing Partner, Ken Marlin. “We are humbled to have five deals, on which we advised, be nominated for international deal-of-the-year awards.”

“Although global uncertainty continues to be a factor affecting M&A markets around the world, we are greatly encouraged by the prospects of growth forecast for cross border M&A in 2013,” said Roger Aguinaldo, CEO of The M&A Advisor, which sponsors the awards. “We are honored to have the privilege to recognize and celebrate, through this annual program, the international deal makers who are leading the charge.”

Marlin & Associates is one of the most active firms advising buyers and sellers of U.S. and international middle-market firms that provide technology, digital information and healthcare-related products, technology and services. The firm is headquartered in New York, NY and has additional offices in San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC; Toronto, Canada; and Hong Kong, China. 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. Marlin & Associates' team of professionals has advised over 200 information-technology transactions.

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