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M&A Announces the addition of Senior Technology Investment Banker

September 30, 2003

Marlin & Associates Announces the addition of Senior Technology Investment Banker

New York, September 30th, 2003 - Marlin & Associates (M&A), the New York-based investment banking advisory and consulting firm today announced that Paul R. Friday, has joined the firm. 

Mr. Friday began his career at UBS/PaineWebber, where he was one of the early members of the Internet technology investment banking group. Paul then moved to Robertson Stephens where he joined the software group, based in New York. Immediately prior to joining Marlin and Associates, Paul served as Vice President at boutique investment bank, Appleby Capital. In that role, Paul led the banking efforts and was responsible for initiating and maintaining client relationships for a wide range of technology and software firms as well as managing all aspects of transaction execution.

During his career, Paul has advised top management, and boards of dozens of firms in sectors such as Financial Technology, Financial Institutions, Communications Software and Equipment, Enterprise Software, Digital Media, and eCommerce.  Over the past eight years, Paul has advised on over 30 successfully concluded transactions including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures as well as strategic partnerships, and placements of debt and equity.

"The addition of Paul to our team not only adds another banker with substantial expertise and credibility in the areas of software and technology, on-line information and business services”, said Ken Marlin, M&A’s managing Partner. “Paul’s addition also puts us in a stronger position to work with the growing number of middle market companies coming to us in search of help identifying and qualifying sources of growth capital.”


Marlin & Associates (M&A) is a specialized investment banking advisory and consulting firm providing transaction advice and services to middle-market firms in the media, technology, information and business services sectors. The firm is based in New York City.

Ken Marlin, M&A’s Managing Partner and Founder has spent the past 20 years both leading, and advising firms that provide information and technology. He has been has been CEO of technology and media firms four times, and has bought, sold and raised growth capital for his own companies, as well as advising dozens of others.

For more information, please visit or contact
Ken Marlin at or 646-495-5140

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