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Marlin & Associates adds former Chairman and CEO of Saxo Bank Asia, as a Senior Advisor

November 18, 2009

Kevin Ashby, Industry Veteran, will be based in London

NEW YORK, NY––(November 18th, 2009) – Marlin & Associates New York LLC (“M&A”), the boutique investment banking firm specializing in acquisitions and divestitures of U.S. and international middle–market technology, information and business services firms, today announced that Kevin Ashby has joined the firm?s investment banking advisory team as a Senior Advisor. He will be based in London, England.

Mr. Ashby is a former partner at global accounting firm KPMG; an entrepreneur who formed and led WISe E–Commerce (successfully sold in 2001); was CEO of Patsystems Plc (AIM: PTS); Chairman of Anvil Software Ltd (London), (successfully sold in 2006); and most recently Chairman and CEO of Saxo Bank's Asia Pacific capital markets business (Singapore).

“We're very pleased to have a professional as seasoned as Kevin Ashby join our team,” said Kenneth Marlin, Founder and Managing Partner of Marlin & Associates.

Michael Maxworthy, Partner at M&A added: “Kevin Ashby is a global industry leader. He reinforces our philosophy of offering our clients access to advisors that have in–depth expertise in transaction management, strategic consulting; and operating management, all focused on the global information technology industry.”

Mr. Ashby brings M&A over 30 years of international professional experience, extensive hands–on corporate restructuring and turnaround experience, and strategic consultancy expertise in the technology industry.

About Marlin & Associates

Founded in 2002, Marlin & Associates New York LLC is a boutique investment banking and strategic consulting firm focused on providing highly strategic, transaction–related services to U.S. and international middle–market firms engaged in technology, information, online media and business services. The firm is based in New York City, with offices in Washington, DC and Toronto, Canada. The firm has been the recipient of numerous awards, including "Middle Market Investment Banking Firm of the Year," "Middle Market Financing Agent of the Year – Equity" and numerous "Deal of the Year" awards. M&A's professionals have advised on over 200 successfully completed transactions in the technology and information services sector.

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