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Marlin & Associates Adds Senior Technology Banker, Afsaneh Naimollah, to Lead Its Technology Investment Banking Practice

November 09, 2009

NEW YORK, NY––(November 9th, 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, announced today that Afsaneh Naimollah has joined the firm's investment banking advisory team as a Partner, based in New York City.

For over twenty years, Ms. Naimollah has advised a wide range of multinational and middle–market technology–based clients. For ten of those years, Ms. Naimollah was Global Head of the Technology Group at Barclays Capital, where her team was represented in New York, San Francisco, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Tokyo and Taipei. Her clients have included companies in the broad based software, peripherals, distribution, electronics, satellites, hardware and medical technology industries. She will lead M&A?s activities in these areas.

“Afsaneh comes to M&A with an impressive background,” commented Ken Marlin, Founder and Managing Partner of Marlin & Associates. “Her focus on helping innovative technology businesses will complement our existing software and Internet practice adding momentum to a franchise that has enjoyed much success. We are pleased that she has joined us.”

Ms. Naimollah has advised a range of multinational and middle–market companies, including: Planar System in the corporate carve–out of its medical imaging operations; National Display on its sale to Riverside Partners; Gartner on the sale of its Tech Republic subsidiary to CNet; Clayton, Dubilier & Rice on its acquisitions of Lexmark and WESCO; and National Education Corporation on its sale to Harcourt. She has also executed multiple capital markets and advisory transactions with Motorola, Dell, Intel, Logica, Atos, Cap Gemini, and General Electric.

Prior to Marlin & Associates, Ms. Naimollah was the Founder and Managing Partner of Chela Capital Partners, a merger and acquisition advisory firm focused on the healthcare and technology industries. She is a current Board Member of ON2 Technologies (AMEX:ONT), which is in the process of being acquired by Google.

Ms. Naimollah received her MBA from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in International Finance. She has also attended the Financial Executive Program at Northwestern University. She lives in New York City, where she is active in a number of not–for–profit initiatives to advance causes of women and children.

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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