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Marlin & Associates Advises MSCI on its sale of FEA to Allegro

April 25, 2018

Dear Clients and Friends,

We are pleased to announce another successful m&a transaction on which Marlin & Associates has advised.

Our client MSCI Inc., a leading provider of research-based indexes and analytics, completed the sale of Financial Engineering Associates, Inc. (FEA) to Allegro Development Corp. (Allegro), a global leader in Commodity Management software and solutions, and portfolio company of Vector Capital.

This strategic transaction combines two firms, Allegro and FEA, each with strong and longstanding brand recognition in the industry. FEA's products cover thousands of different instruments and assets, giving energy and commodity customers the ability to model the breadth of their enterprise portfolios. FEA’s solutions are a natural strategic fit with Allegro’s distribution channels, investment strategy, and extensible CTRM software suite. Founded by Professor Mark Garman, co-author of the Garman-Kohlhagen option pricing formula in 1989, FEA was acquired by Barra in 2002, which in turn was acquired by MSCI in 2004.

Frank Cummings, FEA’s General Manager, said: "The Marlin & Associates team was a highly valued player in completing our transaction. Their professional expertise and commitment to the process, preparation, positioning, presentation, and leadership got us to the finish line. They’re smart, available whenever needed, and bring the work ethic to get the deal done.”

We are pleased to have been the exclusive financial and strategic advisor to MSCI and to have helped them find an outstanding partner for FEA. MSCI’s announcement can be read HERE.

Marlin & Associates is one of the most active investment banking and strategic advisory firms providing counsel to worldwide buyers and sellers of middle-market technology firms. Headquartered in New York City, with offices in Washington, D.C., and Toronto, Marlin & Associates has won numerous awards including the “Middle-Market Investment Bank of the Year,” “Middle-Market Financing Agent of the Year – Equity,” and “TMT Advisory Bank of the Year.” More than 20 transactions on which Marlin & Associates has advised have been recognized as “Deal-of-the-Year”. The Marlin & Associates team of professionals has advised on more than 200 information-technology transactions in 26 countries.

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