Marlin & Associates Chooses IntraLinks as Provider of Virtual Data Rooms
Marlin & Associates Chooses IntraLinks as Sole Provider of Virtual Data Rooms
Information and Technology Investment Firm Cites IntraLinks' Superior Feature Set as Determining Factor
New York, October 25, 2005 - Marlin & Associates, a New York and Washington D.C.-based investment banking firm focusing on technology, digital information, media and software companies, today announced that it has chosen IntraLinks to be its provider of virtual data rooms. Under the terms of the agreement, Marlin & Associates will employ IntraLinks’ Private Label Service, which will enable the firm to offer its clients access to the most sophisticated data room technology on the market under its own name.
"Our clients use the best technology. They expect us to do the same. So, we choose our technology providers with the greatest of care," said Michael Maxworthy, Partner at Marlin & Associates. "We've experienced other virtual data room providers, and found IntraLinks to be the best. Their responsiveness and feature set put them in a class by themselves."
IntraLinks allows companies to post confidential information in secure virtual data rooms for due diligence in mergers and acquisitions transactions. Traditionally, banks and their corporate clients store paper documents in physical rooms for buyers to take turns reviewing information over a period of weeks or months. Using an IntraLinks On-Demand Workspace™, buyers conduct due diligence online simultaneously, shortening the deal timeline while protecting the anonymity of multiple buyers and allowing sellers and their advisors to track their progress closely.
“We are pleased that Marlin & Associates has turned to IntraLinks as its trusted provider of virtual data rooms,” said Andrew Damico, Executive Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing at IntraLinks. “We look forward to assisting the Marlin & Associates team in delivering outstanding service to their clients in the years ahead.”
About Marlin & Associates
Marlin & Associates New York LLC (M&A) is a specialized investment banking advisory and consulting firm providing transaction advice and services to middle-market firms in the technology, media, information and business services sectors. The firm is based in New York City and Washington DC., and is focused on providing strategic and transactional advice related to mergers & acquisitions, private placements, divestitures, growth and business strategy, and valuations, with emphasis on serving information and technology firms that supply other businesses with content, capabilities, software, databases, technology or other business services and tools.
IntraLinks® On-Demand Workspaces™ connect business communities and accelerate the intelligent flow of information and documents among participants. Through IntraLinks' secure, neutral, online environments, companies are better able to compete globally by accelerating essential business processes, simplifying communication and fostering rapid workflow. IntraLinks is easily accessible anywhere, anytime using a web browser.
Since April 1997, more than 400,000 participants representing over 10,000 organizations worldwide have used IntraLinks On-Demand Workspaces™ to communicate and collaborate on thousands of projects and transactions. IntraLinks has been adopted widely in the financial services and pharmaceutical industries, where its clients include AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bank of America, Bear Stearns, Deutsche Bank, Ernst & Young, FDIC, TD Securities, Thomas Weisel Partners and WestLB, among hundreds of others. Founded in 1996, IntraLinks is headquartered in New York with offices in Boston and London.