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Marlin & Associates' client, Advise Technologies, acquired by Compliance Solutions Strategies, a portfolio company of CIP Capital

January 31, 2017

Marlin & Associates, international investment banking and strategic advisory firm, announced that its client Advise Technologies, a leading provider of regulatory reporting software for investment management firms, was acquired by Compliance Solution Strategies (“CSS”), a newly formed governance, risk management and compliance (“GRC”) platform that offers technology-enabled regulatory and compliance solutions to the financial services industry. CSS is a portfolio company of CIP Capital, a growth-oriented, middle-market private equity firm.

Headquartered in New York City, Advise helps investment firms manage and automate reporting requirements in an ever-growing, fast moving and increasingly complex global regulatory environment.

Leading investment managers and fund administrators were quick to recognize the benefits of Advise’s industry-leading technology, and within six years of launch, the Company successfully onboarded more than 130 clients around the globe.

Following the transaction with CSS and CIP Capital, Advise will continue to focus on enhancing its regulatory reporting platform, as well as investing into new product development for further growth.

"We would like to thank the Marlin & Associates team” said Doug Schwenk, Founder and CEO of Advise. “They brought a deep understanding of the industry and their expertise was critical in helping us navigate through this strategic transaction. We are very excited about Advise’s future within this new structure.”

Jeff Faber, COO and CFO of Advise, said “The senior level attention and focus on execution at M&A was key – M&A knew all the right people in our sector and managed the process exceptionally. The team worked tirelessly to ensure that all of our objectives were achieved.”

Please find the press release 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 fintech firms as well as others that provide information technology, application software, online data and services. 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,” “Boutique 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 27 countries.

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