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Marlin & Associates Nominated as International Boutique Investment Bank of the Year

September 20, 2011

Also a Finalist for Four “Deal-of-the-Year” Awards

Managing Partner Nominated for International Dealmaker of the Year

NEW YORK, NY--(Sept. 20, 2011) - Marlin & Associates ("Marlin") today announced that the firm has been nominated and is a finalist for International Boutique Investment Bank of the Year and also a finalist for four “Deal-of-the-Year” Awards for US and cross-border transactions on which Marlin advised. Additionally, Marlin’s Managing Partner, Ken Marlin has been named a finalist for International Dealmaker of the Year. The five recent transactions on which Marlin advised cited by the nominations committee include:

-SMARTS Group (Sydney, Australia), which Marlin advised on its sale to NASDAQ OMX;

-Avox (Wrexham, United Kingdom) a majority-owned company of Deutsche Börse, which Marlin advised on its sale to The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC);

-iSuppli Corporation (El Segundo, California), which Marlin advised on its sale to IHS Inc.;

-SWIFT (Brussels, Belgium), which Marlin advised on its acquisition of Ambit Messaging Hub from SunGard; and

-Qatar Insurance Services (Doha, Qatar), which Marlin advised on its acquisition of RI3K.

Each year, The M&A Advisor, a conference producer and newsletter publisher serving the middle market finance industry, recognizes top deal-making professionals serving the $10 million - $1 billion (sales) market in fields such as investment banking, private equity, legal services, and accounting.  The awards are made on the basis of creativity, resourcefulness, persistence, business savvy, and value-added. The finalists are judged by an independent body of experts, who represent a cross-section of the middle market financing industry. The winners will be recognized at the 3rd Annual International M&A Summit and Awards Gala on Tuesday, October 11, at The Cornell Club in New York City.

“It’s an honor for our firm to again be a finalist for these awards,’ said Managing Partner Ken Marlin. ‘We are always proud to be acknowledged for our hard work.”

“We are very impressed with the quality of the nominations for the 3rd Annual International M&A Awards and the range of leading and emerging firms who are finalist candidates from around the world,” says Roger Aguinaldo, CEO of The M&A Advisor.

Marlin & Associates is one of the most active firms advising buyers and sellers of US and international middle-market information-technology firms. The firm is headquartered in New York, NY, and has additional offices in Washington, DC, Toronto, Canada, and Hong Kong, China. Marlin has been the recipient of numerous awards, including twice being named "Middle-Market Investment Banking Firm of the Year," as well as the "Middle-Market Financing Agent of the Year -- Equity," and has been recognized for leading multiple "Deals-of-the-Year" Awards including: the "Financial Technology Deal of the Year," the "International Cross-Border Deal of the Year," and the "Middle-Market Financing -- Computer, Technology and Telecommunications Deal of the Year."  Marlin & Associates' team of professionals has advised over 200 information-technology transactions. 

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