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Marlin & Associates Nominated as Middle-Market Boutique Investment Bank of the Year

October 27, 2009

Also Named a Finalist for Three 'Deal-of-the-Year' Awards

NEW YORK, NY––(October 27, 2009) – Marlin & Associates New York LLC, the boutique investment banking firm specializing in acquisitions and divestitures of U.S. and international middle–market technology, information and business services firms, today announced that The M&A Advisor has named the firm a finalist for four of its annual M&A Awards, including Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year.

In addition, Marlin & Associates was nominated and is a finalist for three deal–of–the–year awards:

  • Cross-Border Middle-Market Deal of the Year
  • Information Technology Deal of the Year
  • Professional Services Deal of The Year

“We are truly astonished and gratified at the volume of nominations for these awards and the obvious enthusiasm behind them, despite the current state of the economy and the financial crisis. The response demonstrates the importance of the middle–market industry to the overall health of the economy,” says Roger Aguinaldo, CEO of The M&A Advisor.

“It is a particular honor to be nominated again as the Boutique Investment Bank of the Year,” said Ken Marlin, Founder and Managing Partner of Marlin & Associates. “It is also an honor to have three different transactions on which we advised be nominated for three deal–of–the–year awards. We are humbled to be in the company of such well respected advisory firms.”

Other finalists include BB&T Capital Markets, Robert W. Baird & Company, Raymond James, and Houlihan Lokey.

About The M&A Advisor Awards

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 and resourcefulness, persistence, business savvy, and value–added. The finalists are judged by an independent panel and award recipients will be announced at the 8th Annual M&A Awards Gala in New York City on December 14, 2009.

About Marlin & Associates

Founded in 2002, Marlin & Associates New York LLC (“M&A”) 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.

Marlin & Associates 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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