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January 03, 2002

The Daily Deal / TheDeal.com


Venture Capital IPOs Private Equity M&A
Movers and Shakers -Jan. 3, 2002
by Omar Sacirbey

Does the world need another middle-market focused investment bank? Kenneth Marlin seems to think so. Most recently a managing director with merchant bank Veronis Suhler & Associates LLC, Marlin is launching his own firm, Marlin & Associates, to provide M&A services for what he calls non-traditional information-based businesses, such as software firms that work with content aggregators. "There are a number of opportunities to work with what's left of the dot-com world," Marlin said.

The firm is still taking care of issues such as cards and letterhead, while its Web site, reserved under the domain name www.marlinandassociates.com, won't be up for a few more weeks.

Marlin is beginning with three employees, including himself. If deal flow meets his expectations, however, he could have as many eight people at the end of the year, with two or three at the partner level.

"There are so many qualified people that are available right now, given what's happened in the market over the past year," he said.

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