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Two Marlin & Associates Transactions Named International Deals-of-the-Year

May 15, 2013

NEW YORK, NY--(May 15, 2013) Marlin & Associates, the boutique investment banking and strategic advisory firm, today announced that two cross-border transactions on which Marlin recently advised have been recognized as International “Deals-of-the-Year” by The M&A Advisor. Marlin & Associates was recognized for:

  • Financial Services Deal-of-the-Year for advising Coalition Development Ltd. (London, United Kingdom) on its sale to CRISIL (Mumbai, India), a subsidiary of McGraw-Hill (NYSE:MHP); and
  • Professional Services (B-to-B) Deal-of-the-Year for advising IDEAS International (Hornsby, Australia) (ASX:IDE) on its sale to Gartner (NYSE:IT).

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 finance industry. The winners were recognized at the 5th Annual International M&A Awards Gala on Monday, May 13th at the New York Athletic Club.

We are honored to be recognized by our peers,” said Ken Marlin, Managing Partner of Marlin & Associates. “We’ve always taken a global approach to our business. Our clients don’t define themselves geographically and neither do we. We believe our blend of operational and financial experience, combined with our broad international reach and track record of success puts us in a formidable position to advise a wide range of domestic and international middle-market technology-enabled firms.”

Marlin & Associates is one of the most active firms advising buyers and sellers of U.S. and international middle-market firms that provide technology, digital information and healthcare-related products, technology and services. The firm is headquartered in New York, NY and has additional offices in San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC; Toronto, Canada; and Hong Kong, China. Marlin & Associates 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. Marlin & Associates' team of professionals has advised over 200 information-technology transactions.

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