Emily Li

The Marlin & Associates team is comprised of a group of seasoned professionals who have an unrelenting commitment to maximize value for our clients. Collectively, our team has advised on more than 200 financial Technology, Data and Analytics transactions in  27 countries countries around the world. Much of the team has been together since shortly after the firm was founded more than a dozen years ago. Several M&A partners have held global C-level and senior operating roles in relevant industry sectors. This deep operating experience combined with extensive transaction expertise enables Marlin & Associates to provide an unparalleled level of strategic and financial advice to our clients as well as execution capability in nearly every conceivable situation. 

Our team has an extensive 17+ year track record of success during which we have built strong relationships that allow us to unlock shareholder value for our clients.

Emily (Luyao) Li joined Marlin & Associates after enjoying a role as an analyst at Bentley Associates, a boutique middle market investment bank. While there, she helped to advise on merger & acquisitions and capital raises for clients in diversified industries, including healthcare, consumer & retail, industrials and education. Prior to this role, she finished a research analyst internship program at Deer Isle Capital, during which she assisted with fund raising efforts for alternative investment funds.

Emily graduated from Fordham University Gabelli School of Business with a Master of Science degree in Applied Statistics and Decision Making. She also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Shanghai Finance University in China and once studied as an exchange student at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada.

In her spare time, Emily enjoys traveling with friends, exploring delicate coffee shops and restaurants in the city, and learning how to code. She’s also a big fan of FC Barcelona.

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