George Beckerman

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 financial technology, data and analytics transactions in 27 countries around the world. 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. 

On June 14, 2021 we agreed to combine with the technology investment banking team at D.A. Davidson. Our combined technology investment banking group will have more than 60 professionals across North America plus a strategic transatlantic partnership with MCF Corporate Finance (60 investment banking professionals in London, Stockholm, Hamburg, and Helsinki). 

  • Our Group will cover eight tech sectors: Application Software, Infrastructure Software, Vertical Software, Communications Software/Hardware, Internet and Digital Media, Technology-Enabled Services, Data and Analytics, and Financial Technology. Within Financial Technology, we will continue covering clients across WealthTech, Payments Tech, InsurTech, BankTech, Real Estate Tech, LegalTech, GRC, Business Intelligence, Market Intelligence, Capital Markets Technology, and Digital Tech including Workflow Automation; 
  • We’ll work closely with D.A. Davidson’s 12 technology research professionals covering more than 130 technology stocks, and a dedicated equity sales and trading team


We expect the transaction to close in Q3 2021. 

 You can read more about the transaction HERE.


George Beckerman has provided strategic consulting and investment banking services to information companies worldwide, for more than 30 years. His 200+ client engagements have focused on revenue growth, strategic corporate development, alliance strategies, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and corporate finance for information, media, and communications companies and to the technology and services sectors that support these companies.

In 2004, George joined Marlin & Associates to lead the firm’s office in Washington DC. He is now an Advisor to our firm, focused on strategic advisory services for information services companies. George is also a principal in Hoart|Beckerman Consulting which advises b-2-b content companies on business development and transaction readiness.

Following 16 years of government service, George launched a strategy and transaction consulting practice, merged with Focus Enterprises, and then joined M&A. He advised owners of small and mid-sized business in the US and UK, and senior executives of the Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, McGraw Hill Companies, R.R. Donnelley, ProQuest, the Washington Post Company, Lexis-Nexis Legal and Regulatory, ReedTech. He co-founded Federal Market Research and; and he held C-suite positions in the Washington Post Company’s Legislate subsidiary and in Primark’s Disclosure subsidiary. 

George’s government service included positions in the New York City Temporary Commission on City Finances, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the US Department of Commerce.

George was a National Defense Education Fellow at New York University's Graduate School of Public Administration. He earned his Master’s degree there and his Bachelor’s degree at Queens College, City University of New York.

George, with roots in Brooklyn, New York, now lives in a southern Delaware town. He is active community matters and intends to make a difference in how civics education is taught and learned.


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