The Marlin & Associates team is comprised of a group of seasoned professionals who have an unrelenting commitment to maximize value for our clients. Collectively, the team has advised on more than 200 information and technology transactions in more than 25 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 13+ year track record of success during which we have built strong relationships that allow us to unlock shareholder value for our clients.
One of the things Louis DeRose likes best about being an investment banker at Marlin & Associates is the consultative approach combined with the in-depth client engagement. He enjoys getting to know the management team and helping them to shepherd their company through an often long and complex process.
“My background in management consulting is a definite plus at Marlin.” “Not only do I get to use my financial skills but also the level of interchange with client companies and counter-parties is exciting here. It is a big component of what we do. “Louis also appreciates the varied background of his colleagues at Marlin. “It’s a group of people with strong strategic and operational backgrounds to complement their transaction experience.”
Louis particularly enjoyed being part of the Marlin team advising private equity funds managed by Blackstone and by Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division on their acquisition of Ipreo Holdings from affiliates of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Ipreo is a leading global provider of market intelligence and workflow solutions to capital markets and corporate professionals.
Prior to joining Marlin & Associates, Louis was a management consultant at Poyry Management Consulting advising companies on growth opportunities, strategic partnerships and divestitures. Prior to that he was at Huron Consulting Group. Louis is a CFA Charterholder. He graduated from Villanova University Cum Laude with a BS in Business Administration, a major in finance and a minor in accounting.
Today, Louis and his wife live in Hoboken, New Jersey where he calls himself a weekend cook. He and his wife enjoy traveling and in search of warmer weather, their travels have recently taken them to Bermuda, Costa Rica, Panama and Sardinia. When time permits, Louis works on improving his golf game.