Michael (Max) Maxworthy

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.


Michael (Max) Maxworthy has 18 years of investment banking and private equity experience in advising middle market companies in sectors such as Financial Technology, On-line Databases and Content, Enterprise Software, Digital Media, and eCommerce. In 2007 and 2008, Max was named to Investment Dealer's Digest's Magazine's "40 Under 40" list of top international deal-makers. In 2010, Max was also recognized by M&A Advisor' list for "40 under 40" based on his recent accomplishments.

Max began his career as a Research Assistant at Morgan Stanley before moving onto becoming a Financial Analyst at American International Group, and then moved to Veronis Suhler Stevenson (VSS), where he led a team that provided in-depth research on industries, companies, transactions, and valuations. His research was a cornerstone of publications such as Communications Industry Report and Communications Industry Forecast (published by VSS) as well as a critical information source for industry-specific publications such as Investment Dealers’ Digest Magazine (Global M&A roundtable discussion member), The Daily Deal, Securities Industry News, Corporate Finance Week, and Mergers & Acquisitions Magazine.

Max joined Marlin & Associates Holding LLC as a Co-Founder and Executive Managing Director, where he advised on many successfully concluded mergers, acquisitions, capital raises, and valuations. Since beginning his investment-banking career he has worked on both domestic and international cross-border deals with some of the biggest names in the business, including: IBM, Bloomberg, Factset Research Systems, Thomson Reuters, NYSE Technologies, Digital River, Euronext, NPD Group, Ventyx, Screaming Media (now part of Dow Jones/NewsCorp), FiServ and Morningstar to name a few.

Max has assisted many of the strategic companies backed by financial institutions, including; Hummer Winblad, NorthZone, Veronis Suhler Stevenson, Vista Equity Partners, ABRY Partners, and HAL Investments in divestitures and portfolio expansions.

Max is a former director for the Upward Bound Program at Binghamton University and a member of the Young Executives Board for the National Down Syndrome Society in the NYC Chapter. Max holds degrees in Finance and Management Information Systems from the School of Management at Binghamton University. Max is a registered securities principal and holds series 24, 79, and 63.

Max is a competitive motorcycle racer and skier.

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