Five Marlin & Associates Transactions Named Finalist for International Deal-of-the-Year Awards

Five Marlin & Associates Transactions Named Finalist for International Deal-of-the-Year Awards  NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 04/17/13 --  Marlin & Associates, the boutique investment banking and strategic advisory firm, today announced that five cross-border transactions on which Marlin recently advised have been named finalists for International "Deal-of-the-Year" Awards. Marlin was nominated for advising:      --  Coalition Development Ltd. (London, UK) on its sale to Crisil (Mumbai,     India), a subsidiary of McGraw-Hill (NYSE: MHP); --  Ideas International (Hornsby, Australia) (ASX: IDE) on its sale to     Gartner (NYSE: IT); --  IMS Research (Wellingborough, UK) on its sale to IHS; --  NYSE Euronext (NYSE: NYX) on its acquisition of a minority interest in     Fixnetix (London, UK); and --  Knovel Corporation on its sale to Reed Elsevier (London, UK) (LSE:     REL).     "Our clients do not define their markets geographically and neither do we. Perhaps that is why advising on cross-border merger and acquisitions has long been one of our strengths," said Marlin & Associates Managing Partner, Ken Marlin. "We are humbled to have five deals, on which we advised, be nominated for international deal-of-the-year awards."   "Although global uncertainty continues to be a factor affecting M&A markets around the world, we are greatly encouraged by the prospects of growth forecast for cross border M&A in 2013," said Roger Aguinaldo, CEO of The M&A Advisor, which sponsors the awards. "We are honored to have the privilege to recognize and celebrate, through this annual program, the international deal makers who are leading the charge."  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 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 b een recognized for leading multiple "Deals-of-the-Year" Awards. Marlin & Associates' team of professionals has advised over 200 information-technology transactions.  About Marlin & Associates  Marlin & Associates Holding LLC is a boutique investment banking and strategic advisory firm specializing in acquisitions and divestitures 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. Further information can be read at www.MarlinLLC.com.  Marlin & Associates Securities LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marlin & Associates Holding LLC, is a broker-dealer registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and is a FINRA/SIPC member firm (www.finra.org). Investment banking and/or securities are offered through Marlin & Associates Securities LLC. Marlin & Associates' professionals have advised on more than 200 successfully completed transactions.  Some recent clients that Marlin & Associates has advised include:      --  Bain Capital Ventures' portfolio company ABILITY Network Inc. of     Minneapolis, Minnesota, which Marlin & Associates advised on its     merger with IVANS; --  SR Labs, LLC of New York, New York, which Marlin & Associates     advised on its $53M capital raise from Insight Venture Partners; --  Knovel Inc. of New York, New York which Marlin & Associates     advised on its sale to Reed Elsevier PLC (LSE: REL); --  XcitekSolutionsPlus, LLC (XSP) of Birmingham, Alabama, which Marlin     & Associates advised on its sale to SunGard Data Systems Inc.; --  DMLT LLC (dba Investment Cafe) of Tampa, Florida, which Marlin     & Associates advised on its sale to eFront, a portfolio company of     Francisco Partners; --  Correlix of New York, New York and Tel Aviv, Israel, which Marlin     & Associates advised on its sale to TS-Associates; --  Ideas International Ltd. (ASX: IDE) of Hornsby, Australia, which     Marlin & Associates advised on its sale to Gartner (NYSE: IT); --  Coalition Development Ltd. of London, United Kingdom, which Marlin     & Associates advised on its sale to CRISIL, a subsidiary of     McGraw-Hill (NYSE: MHP); --  IMS Research of Wellingborough, United Kingdom, which Marlin &     Associates advised on its sale to IHS Inc.; --  NYSE Euronext (NYSE: NYX) of New York, New York, which Marlin &     Associates advised on its acquisition of a strategic shareholding in     Fixnetix; --  Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe of New York, New York, which     Marlin & Associates advised on its acquisition of a majority     interest in Triple Point Technology; --  Atrium Network of London, United Kingdom, which Marlin &     Associates advised on its sale to TMX Group (TSX: X); --  NYSE Euronext (NYSE: NYX) of New York, New York, which Marlin &     Associates advised on its acquisition of Metabit (Tokyo, Japan); --  Subserveo, Inc. of Vancouver, Canada, which Marlin & Associates     advised on its sale to DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE: DST); --  NaviNet, Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts, which Marlin &     Associates advised on its acquisition of Prematics; --  Qatarlyst of Doha, Qatar, which Marlin & Associates advised on its     acquisition of London-based RI3K; --  SMARTS Group of Sydney, Australia, which Marlin & Associates     advised on its sale to NASDAQ OMX (NASDAQ: NDAQ); --  SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) of     Brussels, Belgium, which Marlin & Associates advised on its     acquisition of Ambit Messaging Hub from SunGard; --  Avox of Wrexham Wales, United Kingdom, a majority-owned company of     Deutsche Boerse (ETR: DB1), which Marlin & Associates advised     on its sale to The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC);     and --  Strategic Analytics of Santa Fe, New Mexico, which Marlin &     Associates advised on its sale to Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ: VRSK).     Contact:  Krystle Bates Contact@MarlinLLC.com  +1 (212) 257-6300     
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