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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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