Marlin & Associates Finalist for Four M&A Advisor Deal-of-the-Year Awards

Marlin & Associates Finalist for Four M&A Advisor Deal-of-the-Year Awards  NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 10/31/13 --   Marlin & Associates, the boutique investment banking and strategic advisory firm, announced today that four transactions on which Marlin & Associates recently advised have been selected as finalists for "Deal-of-the-Year" by the M&A Advisor. Marlin & Associates was nominated for:      --  Healthcare/Life Sciences Deal-of-the-Year for advising ABILITY Network     Inc. (a portfolio company of Bain Capital Ventures) on its merger with     IVANS;           --  Financial Services Deal-of-the-Year for advising Xcitek Solutions     Plus, LLC (Birmingham, AL) on its sale to SunGard (Wayne, PA);           --  Professional Services (B-to-B) Deal-of-the-Year for advising SR Labs     (New York, NY) on its $53 million investment from Insight Venture     Partners (New York, NY); and           --  Technology, Media, Telecom Deal-of-the-Year for advising Knovel Corp     (New York, NY) on its sale to Reed Elsevier (London, UK).     "We are always pleased when we help our clients achieve their strategic and financial objectives," said Ken Marlin, Managing Partner at Marlin & Associates. "We are honored to see our hard work recognized by our peers, and to be nominated for four Deal-of-the-Year awards is truly humbling."   Each year, The M&A Advisor, a conference producer and newsletter publisher serving the middle market finance industry, recognizes top deal-making professionals serving the $10 million - $1 billion (sales) market in fields such as investment banking, private equity, legal services, and accounting. The awards are made on the basis of creativity, resourcefulness, persistence, business savvy, and value-added. The finalists are judged by an independent body of experts, who represent a cross-section of the middle market financing industry. The winners will be recognized at the 12th Annual M&A Awards Gala on Tuesday, December 17th at the New York Athletic Club in New York City.  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 & Associates 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." 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. For more information please visit 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 more than 200 firms on successfully completed transactions including the following:      --  MarketAxess Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: MKTX), subsidiary company,     Greenline Financial Technologies of Chicago, Illinois, which Marlin     & Associates advised on its sale to CameronTec of Stockholm,     Sweden; --  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 SunGurd 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: Ervisa Bilali Contact@MarlinLLC.com +1 (212) 257-6300     
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