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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