Daily News: October 31, 2013

Marlin & Associates Finalist for Four M&A Advisor Awards

Marlin & Associates announced that four transactions on which Marlin & Associates recently advised were chosen as M&A Advisor “Deal-of-the-Year” finalists. Marlin & Associates was nominated for:

  • Healthcare/Life Sciences Deal-of-the-Year for advising ABILITY Network(a portfolio company of Bain Capital Ventures) on its merger with IVANS,
  • Financial Services Deal-of-the-Year for advising Xcitek Solutions
    Plus (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 (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 to $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.

    New York City-based 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. Marlin & Associates Securities LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Marlin & Associates Holding LLC, is a broker-dealer registered with the SEC and is a FINRA/SIPC member firm.