Daily News: May 15, 2013

Marlin & Associates Wins Two M&A Advisor ‘Deal of the Year’ Awards

Marlin & Associates, a boutique investment banking and strategic advisory firm, announced that two cross-border transactions on which Marlin recently advised have been recognized as International “Deals-of-the-Year” by The M&A Advisor. Marlin & Associates was recognized for:

  • Financial Services Deal-of-the-Year for advising Coalition Development (London, UK) on its sale to CRISIL (Mumbai, India), a subsidiary of McGraw-Hill; and

  • Professional Services (B-to-B) Deal-of-the-Year for advising IDEAS International (Hornsby, Australia) on its sale to Gartner.

    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.

    “We are honored to be recognized by our peers,” said Ken Marlin, managing partner of Marlin & Associates. “We’ve always taken a global approach to our business. Our clients don’t define themselves geographically and neither do we. We believe our blend of operational and financial experience, combined with our broad international reach and track record of success puts us in a formidable position to advise a wide range of domestic and international middle-market technology-enabled firms.”

    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.