Daily News: March 13, 2012

Marlin & Associates Adds Kaufman to Launch West Coast Office

Marlin & Associates announced that industry veteran Jonathan Kaufman has joined the firm as a partner to launch the firm’s expansion on the west coast. Kaufman will be based in San Francisco.

Kaufman has more than a decade of experience in the technology and financial services sectors and previously working in investment banking at both UBS and Deutsche Bank. He has advised both large, public and growth-oriented private companies in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific through a number of strategic and financial transactions, including buy-side and sell-side M&A, capital raisings, leveraged buyouts, divestitures and recapitalizations. Jonathan has executed more than $100 billion of mergers and acquisitions and IPOs, LBOs and other financings during his career.

“Jonathan is a remarkable addition to our growing team,” commented Ken Marlin, founder and managing partner of Marlin & Associates, “and his coming onboard represents a significant step for our firm as well as the opening of our west coast office. His incredible track record, experience and execution capability as well as relationships will greatly benefit our clients as we continue to provide superior strategic and financial advisory services with unparalleled sector expertise.”

Marlin & Associate’s team of professionals has advised on more than 200 transactions involving companies that provide information and technology to a wide range of communities including those that serve the banking, capital markets, insurance, marketing and healthcare arenas.

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.