Marlin & Associates ("Marlin"), the boutique investment banking and strategic advisory firm, today announced that the firm has again been recognized for advising on recent significant merger-and-acquisition transactions. Marlin received âdeal of the yearâ awards for advising on:
â¢ Middle-Market âDeal of the Yearâ (From $50mm to $100mm) for its role in advising Hugin (Oslo, Norway) on its sale to Thomson Reuters by NYSE Euronext; and
â¢ Financial Services âDeal of the Yearâ ($500mm and less) for its role advisingSMARTS Group (Sydney, Australia) on its sale to NASDAQ OMX.
âWinning seven âDeal of the Yearâ Awards is unprecedented for us,â said Marlin & Associatesâ Managing Partner and Founder Ken Marlin. âWe are pleased to be recognized by our peers and humbled by the attention. It is our pleasure to gather momentum for 2011 as we help our clients successfully close well-executed deals.â
Marlin & Associates is one of the most active investment banking firms providing strategic and financial advice to worldwide buyers and sellers of middle-market technology firms. Marlinâs team of professionals have extensive experience from advising 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. Other recent global Marlin & Associates clients include Deutsche BÃ¶rse, NYSE Euronext, Reed Elsevierâs LexisNexis, McGraw Hillâs Standard and Poorâs (S&P), SWIFT, and NaviNet as well as a large array of firms owned by entrepreneurs, corporations, private equity and venture capital firms worldwide.
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 M&A Advisor nominates firms and individuals for awards based on their creativity and 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 award winners were announced at the 9th Annual M&A Awards Gala and Summit at the New York Athletic Club in New York City.