SAN FRANCISCO - January 29, 2013 - Merriman Capital, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: MERR), is experiencing a strong start to 2013, announcing fourteen new engagements since the beginning of the year. Twelve of the assignments are represented by the Capital Markets Advisory Group and demonstrate the rapid expansion of Merriman's public and private company advisory practice. Merriman Capital continues to focus on delivering exceptional advisory and transactional services to rapidly growing public and private companies.
"We are pleased that our shift to focusing on the advisory and corporate services businesses is gaining traction in a tumultuous environment for broker dealers and investment banks," commented Jon Merriman. "January was a very strong month for new advisory engagements, which add to our recurring revenue streams and help to drive incremental banking and trading revenues. We also have seven teams on our Financial Entrepreneur Platform ("FEP"), currently marketing a number of transactions and deal activity is accelerating. We look for additional teams to be added to the platform in the near future."
January 3, 2013: Merriman Capital Announces Selection by SearchCore, Inc. (SRER) as its Designated Advisor for Disclosure on OTCQXJanuary 4, 2013: Merriman Capital Retained as Financial Advisor to NEAH Transportation Holdings, Inc.January 7, 2013: Merriman Capital Announces Sponsorship of Terrace Energy Corp (TCRRF) on OTCQXJanuary 9, 2013: Merriman Capital Acts as Exclusive Financial Advisor to AllDigital, Inc.January 9, 2013: Merriman Capital Initiates Coverage on Bitzio, Inc. (BTZO)January 10, 2013: Premier Alliance Group, Inc. (PIMO) Retains Merriman Capital as Capital Markets AdvisorJanuary 11, 2013: Galaxy Gaming, Inc. (GLXZ) Merriman Capital as Capital Markets AdvisorJanuary 15, 2013: Merriman Capital Partners with AX Trading to Launch DirectAX for Issuers and SponsorsJanuary 18, 2013: Zoom Technologies, Inc. (ZOOM) Retains Merriman Capital as Capital Markets AdvisorJanuary 22, 2013: BillMyParents, Inc. (BMPI) Retains Merriman Capital as Capital Markets AdvisorJanuary 23, 2013: SNAP Interactive, Inc. (STVI) Retains Merriman Capital as Capital Markets AdvisorJanuary 24, 2013: Merriman Capital Announces Sponsorship of Sirona Biochem Corporation (SRBCF) on OTCQXJanuary 25, 2013: Merriman Capital Announces Sponsorship of EPM Mining Ventures, Inc. (EPKMF) on OTCQXJanuary 28, 2013: Balqon Corporation (BLQN) Retains Merriman Capital as Capital Markets Advisor
About Merriman Capital, Inc. Merriman Capital, Inc. is an advisory-focused registered investment bank that provides equity and options execution services, market making, and differentiated research for high growth companies. The firm also provides capital formation, advisory, and M&A services. Merriman Capital, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: MERR) and is the leading investment banking firm for OTCQX companies. For more information, please go to www.merrimanco.com.
Merriman Capital, Inc. is a registered broker-dealer and member of The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) www.finra.org and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) www.sipc.org.Note to Investors
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Jon Merriman Chief Executive Officer Merriman Capital, Inc. (415) 248-5601
Douglas Rogers Managing Director Merriman Capital, Inc. (415) 248-5612
Will Febbo Chief Operating Officer Merriman Capital, Inc. (415) 248-5603
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