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Merriman Capital adds Highline Research Advisors to Financial Entrepreneur Platform

SAN FRANCISCO, August 11, 2014-- Merriman Capital, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc. (MERR), today announced the addition of Highline Research Advisors to its Financial Entrepreneur Platform ("FEP"). Through the FEP platform, Merriman contractually provides financial entrepreneurs with professional services, such as compliance and security licensing, facilities, legal services, product distribution and technology infrastructure to help them grow their businesses.

Highline Research Advisors LLC is an institutional investment banking group providing premium services to leading companies in the healthcare sector. They offer the full spectrum of investment banking services, including financings, equity research, M&A and advisory services to clients across the full range of market capitalizations, from start-ups to Big Pharma companies.  
"It is our mission to identify the best leadership teams in the healthcare sector and to assist them in achieving their strategic objectives by leveraging our expertise in the capital markets, our deep relationships in the industry and our premier equity research capabilities," says Theodore Kalem, President of Highline. "We believe our affiliation with Merriman Capital will allow us to better serve our clients with capital market services." 

"Our affiliation with Ted and his team is a welcome return into healthcare banking," says Will Febbo, Chief Operating Officer at Merriman Capital. "Highline Research Advisors will be a great partner with our existing advisory clients as well as the many firms looking at the Digital Capital Network for their funding needs. Given the activity in the space, we believe this will be mutually beneficial to our top line growth."

About Highline Research Advisors LLC

Highline Research Advisors has extensive experience in the healthcare sector and has built an execution oriented team dedicated to clients in this vertical. Its team is comprised of individuals from diverse backgrounds, including the buy-side, bulge bracket and boutique investment banking, consulting and academia. Highline Research takes a fundamental approach to providing sell-side services and put a premium on high quality management teams and high quality assets. 

About Merriman Capital, Inc.

Merriman Holdings, Inc. (MERR) is the parent of Merriman Capital, Inc. a full service investment bank and Broker-Dealer that facilitates efficient capital formation through a proprietary digital network, and offers Capital Markets Advisory and comprehensive Corporate Brokerage services for public and private companies. The firm also provides equity and options execution services for sophisticated investors and differentiated research for high growth companies and is a leading advisory firm for publicly traded, high-growth companies.

Digital Capital Network, powered by Merriman Capital, is a capital marketplace that enables highly targeted and more efficient execution of transactions. Please visit our website for more information on how you can be a part of our Digital Capital Network: http://www.digitalcapitalnetwork.com.

Merriman Capital, Inc. is a registered broker-dealer and member of The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) http://www.finra.org/ and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) http://www.sipc.org/.


Note to Investors
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements based on our current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties. This release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of offers to buy any securities of the Company. Forward-looking statements in this release are based on information available to us as of the date hereof. Our actual results may differ materially from those stated or implied in such forward-looking statements, due to risks and uncertainties associated with our business, which include the risk factors disclosed in our Form 10-K filed on March 31, 2014. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding our expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future and can be identified by forward-looking words such as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "should," and "would" or similar words. We assume no obligation to update the information included in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The Form 10-Kfiled on March 31, 2014, together with this press release and the financial information contained herein, are available on our website, www.merrimanco.com . Please click on "Investor Relations."

At the Company:

Michael Doran
General Counsel
(415) 568-3905

Will Febbo
Chief Operating Officer
(415) 248-5603

Highline Research Advisors

Theodore E. Kalem


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Source: Merriman Holdings Inc. via GlobeNewswire