Ken being Ken Marlin, of Marlin & Associates - or M&A ... clever, eh? - an investment banking firm that counts the financial information and technology marketplace as a key focus. Recent successes include NYSE Euronext's acquisition of Metabit (Marlin acted for NYSE), and TMX's acquisition of Atrium Network (Marlin acted for Atrium).
Doing what he does, Ken - who has worked for the likes of Dun & Bradstreet, Telekurs, Telesphere and Bridge - makes money both buying and selling, though in the low-latency world he's probably best known for selling: Infodyne to IBM, Vhayu to Thomson Reuters, and Cameron to Orc, among others.
More to come, I am sure, as the low-latency space matures and becomes more mainstream, and as winners and losers emerge among the innovators. World economic events will likely have an impact too.