Merriman Capital Retained as Capital Markets Advisor to Innovaro, Inc.

Jan 12, 2012, 09:00 ET from Merriman Holdings, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Merriman Capital, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: MERR), announced today that it was retained by Innovaro, Inc. (AMEX: INV) as capital markets advisor. In this capacity, Merriman Capital will advise on all matters related to increasing shareholder value and expanding Innovaro's shareholder base. Innovaro will present at Merriman Capital's Investor Summit, to be held in New York City on February 1, 2012.


About Innovaro, Inc.

Innovaro is The Innovation Solutions Company. The focus of Innovaro's business is to help clients innovate and grow. Innovaro offers a comprehensive set of services and software to assure the success of any innovation project, regardless of the size or intent. The Company's unique combination of consulting services provide innovation expertise, its LaunchPad software product provides an integrated innovation environment, and its Intelligence and Insights services provide businesses the information to support and drive success. Innovaro works with companies such as Abbott Laboratories, Bristol-Myers Squibb, The Walt Disney Company, LM Ericsson, Visa Inc., and Whirlpool Corporation. For more information about Innovaro, please visit its website at

About Merriman Capital, Inc.

Merriman Capital, Inc. is an investment banking firm providing equity and options execution services, market making, and differentiated research for high growth companies. We also provide capital raising, 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

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

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/A filed on April 28, 2011 and our Form 10-Q filed on November 14, 2011. 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-K/A filed on April 28, 2011 and 10-Q filed on November 14, 2011, together with this press release and the financial information contained herein, are available on our website, Please click on "Investor Relations."

SOURCE Merriman Holdings, Inc.