GAIN Capital Group, Inc. Named 86th Fastest Growing Private Company on Inc. Magazine's Inc.500 List
Firm Achieves Three-Year Sales Growth of 982%
GAIN Capital Group, Inc. a leading provider of foreign exchange trading and asset management services for institutional and individual investors, today announced its 86th place on the Inc. 500 ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. GAIN Capital achieved a three-year sales growth of 982 percent.
The companies that made this list represent the vanguard of American industry, posting a median three-year sales growth of 485%. Inc. 500 companies posted aggregate 2004 revenue of $15.9 billion, and 84% of them were profitable. Most importantly, Inc. 500 companies were engines of job growth, having created more than 95,000 jobs since the companies were founded.
"GAIN's success is built on three basic tenets: offer superior technology; stay focused on the customer; and recruit the best talent," commented Mark Galant, CEO of GAIN Capital Group. "It's an honor to be recognized among the impressive companies included in this year's Inc 500," commented Mr. Galant.
The Inc 500 recognition comes on the heels of another prestigious award recognizing GAIN's growth and achievement. The firm was recently named to the 9th position in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, honoring the fastest growing technology companies in North America based on four-year sales growth.
"When you look at the amazing job growth among Inc. 500 companies and contrast it with the stagnation in the Fortune 500, it underscores the changing nature of our economy," said Jim Melloan, project manager for the Inc. 500. "With unprecedented global competition, companies have to be able to turn on a dime and discover innovative new ways of doing business. Increasingly, it's the smaller, agile companies like those on the Inc. 500 that are best equipped to meet these challenges."
The Inc. 500 ranks privately held companies according to year-over-year sales growth from 2001 to 2004. With approximately 75% of all new job creation in the U.S. coming from entrepreneurial businesses, the Inc. 500 opens a window onto the companies and industries that are driving the economy forward. Over the years, the Inc. 500 has identified the next generation of world-class companies, with Microsoft, Stonyfield Farms, Timberland, Oracle, The Princeton Review, Morningstar, Jamba Juice, Gateway, E*Trade, Intuit, and Domino's Pizza all appearing on the list before they became industry powerhouses.
To be eligible for this year's Inc. 500, companies had to be U.S.-based, independent and privately held through their fiscal year 2004, and have had at least $500,000 in net sales in the base year of 2001. In addition, their 2004 sales had to exceed 2003 sales. Companies are ranked on cumulative three-year sales growth from 2001 to 2004. Inc. verifies all information using tax forms and audited financial statements from certified public accountants and by conducting interviews with company officials.
ABOUT GAIN CAPITAL GROUP
GAIN Capital Group is a leading non-bank provider of foreign exchange services, including direct-access trading and asset management. Founded in 1999 by Wall Street veterans, GAIN is one of the largest, most respected firms in the industry, servicing clients from more than 110 countries around the globe. Monthly trade volume currently exceeds $70 billion per month.*
In August 2005, GAIN Capital Group was named New Jersey's fastest-growing technology firm by Deloitte & Touche LLP's prestigious Technology Fast 50 Program. GAIN Capital's increase in revenues of 23,313 percent from 2000 to 2004 resulted in the number one ranking for New Jersey. Moreover, in October of 2005, GAIN Capital was also named to the Deloitte & Touche Technology Fast 50 as the 9th Fastest Growing Technology Firm in North America.
The company's flagship service, GAIN Capital (www.gaincapital.com) focuses on the needs of professional Forex traders, money managers and experienced Forex day traders. FOREX.com (www.forex.com) services individual investors of all experience levels with a full-service trading platform, lower account minimums and extensive education and training.
GAIN Capital Group is a registered Futures Commission Merchant (FCM) and a member of the National Futures Association.
*Includes customer trades, rollovers, and counterparty transactions.
Inc. 500 Online
This year, Inc.com (http://www.inc.com/) is offering readers an expanded series of online features to supplement the print edition of the Inc. 500 (http://www.inc.com/inc500). Launching October 19, the website will feature:
- Interactive maps allowing for quick insight into regional and industry trends
- A complete, sortable list of this year's winners
- Slide shows of Inc. 500 CEOs past and present
Inc., the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, delivers real solutions for today's innovative company builders. It provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology. Inc. is also the only publication that focuses on small to medium-size businesses, responsible for more than half the nation's gross domestic product and 70% of its new jobs. And Inc. looks beyond work to address the entrepreneurial lifestyle.