StoneX Group Inc. Closes on the Acquisition of GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.
NEW YORK, July 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- StoneX Group Inc. (NASDAQ: SNEX) (“StoneX” or the “Company”), today announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GCAP) (“GAIN”), an online provider of retail foreign exchange trading and related services.
GAIN is a provider of innovative trading technology and execution services to retail and institutional investors worldwide, with multiple access points to OTC markets and global exchanges across a wide range of asset classes, including foreign exchange, commodities and global equities.
Glenn Stevens, CEO of GAIN, commented on the transaction, “As a result of this combination, GAIN’s customers will benefit from a richer product offering, as well as the expanded resources and greater scale of the combined firm. StoneX, in turn, will add a new digital platform to its global financial network, significantly expanding its offering to retail clients, as well as a complementary futures business. We look forward to a bright future as part of the StoneX Group.”
Sean O’Connor, CEO of StoneX, added, “This is the beginning of an exciting new era for our company as we add two of the largest and best known retail financial-services trading brands in the world to our global financial services network, in the process more than doubling the number of active retail accounts we serve to 295,000 worldwide. We expect the integration of GAIN’s businesses to drive transaction volumes and create new cross-selling opportunities across all of our platforms – ultimately driving our financial performance in the process.”
About StoneX Group Inc.
StoneX Group Inc. (NASDAQ: SNEX) connects its clients with the global markets across asset classes - providing execution, post-trade settlement, clearing and custody. Clients use its digital platforms, market intelligence and high-touch service to manage their market risk, pursue trading opportunities, make investments efficiently, and improve their business performance.
Further information on StoneX is available at www.stonex.com .
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Jay A. Morakis
M Group Strategic Communications (for StoneX Group Inc.)