BGC Partners, Inc.

BGC Partners, Inc.

BGC Partners, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

1945

Headquarters

499 Park Avenue, New York, NY, 10022, USA

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

4,688

Industries

Investment Banking & Brokerage
Accounting & Financial Services

Company Description

BGC Partners, Inc. operates as a global financial intermediary to the financial and real estate markets. The company operates through two segments: Financial Services and Real Estate Services. The Financial Services segment provides brokerage of a broad range of products, including fixed income securities, interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, equities, equity derivatives, credit derivatives, commodities, futures and structured products. It also provides a wide range of services, including trade execution, broker-dealer services, clearing, processing, information, and other back-office services to a broad range of financial and non-financial institutions. The Real Estate Services segment offers commercial real estate tenants, owners, investors and developers a wide range of services, including leasing and corporate advisory, investment sales and financial services, consulting, project management, and property and facilities management. BGC Partners was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

President

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating & Financial Officer

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

Chief Marketing Officer

Chief Information Officer

Chief Accounting Officer

Executive Managing Director, Global Head of Listed Products & General Manager, Continental Europe

Executive Managing Director & General Manager, Asia-Pacific

Executive Managing Director & General Manager, Latin America

Board of Directors

Chief Executive Officer at BGC Partners, Inc.

Executive Producer & Host of Living on Earth at Public Radio International, Inc.

Former Executive Vice President & General Auditor at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Provost & Dean of the Faculty at Columbia University - Barnard College

Founder at David Richards Autosport

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Owners & Shareholders
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Cardinal Capital Management engages in a buy and hold investment strategy that focuses on investments in domestic micro-cap, small-cap and SMID-cap value equities. The firm buys securities and holds them for a relatively long period of time, regardless of short-term factors such as fluctuations in the market or volatility of the stock price. From time to time, however, Cardinal may hold securities for significantly shorter periods of time. The firm searches for investment opportunities within inefficient market niches with emphasis on companies emerging from bankruptcy or corporate restructurings such as spin-offs. They seek to identify companies that are not yet well known or are underfollowed, and to develop opinions on out-of-favor companies businesses. Cardinal also investigates corporate events that often signal undervaluation by tracking large share repurchase activity, significant insider buying and announcements that companies are pursuing strategic alternatives. ^

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Rubric Capital Management's (RMC) Master Fund seeks to achieve capital appreciation and maximize risk-adjusted absolute returns. RCM employs a value-oriented long/short strategy comprised of, but not limited to, a book of deep-value long positions and an alpha short book that is core to the Master Fund's strategy. The Master Fund will generally seek to maintain a low net exposure in pursuing its objective, and thus RCM believes that the Master Fund's performance will likely depend to a greater degree on individual stock selection than it will on movements in broad market averages. The Master Fund employs a fundamental and multi-year perspective in identifying its core investments from a universe generally comprised of equities and debt in all sectors. RCM implements a disciplined approach to risk management and capital preservation at the position, portfolio and firm levels in seeking to maximize the delivery of alpha from both long and short investments.^

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Strycker View Capital LLC, part of Strycker View Capital Holdings LP, is a company headquartered in New York, NY. The firm provides investment advice. It was founded in 2015 by Usman Waheed, he has been the CEO since that date.

Recent Transactions
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BGC Partners, Inc. purchases ED Broking Group Ltd. from Lightyear Capital LLC

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Marex Spectron Group Ltd. purchases CSC Commodities UK Ltd. from BGC Partners, Inc.

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BGC Partners, Inc., Newmark Knight Frank purchase MiT National Land Services LLC

Transaction Advisors
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Advised onBGC Partners, Inc. purchases GFI Group, Inc.

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Advised onBGC Partners, Inc. purchases GFI Group, Inc.

Associate

Advised onBGC Partners, Inc. purchases Berkeley Point Capital LLC from CF Group Management, Inc.

Investment Advisor

Advised onBGC Partners, Inc. purchases Berkeley Point Capital LLC from CF Group Management, Inc.

Advisors & Consultants
Real Estate Agent

Senior Managing Director, Brokerage at Newmark Knight Frank

Legal Advisor

Partner at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Legal Advisor

Partner at Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP

Clients

Morgan Stanley provides investment banking products and services to its clients and customers including corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals. It operates through the following business segments: Institutional Securities, Wealth Management, and Investment Management. The Institutional Services segment provides financial advisory, capital-raising services, and related financing services on behalf of institutional investors. The Wealth Management segment offers brokerage and investment advisory services covering various types of investments, including equities, options, futures, foreign currencies, precious metals, fixed-income securities, mutual funds, structured products, alternative investments, unit investment trusts, managed futures, separately managed accounts, and mutual fund asset allocation programs. The Investment Management segment provides equity, fixed income, alternative investments, real estate, and merchant banking strategies. The company was founded by Harold Stanley and Henry S. Morgan on September 16, 1935 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Credit Suisse Group AG engages in the provision of financial services. It operates through the following segments: Swiss Universal Bank; International Wealth Management; Asia Pacific; Global Markets; Investment Banking and Capital Markets; and Strategic Resolution Unit. The Swiss Universal Bank segment offers comprehensive advice and financial solutions to private, corporate, and institutional clients in Switzerland. The International Wealth Management segment gives advisory services, and tailored investment and financing solutions to wealthy private clients and external asset managers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. The Asia Pacific segment comprises of wealth management, financing, and underwriting activities. The Global Market segment delivers securities sales, trading and execution, prime brokerage, and comprehensive investment research. The Investment Banking and Capital Markets segment covers investment banking services to corporations, financial institutions, and financial sponsors. The Strategic Resolution Unit segment includes non-controlling interest-related revenues and expenses resulting from the consolidation of certain private equity funds and other entities. The company was founded by Alfred Escher on July 5, 1856 and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.

UBS AG engages in the provision of financial advisory solutions for private and institutional investors, intermediaries, and wealth management clients. It focuses on the areas of wealth and asset management as well as investment banking. The firm offers retail investment products, global financing services, investment research, bespoke financing, traditional investments, bonds, and equities. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2018
Market Capitalization
$1.78B
Total Enterprise Value
$2.16B
Earnings Per Share
$0.61
Revenue
$1.95B
Net Profit
$198M
EBITDA
$246M
EBITDAMargin
12.63%
Total Debt
$785M
Total Equity
$888M
Enterprise Value Sales
1.11x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
8.79x
TEVNet Income
10.94x
Debt TEV
0.36x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-10.22%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
2.2%
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Hightower, Inc. provides mobile technology platform that allows landlords and their brokers to collaborate on deals in real time. The firm's platform allows brokers and owners to reach prospects, convert prospects to tenants, and manage portfolio performance aspects. The company was founded by Brandon Weber, Niall Smart and Donald DeSantis in July 2013 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Our Story The Tullett Prebon brand now enjoys unrivalled recognition in the markets globally. Behind the consolidation process of the last five years lays a heritage stretching back 140 years, to 1868. Prebon In 1868, Matthew Marshall founded a company called Marshall & Son. Matthew was well connected as his father, also called Matthew, was Chief Cashier at the Bank of England and was responsible for the Bank Charter Act of 1855. Matthew junior began his working career at the Bank in 1839, before moving into broking. In 1910, Matthew Wilberforce Marshall (son of Matthew Marshall junior) became senior partner of Marshall & Sons. In 1923 the company changed its name to M.W. Marshall and Co. The business flourished and the Marshall family remained in active control of the company right up until 1967. Marshalls were not the only exchange brokers in town, because in the 1920s another company began broking foreign exchange, Charles Fulton and Co. By 1967 the Marshall family sold out, and in 1972 the company was acquired by Mercantile House Holdings plc. Between 1972 and 1991, first Mercantile House and then International City Holdings (ICH), provided consolidation platforms for many of the hitherto independent broking houses: Prebon (US) money broker, Charles Fulton and Co., Woellworth and Co. (established 1926), Kirkland-Whittaker (established 1951) and Babcock & Brown (established 1986). The combined group known as Babcock Fulton Prebon was the subject of a management buyout in 1991. The following year in recognition of its relationship with the Yamane group of companies in Japan, the company was renamed Prebon Yamane. In 1999, Prebon Yamane and M.W. Marshall merged and formed the largest OTC broking group of the time, globally broking an underlying value exceeding US$55 trillion annually. This company was called Prebon Marshall Yamane. Tullett Whilst Prebon Marshall Yamane was doing nicely, there was another wholesale broker called Tullett & Riley Co Ltd founded in 1971 by Derek Tullett, also broking foreign exchange. In the second year of operating, the company became the first international money broker to open a New York office under its own name, and so throughout the seventies and eighties continued to develop a number of overseas offices. In the year 1983, The Tokyo Forex Company, Japan’s largest money broker, bought a significant stake in Tullett & Riley and changed its name to Tullett & Tokyo Forex International Limited, thus enabling the company to establish themselves in the international markets very quickly. Elsewhere plans were moving ahead for 36 primary dealers to jointly own their own brokerage firm. This firm was called Liberty Brokerage Inc and was a division of Mabon Nugent. Liberty, formerly known as PGB Securities, was then acquired by Salomon Brothers and five other securities dealers and banks including Citicorp. They then became known as the Liberty Group which comprised three specialised brokerage subsidiaries; Liberty Brokerage Inc, Liberty Brokerage Securities Inc and Liberty EurAsia Ltd. Collectively, the group became one of the largest international full service brokers of fixed income securities. In December 1999, Tullett & Tokyo merged with Liberty Brokerage and created one of the world’s largest inter-dealer brokers, the company then became known as Tullett & Tokyo Liberty plc. The merger also brought together two of the leading providers of technology in electronic trading. A year later, Tullett & Tokyo Liberty was rebranded Tullett Liberty. In March 2003 Tullett Liberty was acquired by Collins Stewart plc and the group became Collins Stewart Tullett. In October of 2004 Collins Stewart Tullett acquired Prebon Yamane, bringing together two of the oldest and most well respected brokerage houses in the world. Collins Stewart was demerged in December 2006 and listed on the London Stock Exchange as Collins Stewart plc, and Collins Stewart Tullett plc became Tullett Prebon plc at the same time. The company is now known as Tullett Prebon.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #710
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
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