BGC finalizes the sale of its insurance brokerage activities to the Ardonagh group
NEW YORK, November 1, 2021 / PRNewswire / – BGC Partners, Inc. (Nasdaq: BGCP) (âBGC Partnersâ or âBGCâ or the âCompanyâ), a leading global brokerage and financial technology company, announced today have completed the sale of its Insurance Brokerage Business to The Ardonagh Group Limited (âArdonaghâ). The transaction was first announced in a press release on May 26, 2021.
Howard W. Lutnick, Chairman and CEO of BGC, declared: âWe are pleased to have finalized the sale of our Insurance Brokerage business.1 in Ardonagh which provides tremendous value to our shareholders. Around $ 535 million of gross proceeds provides us with significant resources to continue to buy back our shares and / or shares and accelerate Fenics’ growth. “
TRANSACTION DETAILS and financial impact:
Under the terms of the purchase agreement, Ardonagh acquired the equity capital of the entities that compromised BGC’s insurance brokerage business for approximately $ 535 million in gross income, subject to limited post-closing adjustments.
The one-time gain associated with the transaction will be reflected in BGC’s consolidated results under US generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), but will be excluded from the Company’s results for adjusted earnings.
Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. and Bank of America acted as financial advisers, and Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP acted as legal advisor to BGC.
About BGC Partners, Inc.
BGC Partners, Inc. (âBGCâ) is a leading global brokerage and financial technology firm. BGC, through its various subsidiaries, specializes in the brokerage of a wide range of products, including fixed income securities (interest rate and credit), foreign exchange, equities, energy and commodities, shipping and futures contracts. BGC, through its various affiliates, also provides a wide variety of services including trade execution, brokerage, clearing, trade compression, back office, information and others. back office services to a wide range of financial and non-financial institutions. Through its brands, including FenicsÂ®, Fenics Market Data â¢, Fenics GO â¢, BGCÂ®, BGC Trader â¢, CapitalabÂ® and LuceraÂ®, BGC offers financial technology solutions, market data and analysis related to many instruments and financial markets. BGC, BGC Trader, GFI, Fenics, Fenics Market Data, Capitalab and Lucera are trademarks / service marks and / or registered trademarks / service marks of BGC and / or its affiliates.
BGC’s clients include many of the world’s largest banks, brokers, investment banks, trading firms, hedge funds, governments, corporations and investment firms. BGC Class A common shares trade on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “BGCP”. BGC is chaired by the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Howard W. Lutnick. For more information, please visit http://www.bgcpartners.com. You can also follow BGC on https://twitter.com/bgcpartners, https://www.linkedin.com/company/bgc-partners and or http://ir.bgcpartners.com/Investors/default.aspx.
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1 Includes Ed Broking Group Limited and Besso Insurance Group Limited, each of BGC’s wholly owned subsidiaries.
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