Berwin Leighton Paisner advises on BGC’s acquisition of Mint Partners

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) has advised leading global intermediary BGC Brokers L.P. (BGC) on their acquisition of the business and certain assets of Mint Partners Limited and Mint Equities Limited (Mint) from the companies’ joint administrators David Chubb and Peter Spratt of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC).

BGC Partners is a leading global intermediary to the wholesale financial markets, specialising in the brokering of a broad range of financial products, including fixed income securities, interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, equities, equity derivatives, credit derivatives, commodities, futures, structured products and other instruments.

Mint will conduct business as usual and maintain its unique brand name and market identity as a division of BGC, preserving over 100 jobs.  Teams from Mint and BGC have worked together closely to ensure a seamless transition. 

BGC, which currently employs around 1,600 brokers and sales staff, said the move was part of its strategy of ­“selective acquisitions, hiring experienced brokers, and investing in our proprietary technology.”

The BLP team was led by Corporate Finance Partner Rob Salter working closely with Restructuring & Insolvency Senior Associates Ian Benjamin and Imogen Bell, and assisted by Corporate Finance Partner John Bennett, Financial Services Partner Jonathan Marsh, Corporate Finance Senior Associate Richard Werner, Corporate Finance Associates Victoria Cabot and Katherine Lamb and Employment Senior Associates Mark Kaye and Rebecca Emmett.  Support was also provided by Corporate Tax Partner Charles Goddard.

The Mint companies were advised by Ashurst LLP and PwC instructed Nabarro LLP.

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