FXCM’s IPO which was priced couple of weeks ago and scheduled for this week has been successfully complete. FXCM’s shares were priced at the middle of the offering range of $13 to $15 and the final price was $14 per share. FXCM placed 15,060,000 shares thus raising over $210 million in share capital. FXCM is now traded on NYSE under the FXCM ticker (did they think of a four letter name intentionally back when they started the company? I wouldn’t be surprised.).
All in all this is good news for the forex industry in general as more regulation and the appearance of public companies will slowly make it more mainstream.
New York – December 1, 2010 — FXCM Inc. announced today that its initial public offering of 15,060,000 shares of its Class A common stock has been priced at $14.00 per share. The shares are expected to begin trading tomorrow, December 2, 2010, on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “FXCM.” The underwriters have been granted a 30-day option to purchase up to 2,259,000 additional shares of Class A common stock at the public offering price less the underwriting discount from FXCM if the underwriters sell more than 15,060,000 shares in the offering.
Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Citigroup Global Markets Inc. are acting as joint book-running managers of the offering. Barclays Capital Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Sandler O’Neill & Partners, L.P. and UBS Securities LLC are acting as co-managers. The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the final prospectus, when available, may be obtained by contacting Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention: Credit Suisse Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010, or by calling: 800-221-1037, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, Attention: Prospectus Department, or by calling: 866-803-9204 and Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th Street, 8th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11220, or by calling: 800-831-9146, or by e-mailing: email@example.com. The final prospectus, when it is available, also may be obtained on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Web site at http://www.sec.gov.
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About FXCM Inc.
FXCM Inc. (NYSE: FXCM) is a global online provider of foreign exchange (forex) trading and related services to retail and institutional customers world-wide.
At the heart of FXCM’s client offering is No Dealing Desk forex trading. Clients benefit from FXCM’s large network of forex liquidity providers enabling FXCM to offer competitive spreads on major currency pairs. Clients have the advantage of mobile trading, one-click order execution and trading from real-time charts. FXCM’s U.K. subsidiary, Forex Capital Markets Limited, also offers CFD products with no re-quote trading and allows clients to trade oil, gold, silver and stock indices along with forex on one platform. In addition, FXCM offers educational courses on forex trading and provides free news and market research through DailyFX.com.
Trading foreign exchange and CFDs on margin carries a high level of risk, and may not be suitable for all. Read full disclaimer.