KCG Holdings Inc. (KCG)
|KCG Holdings Inc.|
|Headquarters||Jersey City, New Jersey|
KCG Holdings Inc. (KCG) is the name given to the former Knight Capital Group after it was acquired by GETCO in the summer of 2013 for $1.4 billion. KCG is the merged entity. The company offers trade execution to broker-dealers and institutional investors across all capital markets. It also owns a majority stake in hedge fund manager Deephaven Holdings.
Jefferies Group LLC owns a 20 percent stake in KCG, after it boosted its original stake by purchasing an additional 6 million shares in March 2014. Jefferies was one of several firms that helped rescue the former Knight Capital Group in 2012 after a technology problem caused it to lose $440 million in one day of trading. Jefferies acquired the shares for $11 each, bringing its total holding to 22.5 million shares.
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