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Rosenblatt Advises GTS on its acquisition of Barclays' Equity Options Market Making Business

December 12, 2019

Rosenblatt Securities is pleased to have advised GTS on its definitive agreement to acquire Barclays’ equities automated options trading unit’s assets. The transaction is the latest in a series of acquisitions and partnerships that increase GTS’s scope and scale as a top-tier electronic market maker. As a member of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) for more than 40 years and today its largest floor broker, we are particularly proud to advise GTS, the largest Designated Market Maker (DMM) on the NYSE, as it continues to deliver advanced technology and better markets to investors.

Click here for the full press release about the transaction.

Rosenblatt’s Investment Banking division has a strong track record of helping innovative FinTech and the broader universe of technology, media, and telecom companies raise private capital, go public, and pursue M&A. With deep domain expertise and a laser focus on these industries, we have become thought leaders and trusted advisors, uniquely positioned to connect disruptors and incumbents alike with customers, channel partners, and investors. Our team has been recognized on Institutional Investor’s FinTech Finance 40 ranking for two years running.

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About GTS

GTS is a global electronic market maker, powered by combining market expertise with innovative, proprietary technology. As a quantitative trading firm continually building for the future, GTS leverages the latest in artificial intelligence systems and sophisticated pricing models to bring consistency, efficiency, and transparency to today’s financial markets. GTS accounts for 3-5% of daily cash equities volume in the U.S. and trades over 30,000 different instruments globally. For more information on GTS, please visit www.gtsx.com.

About Rosenblatt Securities

Rosenblatt Securities is a boutique tech research firm, investment bank, and independent institutional brokerage founded in 1979 and headquartered in New York. The firm represents clients on an agency-only basis on its cutting-edge program trading desk and on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, where it the largest broker by volume. The firm also provides industry-leading execution analytics, market-structure analysis, consulting and investment-banking services to a wide variety of clients globally, including institutional investors, exchanges, government entities, technology companies, banks, brokers and proprietary trading firms. Its growing research offering includes coverage of technology, media, and telecommunications and emerging, frontier, and developed markets. Member NYSE, FINRA, SIPC. For more information, please visit www.rosenblattsecurities.com.

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