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Jefferies Increases KCG Stake by 49% to 16.5 Million Shares (2)

December 06, 2013

KCG Trader at The New York Stock Exchange

KCG was formed when Chicago-based Getco LLC bought Knight Capital Group Inc. Photographer: Jin Lee/Bloomberg

Jefferies Group LLC, the investment bank owned by Leucadia National Corp. (LUK:US), increased its stake in KCG Holdings Inc. (KCG:US) by 49 percent, more than a year after helping to rescue the market maker.

Jefferies held 16.5 million shares, or about 14 percent, of Jersey City, New Jersey-based KCG as of Nov. 25, according to a regulatory filings. New York-based Jefferies held 11.1 million shares at the end of September, according to an earlier filing.

KCG was formed when Chicago-based Getco LLC bought Knight Capital Group Inc. Getco and five other financial firms received Knight preferred shares in August 2012 as part of a deal to rescue the market maker after it spewed erroneous orders that caused more than $460 million in losses. Jefferies had converted its preferred stake for common equity before the additional investment disclosed yesterday.

KCG climbed 2.2 percent to close at $11.55 today in New York. At that price, Jefferies’s stake is valued at $190.2 million. Richard Khaleel, a Jefferies spokesman, declined to comment on the company’s stake in KCG.

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Companies Mentioned

  • LUK
    (Leucadia National Corp)
    • $22.72 USD
    • 0.61
    • 2.68%
  • KCG
    (KCG Holdings Inc)
    • $11.73 USD
    • -0.07
    • -0.6%
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