Houlihan Lokey Advises Poten & Partners

Houlihan Lokey is pleased to announce the sale of Poten & Partners Group, Inc. to BGC Partners, Inc. The transaction was announced and closed on November 16, 2018.

Poten & Partners, headquartered in New York, is a global brokerage, energy consulting, and business intelligence company with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Australia. Established more than 80 years ago, the company provides brokerage and research support for the transportation of crude oil, refined products, liquefied natural gas (LNG), and liquid petroleum gas (LPG). Its customers include national and independent oil companies, traders, banks, governments, and ship-owners. Poten & Partners generated 2017 revenues of approximately $60 million.

BGC Partners is a leading global brokerage and financial technology company, servicing the financial and real estate markets. The group offers Real Estate Services, through its publicly traded subsidiary Newmark Group and its Financial Services offerings include fixed income securities, interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, equities, equity derivatives, credit derivatives, commodities, futures, and structured products.

Houlihan Lokey served as the exclusive financial advisor to Poten & Partners Group, Inc. and assisted in due diligence, structuring, and negotiating the transaction on their behalf. This transaction highlights Houlihan Lokey's long-standing reputation and extensive track record within the energy and commodities sector.


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