NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Virtu Financial, Inc. (“Virtu”) (Nasdaq:VIRT), a technology-enabled global market maker, today announced the pricing of the public offering of 6,473,371 shares of its Class A common stock by Virtu and certain selling stockholders affiliated with Silver Lake Partners. The selling stockholders are selling 6,075,837 shares of Class A common stock and Virtu is offering 397,534 shares of its Class A common stock at a price to the public of $22.15 per share.
The selling stockholders will receive all of the net proceeds from the sale of shares of Class A common stock sold by them in the offering. Virtu intends to use its net proceeds from the offering to purchase common units in Virtu Financial LLC (and paired shares of Virtu’s Class C common stock) from one of its non-executive employees at a net price equal to the price paid by the underwriters for shares of its Class A common stock in the offering.
Goldman, Sachs & Co. is acting as the lead manager and sole book-runner for the offering.
A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with, and declared effective by, the Securities and Exchange Commission. The offering is being made only by means of the written prospectus forming part of the effective registration statement. A copy of the final prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained, when available, from Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282, via telephone: 1-866-471-2526 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
This press release contains forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on those statements because they are subject to numerous uncertainties and factors relating to Virtu’s operations and business environment, market conditions and other factors, some of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond Virtu’s control.
About Virtu Financial, Inc.:
Virtu is a technology-enabled market maker and liquidity provider to the global financial markets. Virtu stands ready, at any time, to buy or sell a broad range of securities, and generates revenue by buying and selling large volumes of securities and other financial instruments and earning small amounts of money based on the difference between what buyers are willing to pay and what sellers are willing to accept, which Virtu refers to as “bid/ask spreads.” Virtu makes markets by providing quotations to buyers and sellers in more than 11,000 securities and other financial instruments on more than 225 unique exchanges, markets and liquidity pools in 35 countries around the world.