BGC France Holdings Acquires Ginalfi Finance

                 BGC France Holdings Acquires Ginalfi Finance

PR Newswire

PARIS, Jan. 16, 2013

PARIS, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --BGC France Holdings, a subsidiary of BGC
Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP) ("BGC Partners" or "BGC"), today announced that
it has acquired Ginalfi Finance, an interdealer broker based in Paris
specializing in the intermediation of money markets products, credit bonds,
government bonds and SWAPs.

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"I'm delighted to announce the acquisition of Ginalfi Finance which makes
strong strategic sense as we seek opportunities to expand our French
business," commented JP Aubin, Executive Managing Director and Global Head
Listed Products & Structured Solutions and General Manager, Continental
Europe. He continued: "Ginalfi Finance's existing client base and interdealer
services complement BGC Aurel's brokerage business. We look forward to
exploring cross-selling opportunities, increasing our portfolio of products
and improving cost structures across both companies."

Alain Jouffroy, President and CEO of Ginalfi Finance commented: "We are
excited to join BGC, which is reputed for its depth and breadth of global
brokerage services. We look forward to providing our clients with exceptional
service, a wider portfolio of products, and sophisticated trading solutions
with BGC's premier technology platform."

Ginalfi Finance was founded in 1984 and provides a variety of fixed income
products to its clients, including the brokerage of depos, repos, commercial
papers, SWAPs, credit bonds, government bonds and equity products.

About BGC Partners, Inc.
BGC Partners is a leading global brokerage company primarily servicing the
wholesale financial and real estate markets. Products include fixed income
securities, interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, equities, equity
derivatives, credit derivatives, commercial real estate, commodities, futures,
and structured products. BGC also provides a wide range of services, including
trade execution, broker-dealer services, clearing, processing, information,
and other back-office services to a broad range of financial and non-financial

Through its eSpeed, BGC Trader, and BGC Market Data brands, BGC offers
financial technology solutions, market data, and analytics related to select
financial instruments and markets. Through the Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
brand, the Company offers a wide range of services including leasing and
corporate advisory, investment sales and financial services, consulting,
project and development management, and property and facilities management.
BGC's customers include many of the world's largest banks, broker-dealers,
investment banks, trading firms, hedge funds, governments, corporations,
property owners, real estate developers, and investment firms. For more
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Discussion of Forward-Looking Statements by BGC Partners
Statements in this press release regarding BGC Partners' business that are not
historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and
uncertainties. For a discussion of additional risks and uncertainties, which
could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the
forward-looking statements, see BGC Partners' Securities and Exchange
Commission (SEC) filings, including, but not limited to, the risk factors set
forth in our public filings, including our most recent Form 10-K and any
updates to such risk factors contained in subsequent Form 10-Q or Form 8-K

SOURCE BGC France Holdings

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