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    Getco Hoping That Acquiring Knight Capital Will Bring Back Some Of The Excitement Of Its Glory Days

    You know what’s a surprisingly not-great business? High frequency trading, for Getco anyway. A couple months back Getco signed a deal to acquire Knight Capital after one of Knight’s computers had an unfortunate couple of minutes. Yesterday Knight and Getco filed a joint S-4 containing a passel of merger details and Getco financials, and they’re […]

    / Feb 14, 2013 at 1:19 PM
  • I don't think they've said the name of newco but obviously our vote is for something knight-related. There are no good pictures of getcos.


    Getco Became $100 Million More Valuable While Negotiating To Buy Knight

    I give you a tiny puzzle. Getco offered to buy Knight Capital a month ago for $3.50 a share, in the form of a cash-stock-election structure complicated by the fact that Getco is not (yet) a public company and so the value of your stock election is a bit of a mystery. Today the Knight […]

    / Dec 20, 2012 at 9:35 AM


    Knight Rides Again, Maybe

    I’m a sucker for a little puzzle and I guess this Knight-Getco-Virtu thing qualifies, so let’s just bop around doing some silly arithmetic about it. Knight, the trading firm that slow-burn blew itself up this year, is looking for buyers, and Getco and Virtu seem to be those buyers. On the table we have: An […]

    / Nov 28, 2012 at 1:28 PM

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