Cantor Fitzgerald Europe Establishes Sports Financing Group

NEW YORK and LONDON, March 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cantor Fitzgerald Europe ("CFE"), a leading global financial services firm, today announced the formation of a Sports Finance Group, which will be led by a team of industry veterans.  The team will focus exclusively on football finance deals, including the acquisition of football clubs and player transfer financing. 

Gordon Neilly, Co-Chief Executive Officer of CFE, commented, "Sports financing is a logical extension of CFE's established platform in both equity and debt capital markets.  We believe there is a real opportunity to bring an alternative source of funding to the sports markets, and I am confident that this will be attractive to a significant number of participants, and will help us to further expand our offering in the UK and Europe."

Shawn P. Matthews, Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., added, "We have brought together a number of professionals to lead this new division, whose wide ranging and diverse expertise in the corporate and commercial operations within the UK Premier League, European and Football League Clubs, will be an asset to our group.  The global reach of our business, coupled with our deep expertise and successful track record, means we are well positioned to provide finance opportunities across a diverse range and scenarios."

Headquartered in London, Cantor Fitzgerald Europe is an integrated mid-market investment bank offering clients corporate finance and corporate broking services, together with institutional cash equities, fixed income, equity derivatives and foreign exchange products. CFE advises some 70 corporate clients and makes markets in over 700 companies and investment companies.  CFE is 100% owned by US-based Cantor Fitzgerald.

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Cantor Fitzgerald Europe ("CFE") is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, reference number 149380, and a member of the London Stock Exchange. CFE's registered office is One Churchill Place, London E14 5RB.

Note to Editors: Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P., led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Howard W. Lutnick, is the parent entity of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., led by Chief Executive Officer Shawn P. Matthews and Cantor Fitzgerald Europe.

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