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28 Sep 2018

YM&U joins forces with Trilantic Europe following rebrand

Marex Group Limited (“Marex”), the international broker of commodity derivatives, financial futures and foreign exchange, which is majority-owned by JRJ Group (“JRJ”) and its partners, Trilantic Capital Partners and BXR Group, today announces that it has reached agreement with Imarex ASA to acquire its 100% holding of Spectron Group Limited (“Spectron”) for approximately £94.5 million.

Operating from offices in London, Continental Europe, Asia and the US, Spectron is a leading global broker of wholesale energy and other commodity products. Spectron provides electronic and voice brokerage services for a diverse range of mainly Over-the-Counter (“OTC”) markets, including gas, power, environmental products, freight, crude oil and related products, coal, weather and metals. Spectron’s broad client base includes traders and risk managers within large oil and gas corporations, energy utilities, commodities firms, financial institutions and charterers. The transaction is subject to FSA approval in the UK and expected to close in the second quarter of 2011.

The combination of the two companies is highly complementary, with each firm a leader in its respective markets. As a leading intermediary in European power and gas markets, Spectron is well positioned for a continuation of the secular growth trend in energy-related financial market activity, with transaction levels expected to continue to respond positively to the processes of liberalisation and integration necessary to realise key EU objectives for competitive, secure and sustainable European energy markets. Marex is a leading broker of metals, agricultural, energy and financial products. Together, the companies will comprise the world’s largest independent, privately-owned broker in power, gas, fuel oil, metals, agriculture and other high growth asset classes, able to service clients across both OTC and exchange-traded arenas.

Roger Nagioff, CEO of Marex and Co-Founding Partner of JRJ Group, said: “The partnership with Spectron is transformational for shareholders, clients and employees of both firms. It’s a highly complementary combination given Marex’s longstanding expertise in exchange-traded commodity derivatives, and Spectron’s market-leading execution capabilities in a broad range of energy-related OTC derivatives. This transaction is entirely consistent with, and supportive of, Marex’s strategy of growing the firm to become the preeminent independent global broker across the commodities and financial asset classes.”

Gordon Bennett, Managing Director of Spectron, said: “The partnership with Marex provides new opportunities for the clients and employees of the combined group. Marex has a successful track record in growing its business and providing top quality service for its clients. I am excited about working with the Marex team to develop the enlarged group into a world-leader across the energy and commodities sectors.”

About Spectron

Spectron operates one of the largest global marketplaces for energy, commodity, freight and environmental products from its offices in London, Frankfurt, Oslo, Singapore and several cities across the US. Spectron Group is regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK and the National Futures Association in the US. Its screen-based trading system, combined with specialist voice brokers, serves users who trade physical and financial products in a number of wholesale markets, including natural gas, electricity, emissions, coal, metals and weather. About $500bn worth of products and contracts are transacted via the Spectron Group annually. For further information, please visit www.SpectronGroup.com.

24 Jul 2018

Gamenet Group signed the agreement for the acquisition of 100% of GoldBet

Marex Group Limited (“Marex”), the international broker of commodity derivatives, financial futures and foreign exchange, which is majority-owned by JRJ Group (“JRJ”) and its partners, Trilantic Capital Partners and BXR Group, today announces that it has reached agreement with Imarex ASA to acquire its 100% holding of Spectron Group Limited (“Spectron”) for approximately £94.5 million.

Operating from offices in London, Continental Europe, Asia and the US, Spectron is a leading global broker of wholesale energy and other commodity products. Spectron provides electronic and voice brokerage services for a diverse range of mainly Over-the-Counter (“OTC”) markets, including gas, power, environmental products, freight, crude oil and related products, coal, weather and metals. Spectron’s broad client base includes traders and risk managers within large oil and gas corporations, energy utilities, commodities firms, financial institutions and charterers. The transaction is subject to FSA approval in the UK and expected to close in the second quarter of 2011.

The combination of the two companies is highly complementary, with each firm a leader in its respective markets. As a leading intermediary in European power and gas markets, Spectron is well positioned for a continuation of the secular growth trend in energy-related financial market activity, with transaction levels expected to continue to respond positively to the processes of liberalisation and integration necessary to realise key EU objectives for competitive, secure and sustainable European energy markets. Marex is a leading broker of metals, agricultural, energy and financial products. Together, the companies will comprise the world’s largest independent, privately-owned broker in power, gas, fuel oil, metals, agriculture and other high growth asset classes, able to service clients across both OTC and exchange-traded arenas.

Roger Nagioff, CEO of Marex and Co-Founding Partner of JRJ Group, said: “The partnership with Spectron is transformational for shareholders, clients and employees of both firms. It’s a highly complementary combination given Marex’s longstanding expertise in exchange-traded commodity derivatives, and Spectron’s market-leading execution capabilities in a broad range of energy-related OTC derivatives. This transaction is entirely consistent with, and supportive of, Marex’s strategy of growing the firm to become the preeminent independent global broker across the commodities and financial asset classes.”

Gordon Bennett, Managing Director of Spectron, said: “The partnership with Marex provides new opportunities for the clients and employees of the combined group. Marex has a successful track record in growing its business and providing top quality service for its clients. I am excited about working with the Marex team to develop the enlarged group into a world-leader across the energy and commodities sectors.”

About Spectron

Spectron operates one of the largest global marketplaces for energy, commodity, freight and environmental products from its offices in London, Frankfurt, Oslo, Singapore and several cities across the US. Spectron Group is regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK and the National Futures Association in the US. Its screen-based trading system, combined with specialist voice brokers, serves users who trade physical and financial products in a number of wholesale markets, including natural gas, electricity, emissions, coal, metals and weather. About $500bn worth of products and contracts are transacted via the Spectron Group annually. For further information, please visit www.SpectronGroup.com.

15 Dec 2017

Trilantic Europe invests in the Oberberg Group

Marex Group Limited (“Marex”), the international broker of commodity derivatives, financial futures and foreign exchange, which is majority-owned by JRJ Group (“JRJ”) and its partners, Trilantic Capital Partners and BXR Group, today announces that it has reached agreement with Imarex ASA to acquire its 100% holding of Spectron Group Limited (“Spectron”) for approximately £94.5 million.

Operating from offices in London, Continental Europe, Asia and the US, Spectron is a leading global broker of wholesale energy and other commodity products. Spectron provides electronic and voice brokerage services for a diverse range of mainly Over-the-Counter (“OTC”) markets, including gas, power, environmental products, freight, crude oil and related products, coal, weather and metals. Spectron’s broad client base includes traders and risk managers within large oil and gas corporations, energy utilities, commodities firms, financial institutions and charterers. The transaction is subject to FSA approval in the UK and expected to close in the second quarter of 2011.

The combination of the two companies is highly complementary, with each firm a leader in its respective markets. As a leading intermediary in European power and gas markets, Spectron is well positioned for a continuation of the secular growth trend in energy-related financial market activity, with transaction levels expected to continue to respond positively to the processes of liberalisation and integration necessary to realise key EU objectives for competitive, secure and sustainable European energy markets. Marex is a leading broker of metals, agricultural, energy and financial products. Together, the companies will comprise the world’s largest independent, privately-owned broker in power, gas, fuel oil, metals, agriculture and other high growth asset classes, able to service clients across both OTC and exchange-traded arenas.

Roger Nagioff, CEO of Marex and Co-Founding Partner of JRJ Group, said: “The partnership with Spectron is transformational for shareholders, clients and employees of both firms. It’s a highly complementary combination given Marex’s longstanding expertise in exchange-traded commodity derivatives, and Spectron’s market-leading execution capabilities in a broad range of energy-related OTC derivatives. This transaction is entirely consistent with, and supportive of, Marex’s strategy of growing the firm to become the preeminent independent global broker across the commodities and financial asset classes.”

Gordon Bennett, Managing Director of Spectron, said: “The partnership with Marex provides new opportunities for the clients and employees of the combined group. Marex has a successful track record in growing its business and providing top quality service for its clients. I am excited about working with the Marex team to develop the enlarged group into a world-leader across the energy and commodities sectors.”

About Spectron

Spectron operates one of the largest global marketplaces for energy, commodity, freight and environmental products from its offices in London, Frankfurt, Oslo, Singapore and several cities across the US. Spectron Group is regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK and the National Futures Association in the US. Its screen-based trading system, combined with specialist voice brokers, serves users who trade physical and financial products in a number of wholesale markets, including natural gas, electricity, emissions, coal, metals and weather. About $500bn worth of products and contracts are transacted via the Spectron Group annually. For further information, please visit www.SpectronGroup.com.

6 Dec 2017

Gamenet Group completed the listing on Borsa Italiana

Marex Group Limited (“Marex”), the international broker of commodity derivatives, financial futures and foreign exchange, which is majority-owned by JRJ Group (“JRJ”) and its partners, Trilantic Capital Partners and BXR Group, today announces that it has reached agreement with Imarex ASA to acquire its 100% holding of Spectron Group Limited (“Spectron”) for approximately £94.5 million.

Operating from offices in London, Continental Europe, Asia and the US, Spectron is a leading global broker of wholesale energy and other commodity products. Spectron provides electronic and voice brokerage services for a diverse range of mainly Over-the-Counter (“OTC”) markets, including gas, power, environmental products, freight, crude oil and related products, coal, weather and metals. Spectron’s broad client base includes traders and risk managers within large oil and gas corporations, energy utilities, commodities firms, financial institutions and charterers. The transaction is subject to FSA approval in the UK and expected to close in the second quarter of 2011.

The combination of the two companies is highly complementary, with each firm a leader in its respective markets. As a leading intermediary in European power and gas markets, Spectron is well positioned for a continuation of the secular growth trend in energy-related financial market activity, with transaction levels expected to continue to respond positively to the processes of liberalisation and integration necessary to realise key EU objectives for competitive, secure and sustainable European energy markets. Marex is a leading broker of metals, agricultural, energy and financial products. Together, the companies will comprise the world’s largest independent, privately-owned broker in power, gas, fuel oil, metals, agriculture and other high growth asset classes, able to service clients across both OTC and exchange-traded arenas.

Roger Nagioff, CEO of Marex and Co-Founding Partner of JRJ Group, said: “The partnership with Spectron is transformational for shareholders, clients and employees of both firms. It’s a highly complementary combination given Marex’s longstanding expertise in exchange-traded commodity derivatives, and Spectron’s market-leading execution capabilities in a broad range of energy-related OTC derivatives. This transaction is entirely consistent with, and supportive of, Marex’s strategy of growing the firm to become the preeminent independent global broker across the commodities and financial asset classes.”

Gordon Bennett, Managing Director of Spectron, said: “The partnership with Marex provides new opportunities for the clients and employees of the combined group. Marex has a successful track record in growing its business and providing top quality service for its clients. I am excited about working with the Marex team to develop the enlarged group into a world-leader across the energy and commodities sectors.”

About Spectron

Spectron operates one of the largest global marketplaces for energy, commodity, freight and environmental products from its offices in London, Frankfurt, Oslo, Singapore and several cities across the US. Spectron Group is regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK and the National Futures Association in the US. Its screen-based trading system, combined with specialist voice brokers, serves users who trade physical and financial products in a number of wholesale markets, including natural gas, electricity, emissions, coal, metals and weather. About $500bn worth of products and contracts are transacted via the Spectron Group annually. For further information, please visit www.SpectronGroup.com.

4 Dec 2017

Elisabetta Franchi purchases 25% of Betty Blue S.p.A. from Trilantic Europe

Marex Group Limited (“Marex”), the international broker of commodity derivatives, financial futures and foreign exchange, which is majority-owned by JRJ Group (“JRJ”) and its partners, Trilantic Capital Partners and BXR Group, today announces that it has reached agreement with Imarex ASA to acquire its 100% holding of Spectron Group Limited (“Spectron”) for approximately £94.5 million.

Operating from offices in London, Continental Europe, Asia and the US, Spectron is a leading global broker of wholesale energy and other commodity products. Spectron provides electronic and voice brokerage services for a diverse range of mainly Over-the-Counter (“OTC”) markets, including gas, power, environmental products, freight, crude oil and related products, coal, weather and metals. Spectron’s broad client base includes traders and risk managers within large oil and gas corporations, energy utilities, commodities firms, financial institutions and charterers. The transaction is subject to FSA approval in the UK and expected to close in the second quarter of 2011.

The combination of the two companies is highly complementary, with each firm a leader in its respective markets. As a leading intermediary in European power and gas markets, Spectron is well positioned for a continuation of the secular growth trend in energy-related financial market activity, with transaction levels expected to continue to respond positively to the processes of liberalisation and integration necessary to realise key EU objectives for competitive, secure and sustainable European energy markets. Marex is a leading broker of metals, agricultural, energy and financial products. Together, the companies will comprise the world’s largest independent, privately-owned broker in power, gas, fuel oil, metals, agriculture and other high growth asset classes, able to service clients across both OTC and exchange-traded arenas.

Roger Nagioff, CEO of Marex and Co-Founding Partner of JRJ Group, said: “The partnership with Spectron is transformational for shareholders, clients and employees of both firms. It’s a highly complementary combination given Marex’s longstanding expertise in exchange-traded commodity derivatives, and Spectron’s market-leading execution capabilities in a broad range of energy-related OTC derivatives. This transaction is entirely consistent with, and supportive of, Marex’s strategy of growing the firm to become the preeminent independent global broker across the commodities and financial asset classes.”

Gordon Bennett, Managing Director of Spectron, said: “The partnership with Marex provides new opportunities for the clients and employees of the combined group. Marex has a successful track record in growing its business and providing top quality service for its clients. I am excited about working with the Marex team to develop the enlarged group into a world-leader across the energy and commodities sectors.”

About Spectron

Spectron operates one of the largest global marketplaces for energy, commodity, freight and environmental products from its offices in London, Frankfurt, Oslo, Singapore and several cities across the US. Spectron Group is regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK and the National Futures Association in the US. Its screen-based trading system, combined with specialist voice brokers, serves users who trade physical and financial products in a number of wholesale markets, including natural gas, electricity, emissions, coal, metals and weather. About $500bn worth of products and contracts are transacted via the Spectron Group annually. For further information, please visit www.SpectronGroup.com.

2 Nov 2017

Talgo shortlisted for HS2 rolling stock procurement

Marex Group Limited (“Marex”), the international broker of commodity derivatives, financial futures and foreign exchange, which is majority-owned by JRJ Group (“JRJ”) and its partners, Trilantic Capital Partners and BXR Group, today announces that it has reached agreement with Imarex ASA to acquire its 100% holding of Spectron Group Limited (“Spectron”) for approximately £94.5 million.

Operating from offices in London, Continental Europe, Asia and the US, Spectron is a leading global broker of wholesale energy and other commodity products. Spectron provides electronic and voice brokerage services for a diverse range of mainly Over-the-Counter (“OTC”) markets, including gas, power, environmental products, freight, crude oil and related products, coal, weather and metals. Spectron’s broad client base includes traders and risk managers within large oil and gas corporations, energy utilities, commodities firms, financial institutions and charterers. The transaction is subject to FSA approval in the UK and expected to close in the second quarter of 2011.

The combination of the two companies is highly complementary, with each firm a leader in its respective markets. As a leading intermediary in European power and gas markets, Spectron is well positioned for a continuation of the secular growth trend in energy-related financial market activity, with transaction levels expected to continue to respond positively to the processes of liberalisation and integration necessary to realise key EU objectives for competitive, secure and sustainable European energy markets. Marex is a leading broker of metals, agricultural, energy and financial products. Together, the companies will comprise the world’s largest independent, privately-owned broker in power, gas, fuel oil, metals, agriculture and other high growth asset classes, able to service clients across both OTC and exchange-traded arenas.

Roger Nagioff, CEO of Marex and Co-Founding Partner of JRJ Group, said: “The partnership with Spectron is transformational for shareholders, clients and employees of both firms. It’s a highly complementary combination given Marex’s longstanding expertise in exchange-traded commodity derivatives, and Spectron’s market-leading execution capabilities in a broad range of energy-related OTC derivatives. This transaction is entirely consistent with, and supportive of, Marex’s strategy of growing the firm to become the preeminent independent global broker across the commodities and financial asset classes.”

Gordon Bennett, Managing Director of Spectron, said: “The partnership with Marex provides new opportunities for the clients and employees of the combined group. Marex has a successful track record in growing its business and providing top quality service for its clients. I am excited about working with the Marex team to develop the enlarged group into a world-leader across the energy and commodities sectors.”

About Spectron

Spectron operates one of the largest global marketplaces for energy, commodity, freight and environmental products from its offices in London, Frankfurt, Oslo, Singapore and several cities across the US. Spectron Group is regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK and the National Futures Association in the US. Its screen-based trading system, combined with specialist voice brokers, serves users who trade physical and financial products in a number of wholesale markets, including natural gas, electricity, emissions, coal, metals and weather. About $500bn worth of products and contracts are transacted via the Spectron Group annually. For further information, please visit www.SpectronGroup.com.

1 Jun 2017

Trilantic Europe invests in leading bioethanol business in Spain and France

Marex Group Limited (“Marex”), the international broker of commodity derivatives, financial futures and foreign exchange, which is majority-owned by JRJ Group (“JRJ”) and its partners, Trilantic Capital Partners and BXR Group, today announces that it has reached agreement with Imarex ASA to acquire its 100% holding of Spectron Group Limited (“Spectron”) for approximately £94.5 million.

Operating from offices in London, Continental Europe, Asia and the US, Spectron is a leading global broker of wholesale energy and other commodity products. Spectron provides electronic and voice brokerage services for a diverse range of mainly Over-the-Counter (“OTC”) markets, including gas, power, environmental products, freight, crude oil and related products, coal, weather and metals. Spectron’s broad client base includes traders and risk managers within large oil and gas corporations, energy utilities, commodities firms, financial institutions and charterers. The transaction is subject to FSA approval in the UK and expected to close in the second quarter of 2011.

The combination of the two companies is highly complementary, with each firm a leader in its respective markets. As a leading intermediary in European power and gas markets, Spectron is well positioned for a continuation of the secular growth trend in energy-related financial market activity, with transaction levels expected to continue to respond positively to the processes of liberalisation and integration necessary to realise key EU objectives for competitive, secure and sustainable European energy markets. Marex is a leading broker of metals, agricultural, energy and financial products. Together, the companies will comprise the world’s largest independent, privately-owned broker in power, gas, fuel oil, metals, agriculture and other high growth asset classes, able to service clients across both OTC and exchange-traded arenas.

Roger Nagioff, CEO of Marex and Co-Founding Partner of JRJ Group, said: “The partnership with Spectron is transformational for shareholders, clients and employees of both firms. It’s a highly complementary combination given Marex’s longstanding expertise in exchange-traded commodity derivatives, and Spectron’s market-leading execution capabilities in a broad range of energy-related OTC derivatives. This transaction is entirely consistent with, and supportive of, Marex’s strategy of growing the firm to become the preeminent independent global broker across the commodities and financial asset classes.”

Gordon Bennett, Managing Director of Spectron, said: “The partnership with Marex provides new opportunities for the clients and employees of the combined group. Marex has a successful track record in growing its business and providing top quality service for its clients. I am excited about working with the Marex team to develop the enlarged group into a world-leader across the energy and commodities sectors.”

About Spectron

Spectron operates one of the largest global marketplaces for energy, commodity, freight and environmental products from its offices in London, Frankfurt, Oslo, Singapore and several cities across the US. Spectron Group is regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK and the National Futures Association in the US. Its screen-based trading system, combined with specialist voice brokers, serves users who trade physical and financial products in a number of wholesale markets, including natural gas, electricity, emissions, coal, metals and weather. About $500bn worth of products and contracts are transacted via the Spectron Group annually. For further information, please visit www.SpectronGroup.com.

7 Apr 2017

Trilantic Europe becomes a shareholder in Pacha Group

Marex Group Limited (“Marex”), the international broker of commodity derivatives, financial futures and foreign exchange, which is majority-owned by JRJ Group (“JRJ”) and its partners, Trilantic Capital Partners and BXR Group, today announces that it has reached agreement with Imarex ASA to acquire its 100% holding of Spectron Group Limited (“Spectron”) for approximately £94.5 million.

Operating from offices in London, Continental Europe, Asia and the US, Spectron is a leading global broker of wholesale energy and other commodity products. Spectron provides electronic and voice brokerage services for a diverse range of mainly Over-the-Counter (“OTC”) markets, including gas, power, environmental products, freight, crude oil and related products, coal, weather and metals. Spectron’s broad client base includes traders and risk managers within large oil and gas corporations, energy utilities, commodities firms, financial institutions and charterers. The transaction is subject to FSA approval in the UK and expected to close in the second quarter of 2011.

The combination of the two companies is highly complementary, with each firm a leader in its respective markets. As a leading intermediary in European power and gas markets, Spectron is well positioned for a continuation of the secular growth trend in energy-related financial market activity, with transaction levels expected to continue to respond positively to the processes of liberalisation and integration necessary to realise key EU objectives for competitive, secure and sustainable European energy markets. Marex is a leading broker of metals, agricultural, energy and financial products. Together, the companies will comprise the world’s largest independent, privately-owned broker in power, gas, fuel oil, metals, agriculture and other high growth asset classes, able to service clients across both OTC and exchange-traded arenas.

Roger Nagioff, CEO of Marex and Co-Founding Partner of JRJ Group, said: “The partnership with Spectron is transformational for shareholders, clients and employees of both firms. It’s a highly complementary combination given Marex’s longstanding expertise in exchange-traded commodity derivatives, and Spectron’s market-leading execution capabilities in a broad range of energy-related OTC derivatives. This transaction is entirely consistent with, and supportive of, Marex’s strategy of growing the firm to become the preeminent independent global broker across the commodities and financial asset classes.”

Gordon Bennett, Managing Director of Spectron, said: “The partnership with Marex provides new opportunities for the clients and employees of the combined group. Marex has a successful track record in growing its business and providing top quality service for its clients. I am excited about working with the Marex team to develop the enlarged group into a world-leader across the energy and commodities sectors.”

About Spectron

Spectron operates one of the largest global marketplaces for energy, commodity, freight and environmental products from its offices in London, Frankfurt, Oslo, Singapore and several cities across the US. Spectron Group is regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK and the National Futures Association in the US. Its screen-based trading system, combined with specialist voice brokers, serves users who trade physical and financial products in a number of wholesale markets, including natural gas, electricity, emissions, coal, metals and weather. About $500bn worth of products and contracts are transacted via the Spectron Group annually. For further information, please visit www.SpectronGroup.com.

28 Nov 2016

Talgo wins the most important high-speed tender in Europe with its new Avril, the most advanced high-speed train

Marex Group Limited (“Marex”), the international broker of commodity derivatives, financial futures and foreign exchange, which is majority-owned by JRJ Group (“JRJ”) and its partners, Trilantic Capital Partners and BXR Group, today announces that it has reached agreement with Imarex ASA to acquire its 100% holding of Spectron Group Limited (“Spectron”) for approximately £94.5 million.

Operating from offices in London, Continental Europe, Asia and the US, Spectron is a leading global broker of wholesale energy and other commodity products. Spectron provides electronic and voice brokerage services for a diverse range of mainly Over-the-Counter (“OTC”) markets, including gas, power, environmental products, freight, crude oil and related products, coal, weather and metals. Spectron’s broad client base includes traders and risk managers within large oil and gas corporations, energy utilities, commodities firms, financial institutions and charterers. The transaction is subject to FSA approval in the UK and expected to close in the second quarter of 2011.

The combination of the two companies is highly complementary, with each firm a leader in its respective markets. As a leading intermediary in European power and gas markets, Spectron is well positioned for a continuation of the secular growth trend in energy-related financial market activity, with transaction levels expected to continue to respond positively to the processes of liberalisation and integration necessary to realise key EU objectives for competitive, secure and sustainable European energy markets. Marex is a leading broker of metals, agricultural, energy and financial products. Together, the companies will comprise the world’s largest independent, privately-owned broker in power, gas, fuel oil, metals, agriculture and other high growth asset classes, able to service clients across both OTC and exchange-traded arenas.

Roger Nagioff, CEO of Marex and Co-Founding Partner of JRJ Group, said: “The partnership with Spectron is transformational for shareholders, clients and employees of both firms. It’s a highly complementary combination given Marex’s longstanding expertise in exchange-traded commodity derivatives, and Spectron’s market-leading execution capabilities in a broad range of energy-related OTC derivatives. This transaction is entirely consistent with, and supportive of, Marex’s strategy of growing the firm to become the preeminent independent global broker across the commodities and financial asset classes.”

Gordon Bennett, Managing Director of Spectron, said: “The partnership with Marex provides new opportunities for the clients and employees of the combined group. Marex has a successful track record in growing its business and providing top quality service for its clients. I am excited about working with the Marex team to develop the enlarged group into a world-leader across the energy and commodities sectors.”

About Spectron

Spectron operates one of the largest global marketplaces for energy, commodity, freight and environmental products from its offices in London, Frankfurt, Oslo, Singapore and several cities across the US. Spectron Group is regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK and the National Futures Association in the US. Its screen-based trading system, combined with specialist voice brokers, serves users who trade physical and financial products in a number of wholesale markets, including natural gas, electricity, emissions, coal, metals and weather. About $500bn worth of products and contracts are transacted via the Spectron Group annually. For further information, please visit www.SpectronGroup.com.

24 Feb 2016

Trilantic Europe Invests In Maugeri, Leading Italian Non-Acute Private Hospital Operator

Marex Group Limited (“Marex”), the international broker of commodity derivatives, financial futures and foreign exchange, which is majority-owned by JRJ Group (“JRJ”) and its partners, Trilantic Capital Partners and BXR Group, today announces that it has reached agreement with Imarex ASA to acquire its 100% holding of Spectron Group Limited (“Spectron”) for approximately £94.5 million.

Operating from offices in London, Continental Europe, Asia and the US, Spectron is a leading global broker of wholesale energy and other commodity products. Spectron provides electronic and voice brokerage services for a diverse range of mainly Over-the-Counter (“OTC”) markets, including gas, power, environmental products, freight, crude oil and related products, coal, weather and metals. Spectron’s broad client base includes traders and risk managers within large oil and gas corporations, energy utilities, commodities firms, financial institutions and charterers. The transaction is subject to FSA approval in the UK and expected to close in the second quarter of 2011.

The combination of the two companies is highly complementary, with each firm a leader in its respective markets. As a leading intermediary in European power and gas markets, Spectron is well positioned for a continuation of the secular growth trend in energy-related financial market activity, with transaction levels expected to continue to respond positively to the processes of liberalisation and integration necessary to realise key EU objectives for competitive, secure and sustainable European energy markets. Marex is a leading broker of metals, agricultural, energy and financial products. Together, the companies will comprise the world’s largest independent, privately-owned broker in power, gas, fuel oil, metals, agriculture and other high growth asset classes, able to service clients across both OTC and exchange-traded arenas.

Roger Nagioff, CEO of Marex and Co-Founding Partner of JRJ Group, said: “The partnership with Spectron is transformational for shareholders, clients and employees of both firms. It’s a highly complementary combination given Marex’s longstanding expertise in exchange-traded commodity derivatives, and Spectron’s market-leading execution capabilities in a broad range of energy-related OTC derivatives. This transaction is entirely consistent with, and supportive of, Marex’s strategy of growing the firm to become the preeminent independent global broker across the commodities and financial asset classes.”

Gordon Bennett, Managing Director of Spectron, said: “The partnership with Marex provides new opportunities for the clients and employees of the combined group. Marex has a successful track record in growing its business and providing top quality service for its clients. I am excited about working with the Marex team to develop the enlarged group into a world-leader across the energy and commodities sectors.”

About Spectron

Spectron operates one of the largest global marketplaces for energy, commodity, freight and environmental products from its offices in London, Frankfurt, Oslo, Singapore and several cities across the US. Spectron Group is regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK and the National Futures Association in the US. Its screen-based trading system, combined with specialist voice brokers, serves users who trade physical and financial products in a number of wholesale markets, including natural gas, electricity, emissions, coal, metals and weather. About $500bn worth of products and contracts are transacted via the Spectron Group annually. For further information, please visit www.SpectronGroup.com.

13 Oct 2015

Trilantic Europe completes acquisition of 90% stake in leading Italian pharmaceuticals producer Doppel Farmaceutici

Marex Group Limited (“Marex”), the international broker of commodity derivatives, financial futures and foreign exchange, which is majority-owned by JRJ Group (“JRJ”) and its partners, Trilantic Capital Partners and BXR Group, today announces that it has reached agreement with Imarex ASA to acquire its 100% holding of Spectron Group Limited (“Spectron”) for approximately £94.5 million.

Operating from offices in London, Continental Europe, Asia and the US, Spectron is a leading global broker of wholesale energy and other commodity products. Spectron provides electronic and voice brokerage services for a diverse range of mainly Over-the-Counter (“OTC”) markets, including gas, power, environmental products, freight, crude oil and related products, coal, weather and metals. Spectron’s broad client base includes traders and risk managers within large oil and gas corporations, energy utilities, commodities firms, financial institutions and charterers. The transaction is subject to FSA approval in the UK and expected to close in the second quarter of 2011.

The combination of the two companies is highly complementary, with each firm a leader in its respective markets. As a leading intermediary in European power and gas markets, Spectron is well positioned for a continuation of the secular growth trend in energy-related financial market activity, with transaction levels expected to continue to respond positively to the processes of liberalisation and integration necessary to realise key EU objectives for competitive, secure and sustainable European energy markets. Marex is a leading broker of metals, agricultural, energy and financial products. Together, the companies will comprise the world’s largest independent, privately-owned broker in power, gas, fuel oil, metals, agriculture and other high growth asset classes, able to service clients across both OTC and exchange-traded arenas.

Roger Nagioff, CEO of Marex and Co-Founding Partner of JRJ Group, said: “The partnership with Spectron is transformational for shareholders, clients and employees of both firms. It’s a highly complementary combination given Marex’s longstanding expertise in exchange-traded commodity derivatives, and Spectron’s market-leading execution capabilities in a broad range of energy-related OTC derivatives. This transaction is entirely consistent with, and supportive of, Marex’s strategy of growing the firm to become the preeminent independent global broker across the commodities and financial asset classes.”

Gordon Bennett, Managing Director of Spectron, said: “The partnership with Marex provides new opportunities for the clients and employees of the combined group. Marex has a successful track record in growing its business and providing top quality service for its clients. I am excited about working with the Marex team to develop the enlarged group into a world-leader across the energy and commodities sectors.”

About Spectron

Spectron operates one of the largest global marketplaces for energy, commodity, freight and environmental products from its offices in London, Frankfurt, Oslo, Singapore and several cities across the US. Spectron Group is regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK and the National Futures Association in the US. Its screen-based trading system, combined with specialist voice brokers, serves users who trade physical and financial products in a number of wholesale markets, including natural gas, electricity, emissions, coal, metals and weather. About $500bn worth of products and contracts are transacted via the Spectron Group annually. For further information, please visit www.SpectronGroup.com.

1 Jul 2015

Trilantic Europe raises €900 million

Marex Group Limited (“Marex”), the international broker of commodity derivatives, financial futures and foreign exchange, which is majority-owned by JRJ Group (“JRJ”) and its partners, Trilantic Capital Partners and BXR Group, today announces that it has reached agreement with Imarex ASA to acquire its 100% holding of Spectron Group Limited (“Spectron”) for approximately £94.5 million.

Operating from offices in London, Continental Europe, Asia and the US, Spectron is a leading global broker of wholesale energy and other commodity products. Spectron provides electronic and voice brokerage services for a diverse range of mainly Over-the-Counter (“OTC”) markets, including gas, power, environmental products, freight, crude oil and related products, coal, weather and metals. Spectron’s broad client base includes traders and risk managers within large oil and gas corporations, energy utilities, commodities firms, financial institutions and charterers. The transaction is subject to FSA approval in the UK and expected to close in the second quarter of 2011.

The combination of the two companies is highly complementary, with each firm a leader in its respective markets. As a leading intermediary in European power and gas markets, Spectron is well positioned for a continuation of the secular growth trend in energy-related financial market activity, with transaction levels expected to continue to respond positively to the processes of liberalisation and integration necessary to realise key EU objectives for competitive, secure and sustainable European energy markets. Marex is a leading broker of metals, agricultural, energy and financial products. Together, the companies will comprise the world’s largest independent, privately-owned broker in power, gas, fuel oil, metals, agriculture and other high growth asset classes, able to service clients across both OTC and exchange-traded arenas.

Roger Nagioff, CEO of Marex and Co-Founding Partner of JRJ Group, said: “The partnership with Spectron is transformational for shareholders, clients and employees of both firms. It’s a highly complementary combination given Marex’s longstanding expertise in exchange-traded commodity derivatives, and Spectron’s market-leading execution capabilities in a broad range of energy-related OTC derivatives. This transaction is entirely consistent with, and supportive of, Marex’s strategy of growing the firm to become the preeminent independent global broker across the commodities and financial asset classes.”

Gordon Bennett, Managing Director of Spectron, said: “The partnership with Marex provides new opportunities for the clients and employees of the combined group. Marex has a successful track record in growing its business and providing top quality service for its clients. I am excited about working with the Marex team to develop the enlarged group into a world-leader across the energy and commodities sectors.”

About Spectron

Spectron operates one of the largest global marketplaces for energy, commodity, freight and environmental products from its offices in London, Frankfurt, Oslo, Singapore and several cities across the US. Spectron Group is regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK and the National Futures Association in the US. Its screen-based trading system, combined with specialist voice brokers, serves users who trade physical and financial products in a number of wholesale markets, including natural gas, electricity, emissions, coal, metals and weather. About $500bn worth of products and contracts are transacted via the Spectron Group annually. For further information, please visit www.SpectronGroup.com.

1 Jul 2015

IPO of Trilantic Europe IV’s portfolio companies, Talgo and Euskaltel

Marex Group Limited (“Marex”), the international broker of commodity derivatives, financial futures and foreign exchange, which is majority-owned by JRJ Group (“JRJ”) and its partners, Trilantic Capital Partners and BXR Group, today announces that it has reached agreement with Imarex ASA to acquire its 100% holding of Spectron Group Limited (“Spectron”) for approximately £94.5 million.

Operating from offices in London, Continental Europe, Asia and the US, Spectron is a leading global broker of wholesale energy and other commodity products. Spectron provides electronic and voice brokerage services for a diverse range of mainly Over-the-Counter (“OTC”) markets, including gas, power, environmental products, freight, crude oil and related products, coal, weather and metals. Spectron’s broad client base includes traders and risk managers within large oil and gas corporations, energy utilities, commodities firms, financial institutions and charterers. The transaction is subject to FSA approval in the UK and expected to close in the second quarter of 2011.

The combination of the two companies is highly complementary, with each firm a leader in its respective markets. As a leading intermediary in European power and gas markets, Spectron is well positioned for a continuation of the secular growth trend in energy-related financial market activity, with transaction levels expected to continue to respond positively to the processes of liberalisation and integration necessary to realise key EU objectives for competitive, secure and sustainable European energy markets. Marex is a leading broker of metals, agricultural, energy and financial products. Together, the companies will comprise the world’s largest independent, privately-owned broker in power, gas, fuel oil, metals, agriculture and other high growth asset classes, able to service clients across both OTC and exchange-traded arenas.

Roger Nagioff, CEO of Marex and Co-Founding Partner of JRJ Group, said: “The partnership with Spectron is transformational for shareholders, clients and employees of both firms. It’s a highly complementary combination given Marex’s longstanding expertise in exchange-traded commodity derivatives, and Spectron’s market-leading execution capabilities in a broad range of energy-related OTC derivatives. This transaction is entirely consistent with, and supportive of, Marex’s strategy of growing the firm to become the preeminent independent global broker across the commodities and financial asset classes.”

Gordon Bennett, Managing Director of Spectron, said: “The partnership with Marex provides new opportunities for the clients and employees of the combined group. Marex has a successful track record in growing its business and providing top quality service for its clients. I am excited about working with the Marex team to develop the enlarged group into a world-leader across the energy and commodities sectors.”

About Spectron

Spectron operates one of the largest global marketplaces for energy, commodity, freight and environmental products from its offices in London, Frankfurt, Oslo, Singapore and several cities across the US. Spectron Group is regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK and the National Futures Association in the US. Its screen-based trading system, combined with specialist voice brokers, serves users who trade physical and financial products in a number of wholesale markets, including natural gas, electricity, emissions, coal, metals and weather. About $500bn worth of products and contracts are transacted via the Spectron Group annually. For further information, please visit www.SpectronGroup.com.

26 Mar 2015

Prettl and Trilantic Europe announce a partnership agreement

Marex Group Limited (“Marex”), the international broker of commodity derivatives, financial futures and foreign exchange, which is majority-owned by JRJ Group (“JRJ”) and its partners, Trilantic Capital Partners and BXR Group, today announces that it has reached agreement with Imarex ASA to acquire its 100% holding of Spectron Group Limited (“Spectron”) for approximately £94.5 million.

Operating from offices in London, Continental Europe, Asia and the US, Spectron is a leading global broker of wholesale energy and other commodity products. Spectron provides electronic and voice brokerage services for a diverse range of mainly Over-the-Counter (“OTC”) markets, including gas, power, environmental products, freight, crude oil and related products, coal, weather and metals. Spectron’s broad client base includes traders and risk managers within large oil and gas corporations, energy utilities, commodities firms, financial institutions and charterers. The transaction is subject to FSA approval in the UK and expected to close in the second quarter of 2011.

The combination of the two companies is highly complementary, with each firm a leader in its respective markets. As a leading intermediary in European power and gas markets, Spectron is well positioned for a continuation of the secular growth trend in energy-related financial market activity, with transaction levels expected to continue to respond positively to the processes of liberalisation and integration necessary to realise key EU objectives for competitive, secure and sustainable European energy markets. Marex is a leading broker of metals, agricultural, energy and financial products. Together, the companies will comprise the world’s largest independent, privately-owned broker in power, gas, fuel oil, metals, agriculture and other high growth asset classes, able to service clients across both OTC and exchange-traded arenas.

Roger Nagioff, CEO of Marex and Co-Founding Partner of JRJ Group, said: “The partnership with Spectron is transformational for shareholders, clients and employees of both firms. It’s a highly complementary combination given Marex’s longstanding expertise in exchange-traded commodity derivatives, and Spectron’s market-leading execution capabilities in a broad range of energy-related OTC derivatives. This transaction is entirely consistent with, and supportive of, Marex’s strategy of growing the firm to become the preeminent independent global broker across the commodities and financial asset classes.”

Gordon Bennett, Managing Director of Spectron, said: “The partnership with Marex provides new opportunities for the clients and employees of the combined group. Marex has a successful track record in growing its business and providing top quality service for its clients. I am excited about working with the Marex team to develop the enlarged group into a world-leader across the energy and commodities sectors.”

About Spectron

Spectron operates one of the largest global marketplaces for energy, commodity, freight and environmental products from its offices in London, Frankfurt, Oslo, Singapore and several cities across the US. Spectron Group is regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK and the National Futures Association in the US. Its screen-based trading system, combined with specialist voice brokers, serves users who trade physical and financial products in a number of wholesale markets, including natural gas, electricity, emissions, coal, metals and weather. About $500bn worth of products and contracts are transacted via the Spectron Group annually. For further information, please visit www.SpectronGroup.com.

14 Jan 2015

Trilantic Capital Partners has realised its investment in Clarion Events

Marex Group Limited (“Marex”), the international broker of commodity derivatives, financial futures and foreign exchange, which is majority-owned by JRJ Group (“JRJ”) and its partners, Trilantic Capital Partners and BXR Group, today announces that it has reached agreement with Imarex ASA to acquire its 100% holding of Spectron Group Limited (“Spectron”) for approximately £94.5 million.

Operating from offices in London, Continental Europe, Asia and the US, Spectron is a leading global broker of wholesale energy and other commodity products. Spectron provides electronic and voice brokerage services for a diverse range of mainly Over-the-Counter (“OTC”) markets, including gas, power, environmental products, freight, crude oil and related products, coal, weather and metals. Spectron’s broad client base includes traders and risk managers within large oil and gas corporations, energy utilities, commodities firms, financial institutions and charterers. The transaction is subject to FSA approval in the UK and expected to close in the second quarter of 2011.

The combination of the two companies is highly complementary, with each firm a leader in its respective markets. As a leading intermediary in European power and gas markets, Spectron is well positioned for a continuation of the secular growth trend in energy-related financial market activity, with transaction levels expected to continue to respond positively to the processes of liberalisation and integration necessary to realise key EU objectives for competitive, secure and sustainable European energy markets. Marex is a leading broker of metals, agricultural, energy and financial products. Together, the companies will comprise the world’s largest independent, privately-owned broker in power, gas, fuel oil, metals, agriculture and other high growth asset classes, able to service clients across both OTC and exchange-traded arenas.

Roger Nagioff, CEO of Marex and Co-Founding Partner of JRJ Group, said: “The partnership with Spectron is transformational for shareholders, clients and employees of both firms. It’s a highly complementary combination given Marex’s longstanding expertise in exchange-traded commodity derivatives, and Spectron’s market-leading execution capabilities in a broad range of energy-related OTC derivatives. This transaction is entirely consistent with, and supportive of, Marex’s strategy of growing the firm to become the preeminent independent global broker across the commodities and financial asset classes.”

Gordon Bennett, Managing Director of Spectron, said: “The partnership with Marex provides new opportunities for the clients and employees of the combined group. Marex has a successful track record in growing its business and providing top quality service for its clients. I am excited about working with the Marex team to develop the enlarged group into a world-leader across the energy and commodities sectors.”

About Spectron

Spectron operates one of the largest global marketplaces for energy, commodity, freight and environmental products from its offices in London, Frankfurt, Oslo, Singapore and several cities across the US. Spectron Group is regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK and the National Futures Association in the US. Its screen-based trading system, combined with specialist voice brokers, serves users who trade physical and financial products in a number of wholesale markets, including natural gas, electricity, emissions, coal, metals and weather. About $500bn worth of products and contracts are transacted via the Spectron Group annually. For further information, please visit www.SpectronGroup.com.

17 Oct 2013

Trilantic acquires stake in Elisabetta Franchi

Marex Group Limited (“Marex”), the international broker of commodity derivatives, financial futures and foreign exchange, which is majority-owned by JRJ Group (“JRJ”) and its partners, Trilantic Capital Partners and BXR Group, today announces that it has reached agreement with Imarex ASA to acquire its 100% holding of Spectron Group Limited (“Spectron”) for approximately £94.5 million.

Operating from offices in London, Continental Europe, Asia and the US, Spectron is a leading global broker of wholesale energy and other commodity products. Spectron provides electronic and voice brokerage services for a diverse range of mainly Over-the-Counter (“OTC”) markets, including gas, power, environmental products, freight, crude oil and related products, coal, weather and metals. Spectron’s broad client base includes traders and risk managers within large oil and gas corporations, energy utilities, commodities firms, financial institutions and charterers. The transaction is subject to FSA approval in the UK and expected to close in the second quarter of 2011.

The combination of the two companies is highly complementary, with each firm a leader in its respective markets. As a leading intermediary in European power and gas markets, Spectron is well positioned for a continuation of the secular growth trend in energy-related financial market activity, with transaction levels expected to continue to respond positively to the processes of liberalisation and integration necessary to realise key EU objectives for competitive, secure and sustainable European energy markets. Marex is a leading broker of metals, agricultural, energy and financial products. Together, the companies will comprise the world’s largest independent, privately-owned broker in power, gas, fuel oil, metals, agriculture and other high growth asset classes, able to service clients across both OTC and exchange-traded arenas.

Roger Nagioff, CEO of Marex and Co-Founding Partner of JRJ Group, said: “The partnership with Spectron is transformational for shareholders, clients and employees of both firms. It’s a highly complementary combination given Marex’s longstanding expertise in exchange-traded commodity derivatives, and Spectron’s market-leading execution capabilities in a broad range of energy-related OTC derivatives. This transaction is entirely consistent with, and supportive of, Marex’s strategy of growing the firm to become the preeminent independent global broker across the commodities and financial asset classes.”

Gordon Bennett, Managing Director of Spectron, said: “The partnership with Marex provides new opportunities for the clients and employees of the combined group. Marex has a successful track record in growing its business and providing top quality service for its clients. I am excited about working with the Marex team to develop the enlarged group into a world-leader across the energy and commodities sectors.”

About Spectron

Spectron operates one of the largest global marketplaces for energy, commodity, freight and environmental products from its offices in London, Frankfurt, Oslo, Singapore and several cities across the US. Spectron Group is regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK and the National Futures Association in the US. Its screen-based trading system, combined with specialist voice brokers, serves users who trade physical and financial products in a number of wholesale markets, including natural gas, electricity, emissions, coal, metals and weather. About $500bn worth of products and contracts are transacted via the Spectron Group annually. For further information, please visit www.SpectronGroup.com.

16 Sep 2013

Gamenet successfully issues €200mn in its debut bond offering

Marex Group Limited (“Marex”), the international broker of commodity derivatives, financial futures and foreign exchange, which is majority-owned by JRJ Group (“JRJ”) and its partners, Trilantic Capital Partners and BXR Group, today announces that it has reached agreement with Imarex ASA to acquire its 100% holding of Spectron Group Limited (“Spectron”) for approximately £94.5 million.

Operating from offices in London, Continental Europe, Asia and the US, Spectron is a leading global broker of wholesale energy and other commodity products. Spectron provides electronic and voice brokerage services for a diverse range of mainly Over-the-Counter (“OTC”) markets, including gas, power, environmental products, freight, crude oil and related products, coal, weather and metals. Spectron’s broad client base includes traders and risk managers within large oil and gas corporations, energy utilities, commodities firms, financial institutions and charterers. The transaction is subject to FSA approval in the UK and expected to close in the second quarter of 2011.

The combination of the two companies is highly complementary, with each firm a leader in its respective markets. As a leading intermediary in European power and gas markets, Spectron is well positioned for a continuation of the secular growth trend in energy-related financial market activity, with transaction levels expected to continue to respond positively to the processes of liberalisation and integration necessary to realise key EU objectives for competitive, secure and sustainable European energy markets. Marex is a leading broker of metals, agricultural, energy and financial products. Together, the companies will comprise the world’s largest independent, privately-owned broker in power, gas, fuel oil, metals, agriculture and other high growth asset classes, able to service clients across both OTC and exchange-traded arenas.

Roger Nagioff, CEO of Marex and Co-Founding Partner of JRJ Group, said: “The partnership with Spectron is transformational for shareholders, clients and employees of both firms. It’s a highly complementary combination given Marex’s longstanding expertise in exchange-traded commodity derivatives, and Spectron’s market-leading execution capabilities in a broad range of energy-related OTC derivatives. This transaction is entirely consistent with, and supportive of, Marex’s strategy of growing the firm to become the preeminent independent global broker across the commodities and financial asset classes.”

Gordon Bennett, Managing Director of Spectron, said: “The partnership with Marex provides new opportunities for the clients and employees of the combined group. Marex has a successful track record in growing its business and providing top quality service for its clients. I am excited about working with the Marex team to develop the enlarged group into a world-leader across the energy and commodities sectors.”

About Spectron

Spectron operates one of the largest global marketplaces for energy, commodity, freight and environmental products from its offices in London, Frankfurt, Oslo, Singapore and several cities across the US. Spectron Group is regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK and the National Futures Association in the US. Its screen-based trading system, combined with specialist voice brokers, serves users who trade physical and financial products in a number of wholesale markets, including natural gas, electricity, emissions, coal, metals and weather. About $500bn worth of products and contracts are transacted via the Spectron Group annually. For further information, please visit www.SpectronGroup.com.

26 Jun 2013

Spain's Talgo Awarded €482 million Contract In Kazakhstan

Marex Group Limited (“Marex”), the international broker of commodity derivatives, financial futures and foreign exchange, which is majority-owned by JRJ Group (“JRJ”) and its partners, Trilantic Capital Partners and BXR Group, today announces that it has reached agreement with Imarex ASA to acquire its 100% holding of Spectron Group Limited (“Spectron”) for approximately £94.5 million.

Operating from offices in London, Continental Europe, Asia and the US, Spectron is a leading global broker of wholesale energy and other commodity products. Spectron provides electronic and voice brokerage services for a diverse range of mainly Over-the-Counter (“OTC”) markets, including gas, power, environmental products, freight, crude oil and related products, coal, weather and metals. Spectron’s broad client base includes traders and risk managers within large oil and gas corporations, energy utilities, commodities firms, financial institutions and charterers. The transaction is subject to FSA approval in the UK and expected to close in the second quarter of 2011.

The combination of the two companies is highly complementary, with each firm a leader in its respective markets. As a leading intermediary in European power and gas markets, Spectron is well positioned for a continuation of the secular growth trend in energy-related financial market activity, with transaction levels expected to continue to respond positively to the processes of liberalisation and integration necessary to realise key EU objectives for competitive, secure and sustainable European energy markets. Marex is a leading broker of metals, agricultural, energy and financial products. Together, the companies will comprise the world’s largest independent, privately-owned broker in power, gas, fuel oil, metals, agriculture and other high growth asset classes, able to service clients across both OTC and exchange-traded arenas.

Roger Nagioff, CEO of Marex and Co-Founding Partner of JRJ Group, said: “The partnership with Spectron is transformational for shareholders, clients and employees of both firms. It’s a highly complementary combination given Marex’s longstanding expertise in exchange-traded commodity derivatives, and Spectron’s market-leading execution capabilities in a broad range of energy-related OTC derivatives. This transaction is entirely consistent with, and supportive of, Marex’s strategy of growing the firm to become the preeminent independent global broker across the commodities and financial asset classes.”

Gordon Bennett, Managing Director of Spectron, said: “The partnership with Marex provides new opportunities for the clients and employees of the combined group. Marex has a successful track record in growing its business and providing top quality service for its clients. I am excited about working with the Marex team to develop the enlarged group into a world-leader across the energy and commodities sectors.”

About Spectron

Spectron operates one of the largest global marketplaces for energy, commodity, freight and environmental products from its offices in London, Frankfurt, Oslo, Singapore and several cities across the US. Spectron Group is regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK and the National Futures Association in the US. Its screen-based trading system, combined with specialist voice brokers, serves users who trade physical and financial products in a number of wholesale markets, including natural gas, electricity, emissions, coal, metals and weather. About $500bn worth of products and contracts are transacted via the Spectron Group annually. For further information, please visit www.SpectronGroup.com.

20 Nov 2012

Trilantic Europe exits Istanbul Doors Group, owner of the leading restaurants in Istanbul and Tom Aiken’s restaurants in London

Marex Group Limited (“Marex”), the international broker of commodity derivatives, financial futures and foreign exchange, which is majority-owned by JRJ Group (“JRJ”) and its partners, Trilantic Capital Partners and BXR Group, today announces that it has reached agreement with Imarex ASA to acquire its 100% holding of Spectron Group Limited (“Spectron”) for approximately £94.5 million.

Operating from offices in London, Continental Europe, Asia and the US, Spectron is a leading global broker of wholesale energy and other commodity products. Spectron provides electronic and voice brokerage services for a diverse range of mainly Over-the-Counter (“OTC”) markets, including gas, power, environmental products, freight, crude oil and related products, coal, weather and metals. Spectron’s broad client base includes traders and risk managers within large oil and gas corporations, energy utilities, commodities firms, financial institutions and charterers. The transaction is subject to FSA approval in the UK and expected to close in the second quarter of 2011.

The combination of the two companies is highly complementary, with each firm a leader in its respective markets. As a leading intermediary in European power and gas markets, Spectron is well positioned for a continuation of the secular growth trend in energy-related financial market activity, with transaction levels expected to continue to respond positively to the processes of liberalisation and integration necessary to realise key EU objectives for competitive, secure and sustainable European energy markets. Marex is a leading broker of metals, agricultural, energy and financial products. Together, the companies will comprise the world’s largest independent, privately-owned broker in power, gas, fuel oil, metals, agriculture and other high growth asset classes, able to service clients across both OTC and exchange-traded arenas.

Roger Nagioff, CEO of Marex and Co-Founding Partner of JRJ Group, said: “The partnership with Spectron is transformational for shareholders, clients and employees of both firms. It’s a highly complementary combination given Marex’s longstanding expertise in exchange-traded commodity derivatives, and Spectron’s market-leading execution capabilities in a broad range of energy-related OTC derivatives. This transaction is entirely consistent with, and supportive of, Marex’s strategy of growing the firm to become the preeminent independent global broker across the commodities and financial asset classes.”

Gordon Bennett, Managing Director of Spectron, said: “The partnership with Marex provides new opportunities for the clients and employees of the combined group. Marex has a successful track record in growing its business and providing top quality service for its clients. I am excited about working with the Marex team to develop the enlarged group into a world-leader across the energy and commodities sectors.”

About Spectron

Spectron operates one of the largest global marketplaces for energy, commodity, freight and environmental products from its offices in London, Frankfurt, Oslo, Singapore and several cities across the US. Spectron Group is regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK and the National Futures Association in the US. Its screen-based trading system, combined with specialist voice brokers, serves users who trade physical and financial products in a number of wholesale markets, including natural gas, electricity, emissions, coal, metals and weather. About $500bn worth of products and contracts are transacted via the Spectron Group annually. For further information, please visit www.SpectronGroup.com.

14 May 2012

Marex Spectron to acquire Schneider Trading Associates Pro-Trader Division

Marex Group Limited (“Marex”), the international broker of commodity derivatives, financial futures and foreign exchange, which is majority-owned by JRJ Group (“JRJ”) and its partners, Trilantic Capital Partners and BXR Group, today announces that it has reached agreement with Imarex ASA to acquire its 100% holding of Spectron Group Limited (“Spectron”) for approximately £94.5 million.

Operating from offices in London, Continental Europe, Asia and the US, Spectron is a leading global broker of wholesale energy and other commodity products. Spectron provides electronic and voice brokerage services for a diverse range of mainly Over-the-Counter (“OTC”) markets, including gas, power, environmental products, freight, crude oil and related products, coal, weather and metals. Spectron’s broad client base includes traders and risk managers within large oil and gas corporations, energy utilities, commodities firms, financial institutions and charterers. The transaction is subject to FSA approval in the UK and expected to close in the second quarter of 2011.

The combination of the two companies is highly complementary, with each firm a leader in its respective markets. As a leading intermediary in European power and gas markets, Spectron is well positioned for a continuation of the secular growth trend in energy-related financial market activity, with transaction levels expected to continue to respond positively to the processes of liberalisation and integration necessary to realise key EU objectives for competitive, secure and sustainable European energy markets. Marex is a leading broker of metals, agricultural, energy and financial products. Together, the companies will comprise the world’s largest independent, privately-owned broker in power, gas, fuel oil, metals, agriculture and other high growth asset classes, able to service clients across both OTC and exchange-traded arenas.

Roger Nagioff, CEO of Marex and Co-Founding Partner of JRJ Group, said: “The partnership with Spectron is transformational for shareholders, clients and employees of both firms. It’s a highly complementary combination given Marex’s longstanding expertise in exchange-traded commodity derivatives, and Spectron’s market-leading execution capabilities in a broad range of energy-related OTC derivatives. This transaction is entirely consistent with, and supportive of, Marex’s strategy of growing the firm to become the preeminent independent global broker across the commodities and financial asset classes.”

Gordon Bennett, Managing Director of Spectron, said: “The partnership with Marex provides new opportunities for the clients and employees of the combined group. Marex has a successful track record in growing its business and providing top quality service for its clients. I am excited about working with the Marex team to develop the enlarged group into a world-leader across the energy and commodities sectors.”

About Spectron

Spectron operates one of the largest global marketplaces for energy, commodity, freight and environmental products from its offices in London, Frankfurt, Oslo, Singapore and several cities across the US. Spectron Group is regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK and the National Futures Association in the US. Its screen-based trading system, combined with specialist voice brokers, serves users who trade physical and financial products in a number of wholesale markets, including natural gas, electricity, emissions, coal, metals and weather. About $500bn worth of products and contracts are transacted via the Spectron Group annually. For further information, please visit www.SpectronGroup.com.

12 Dec 2011

Talgo manufacturing facility opens in Kazakhstan

Marex Group Limited (“Marex”), the international broker of commodity derivatives, financial futures and foreign exchange, which is majority-owned by JRJ Group (“JRJ”) and its partners, Trilantic Capital Partners and BXR Group, today announces that it has reached agreement with Imarex ASA to acquire its 100% holding of Spectron Group Limited (“Spectron”) for approximately £94.5 million.

Operating from offices in London, Continental Europe, Asia and the US, Spectron is a leading global broker of wholesale energy and other commodity products. Spectron provides electronic and voice brokerage services for a diverse range of mainly Over-the-Counter (“OTC”) markets, including gas, power, environmental products, freight, crude oil and related products, coal, weather and metals. Spectron’s broad client base includes traders and risk managers within large oil and gas corporations, energy utilities, commodities firms, financial institutions and charterers. The transaction is subject to FSA approval in the UK and expected to close in the second quarter of 2011.

The combination of the two companies is highly complementary, with each firm a leader in its respective markets. As a leading intermediary in European power and gas markets, Spectron is well positioned for a continuation of the secular growth trend in energy-related financial market activity, with transaction levels expected to continue to respond positively to the processes of liberalisation and integration necessary to realise key EU objectives for competitive, secure and sustainable European energy markets. Marex is a leading broker of metals, agricultural, energy and financial products. Together, the companies will comprise the world’s largest independent, privately-owned broker in power, gas, fuel oil, metals, agriculture and other high growth asset classes, able to service clients across both OTC and exchange-traded arenas.

Roger Nagioff, CEO of Marex and Co-Founding Partner of JRJ Group, said: “The partnership with Spectron is transformational for shareholders, clients and employees of both firms. It’s a highly complementary combination given Marex’s longstanding expertise in exchange-traded commodity derivatives, and Spectron’s market-leading execution capabilities in a broad range of energy-related OTC derivatives. This transaction is entirely consistent with, and supportive of, Marex’s strategy of growing the firm to become the preeminent independent global broker across the commodities and financial asset classes.”

Gordon Bennett, Managing Director of Spectron, said: “The partnership with Marex provides new opportunities for the clients and employees of the combined group. Marex has a successful track record in growing its business and providing top quality service for its clients. I am excited about working with the Marex team to develop the enlarged group into a world-leader across the energy and commodities sectors.”

About Spectron

Spectron operates one of the largest global marketplaces for energy, commodity, freight and environmental products from its offices in London, Frankfurt, Oslo, Singapore and several cities across the US. Spectron Group is regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK and the National Futures Association in the US. Its screen-based trading system, combined with specialist voice brokers, serves users who trade physical and financial products in a number of wholesale markets, including natural gas, electricity, emissions, coal, metals and weather. About $500bn worth of products and contracts are transacted via the Spectron Group annually. For further information, please visit www.SpectronGroup.com.

26 Oct 2011

Talgo awarded the High-Speed Mecca-Medina mega-contract

Marex Group Limited (“Marex”), the international broker of commodity derivatives, financial futures and foreign exchange, which is majority-owned by JRJ Group (“JRJ”) and its partners, Trilantic Capital Partners and BXR Group, today announces that it has reached agreement with Imarex ASA to acquire its 100% holding of Spectron Group Limited (“Spectron”) for approximately £94.5 million.

Operating from offices in London, Continental Europe, Asia and the US, Spectron is a leading global broker of wholesale energy and other commodity products. Spectron provides electronic and voice brokerage services for a diverse range of mainly Over-the-Counter (“OTC”) markets, including gas, power, environmental products, freight, crude oil and related products, coal, weather and metals. Spectron’s broad client base includes traders and risk managers within large oil and gas corporations, energy utilities, commodities firms, financial institutions and charterers. The transaction is subject to FSA approval in the UK and expected to close in the second quarter of 2011.

The combination of the two companies is highly complementary, with each firm a leader in its respective markets. As a leading intermediary in European power and gas markets, Spectron is well positioned for a continuation of the secular growth trend in energy-related financial market activity, with transaction levels expected to continue to respond positively to the processes of liberalisation and integration necessary to realise key EU objectives for competitive, secure and sustainable European energy markets. Marex is a leading broker of metals, agricultural, energy and financial products. Together, the companies will comprise the world’s largest independent, privately-owned broker in power, gas, fuel oil, metals, agriculture and other high growth asset classes, able to service clients across both OTC and exchange-traded arenas.

Roger Nagioff, CEO of Marex and Co-Founding Partner of JRJ Group, said: “The partnership with Spectron is transformational for shareholders, clients and employees of both firms. It’s a highly complementary combination given Marex’s longstanding expertise in exchange-traded commodity derivatives, and Spectron’s market-leading execution capabilities in a broad range of energy-related OTC derivatives. This transaction is entirely consistent with, and supportive of, Marex’s strategy of growing the firm to become the preeminent independent global broker across the commodities and financial asset classes.”

Gordon Bennett, Managing Director of Spectron, said: “The partnership with Marex provides new opportunities for the clients and employees of the combined group. Marex has a successful track record in growing its business and providing top quality service for its clients. I am excited about working with the Marex team to develop the enlarged group into a world-leader across the energy and commodities sectors.”

About Spectron

Spectron operates one of the largest global marketplaces for energy, commodity, freight and environmental products from its offices in London, Frankfurt, Oslo, Singapore and several cities across the US. Spectron Group is regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK and the National Futures Association in the US. Its screen-based trading system, combined with specialist voice brokers, serves users who trade physical and financial products in a number of wholesale markets, including natural gas, electricity, emissions, coal, metals and weather. About $500bn worth of products and contracts are transacted via the Spectron Group annually. For further information, please visit www.SpectronGroup.com.

12 Apr 2011

Michel Léonard joins Trilantic Capital Partners as operating partner

Marex Group Limited (“Marex”), the international broker of commodity derivatives, financial futures and foreign exchange, which is majority-owned by JRJ Group (“JRJ”) and its partners, Trilantic Capital Partners and BXR Group, today announces that it has reached agreement with Imarex ASA to acquire its 100% holding of Spectron Group Limited (“Spectron”) for approximately £94.5 million.

Operating from offices in London, Continental Europe, Asia and the US, Spectron is a leading global broker of wholesale energy and other commodity products. Spectron provides electronic and voice brokerage services for a diverse range of mainly Over-the-Counter (“OTC”) markets, including gas, power, environmental products, freight, crude oil and related products, coal, weather and metals. Spectron’s broad client base includes traders and risk managers within large oil and gas corporations, energy utilities, commodities firms, financial institutions and charterers. The transaction is subject to FSA approval in the UK and expected to close in the second quarter of 2011.

The combination of the two companies is highly complementary, with each firm a leader in its respective markets. As a leading intermediary in European power and gas markets, Spectron is well positioned for a continuation of the secular growth trend in energy-related financial market activity, with transaction levels expected to continue to respond positively to the processes of liberalisation and integration necessary to realise key EU objectives for competitive, secure and sustainable European energy markets. Marex is a leading broker of metals, agricultural, energy and financial products. Together, the companies will comprise the world’s largest independent, privately-owned broker in power, gas, fuel oil, metals, agriculture and other high growth asset classes, able to service clients across both OTC and exchange-traded arenas.

Roger Nagioff, CEO of Marex and Co-Founding Partner of JRJ Group, said: “The partnership with Spectron is transformational for shareholders, clients and employees of both firms. It’s a highly complementary combination given Marex’s longstanding expertise in exchange-traded commodity derivatives, and Spectron’s market-leading execution capabilities in a broad range of energy-related OTC derivatives. This transaction is entirely consistent with, and supportive of, Marex’s strategy of growing the firm to become the preeminent independent global broker across the commodities and financial asset classes.”

Gordon Bennett, Managing Director of Spectron, said: “The partnership with Marex provides new opportunities for the clients and employees of the combined group. Marex has a successful track record in growing its business and providing top quality service for its clients. I am excited about working with the Marex team to develop the enlarged group into a world-leader across the energy and commodities sectors.”

About Spectron

Spectron operates one of the largest global marketplaces for energy, commodity, freight and environmental products from its offices in London, Frankfurt, Oslo, Singapore and several cities across the US. Spectron Group is regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK and the National Futures Association in the US. Its screen-based trading system, combined with specialist voice brokers, serves users who trade physical and financial products in a number of wholesale markets, including natural gas, electricity, emissions, coal, metals and weather. About $500bn worth of products and contracts are transacted via the Spectron Group annually. For further information, please visit www.SpectronGroup.com.

24 Mar 2011

The Istanbul Doors Restaurant Group Acquires the Restaurant Business of Michelin-Starred Chef Tom Aikens

Marex Group Limited (“Marex”), the international broker of commodity derivatives, financial futures and foreign exchange, which is majority-owned by JRJ Group (“JRJ”) and its partners, Trilantic Capital Partners and BXR Group, today announces that it has reached agreement with Imarex ASA to acquire its 100% holding of Spectron Group Limited (“Spectron”) for approximately £94.5 million.

Operating from offices in London, Continental Europe, Asia and the US, Spectron is a leading global broker of wholesale energy and other commodity products. Spectron provides electronic and voice brokerage services for a diverse range of mainly Over-the-Counter (“OTC”) markets, including gas, power, environmental products, freight, crude oil and related products, coal, weather and metals. Spectron’s broad client base includes traders and risk managers within large oil and gas corporations, energy utilities, commodities firms, financial institutions and charterers. The transaction is subject to FSA approval in the UK and expected to close in the second quarter of 2011.

The combination of the two companies is highly complementary, with each firm a leader in its respective markets. As a leading intermediary in European power and gas markets, Spectron is well positioned for a continuation of the secular growth trend in energy-related financial market activity, with transaction levels expected to continue to respond positively to the processes of liberalisation and integration necessary to realise key EU objectives for competitive, secure and sustainable European energy markets. Marex is a leading broker of metals, agricultural, energy and financial products. Together, the companies will comprise the world’s largest independent, privately-owned broker in power, gas, fuel oil, metals, agriculture and other high growth asset classes, able to service clients across both OTC and exchange-traded arenas.

Roger Nagioff, CEO of Marex and Co-Founding Partner of JRJ Group, said: “The partnership with Spectron is transformational for shareholders, clients and employees of both firms. It’s a highly complementary combination given Marex’s longstanding expertise in exchange-traded commodity derivatives, and Spectron’s market-leading execution capabilities in a broad range of energy-related OTC derivatives. This transaction is entirely consistent with, and supportive of, Marex’s strategy of growing the firm to become the preeminent independent global broker across the commodities and financial asset classes.”

Gordon Bennett, Managing Director of Spectron, said: “The partnership with Marex provides new opportunities for the clients and employees of the combined group. Marex has a successful track record in growing its business and providing top quality service for its clients. I am excited about working with the Marex team to develop the enlarged group into a world-leader across the energy and commodities sectors.”

About Spectron

Spectron operates one of the largest global marketplaces for energy, commodity, freight and environmental products from its offices in London, Frankfurt, Oslo, Singapore and several cities across the US. Spectron Group is regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK and the National Futures Association in the US. Its screen-based trading system, combined with specialist voice brokers, serves users who trade physical and financial products in a number of wholesale markets, including natural gas, electricity, emissions, coal, metals and weather. About $500bn worth of products and contracts are transacted via the Spectron Group annually. For further information, please visit www.SpectronGroup.com.

22 Mar 2011

Marex Group Reaches Agreement to Acquire Spectron Group

Marex Group Limited (“Marex”), the international broker of commodity derivatives, financial futures and foreign exchange, which is majority-owned by JRJ Group (“JRJ”) and its partners, Trilantic Capital Partners and BXR Group, today announces that it has reached agreement with Imarex ASA to acquire its 100% holding of Spectron Group Limited (“Spectron”) for approximately £94.5 million.

Operating from offices in London, Continental Europe, Asia and the US, Spectron is a leading global broker of wholesale energy and other commodity products. Spectron provides electronic and voice brokerage services for a diverse range of mainly Over-the-Counter (“OTC”) markets, including gas, power, environmental products, freight, crude oil and related products, coal, weather and metals. Spectron’s broad client base includes traders and risk managers within large oil and gas corporations, energy utilities, commodities firms, financial institutions and charterers. The transaction is subject to FSA approval in the UK and expected to close in the second quarter of 2011.

The combination of the two companies is highly complementary, with each firm a leader in its respective markets. As a leading intermediary in European power and gas markets, Spectron is well positioned for a continuation of the secular growth trend in energy-related financial market activity, with transaction levels expected to continue to respond positively to the processes of liberalisation and integration necessary to realise key EU objectives for competitive, secure and sustainable European energy markets. Marex is a leading broker of metals, agricultural, energy and financial products. Together, the companies will comprise the world’s largest independent, privately-owned broker in power, gas, fuel oil, metals, agriculture and other high growth asset classes, able to service clients across both OTC and exchange-traded arenas.

Roger Nagioff, CEO of Marex and Co-Founding Partner of JRJ Group, said: “The partnership with Spectron is transformational for shareholders, clients and employees of both firms. It’s a highly complementary combination given Marex’s longstanding expertise in exchange-traded commodity derivatives, and Spectron’s market-leading execution capabilities in a broad range of energy-related OTC derivatives. This transaction is entirely consistent with, and supportive of, Marex’s strategy of growing the firm to become the preeminent independent global broker across the commodities and financial asset classes.”

Gordon Bennett, Managing Director of Spectron, said: “The partnership with Marex provides new opportunities for the clients and employees of the combined group. Marex has a successful track record in growing its business and providing top quality service for its clients. I am excited about working with the Marex team to develop the enlarged group into a world-leader across the energy and commodities sectors.”

About Spectron

Spectron operates one of the largest global marketplaces for energy, commodity, freight and environmental products from its offices in London, Frankfurt, Oslo, Singapore and several cities across the US. Spectron Group is regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK and the National Futures Association in the US. Its screen-based trading system, combined with specialist voice brokers, serves users who trade physical and financial products in a number of wholesale markets, including natural gas, electricity, emissions, coal, metals and weather. About $500bn worth of products and contracts are transacted via the Spectron Group annually. For further information, please visit www.SpectronGroup.com.

14 Feb 2011

Appointment of John Danilovich to Trilantic European Advisory Council

Marex Group Limited (“Marex”), the international broker of commodity derivatives, financial futures and foreign exchange, which is majority-owned by JRJ Group (“JRJ”) and its partners, Trilantic Capital Partners and BXR Group, today announces that it has reached agreement with Imarex ASA to acquire its 100% holding of Spectron Group Limited (“Spectron”) for approximately £94.5 million.

Operating from offices in London, Continental Europe, Asia and the US, Spectron is a leading global broker of wholesale energy and other commodity products. Spectron provides electronic and voice brokerage services for a diverse range of mainly Over-the-Counter (“OTC”) markets, including gas, power, environmental products, freight, crude oil and related products, coal, weather and metals. Spectron’s broad client base includes traders and risk managers within large oil and gas corporations, energy utilities, commodities firms, financial institutions and charterers. The transaction is subject to FSA approval in the UK and expected to close in the second quarter of 2011.

The combination of the two companies is highly complementary, with each firm a leader in its respective markets. As a leading intermediary in European power and gas markets, Spectron is well positioned for a continuation of the secular growth trend in energy-related financial market activity, with transaction levels expected to continue to respond positively to the processes of liberalisation and integration necessary to realise key EU objectives for competitive, secure and sustainable European energy markets. Marex is a leading broker of metals, agricultural, energy and financial products. Together, the companies will comprise the world’s largest independent, privately-owned broker in power, gas, fuel oil, metals, agriculture and other high growth asset classes, able to service clients across both OTC and exchange-traded arenas.

Roger Nagioff, CEO of Marex and Co-Founding Partner of JRJ Group, said: “The partnership with Spectron is transformational for shareholders, clients and employees of both firms. It’s a highly complementary combination given Marex’s longstanding expertise in exchange-traded commodity derivatives, and Spectron’s market-leading execution capabilities in a broad range of energy-related OTC derivatives. This transaction is entirely consistent with, and supportive of, Marex’s strategy of growing the firm to become the preeminent independent global broker across the commodities and financial asset classes.”

Gordon Bennett, Managing Director of Spectron, said: “The partnership with Marex provides new opportunities for the clients and employees of the combined group. Marex has a successful track record in growing its business and providing top quality service for its clients. I am excited about working with the Marex team to develop the enlarged group into a world-leader across the energy and commodities sectors.”

About Spectron

Spectron operates one of the largest global marketplaces for energy, commodity, freight and environmental products from its offices in London, Frankfurt, Oslo, Singapore and several cities across the US. Spectron Group is regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK and the National Futures Association in the US. Its screen-based trading system, combined with specialist voice brokers, serves users who trade physical and financial products in a number of wholesale markets, including natural gas, electricity, emissions, coal, metals and weather. About $500bn worth of products and contracts are transacted via the Spectron Group annually. For further information, please visit www.SpectronGroup.com.

17 Jan 2011

Refresco Group Announces its Intention to Acquire Spumador

Marex Group Limited (“Marex”), the international broker of commodity derivatives, financial futures and foreign exchange, which is majority-owned by JRJ Group (“JRJ”) and its partners, Trilantic Capital Partners and BXR Group, today announces that it has reached agreement with Imarex ASA to acquire its 100% holding of Spectron Group Limited (“Spectron”) for approximately £94.5 million.

Operating from offices in London, Continental Europe, Asia and the US, Spectron is a leading global broker of wholesale energy and other commodity products. Spectron provides electronic and voice brokerage services for a diverse range of mainly Over-the-Counter (“OTC”) markets, including gas, power, environmental products, freight, crude oil and related products, coal, weather and metals. Spectron’s broad client base includes traders and risk managers within large oil and gas corporations, energy utilities, commodities firms, financial institutions and charterers. The transaction is subject to FSA approval in the UK and expected to close in the second quarter of 2011.

The combination of the two companies is highly complementary, with each firm a leader in its respective markets. As a leading intermediary in European power and gas markets, Spectron is well positioned for a continuation of the secular growth trend in energy-related financial market activity, with transaction levels expected to continue to respond positively to the processes of liberalisation and integration necessary to realise key EU objectives for competitive, secure and sustainable European energy markets. Marex is a leading broker of metals, agricultural, energy and financial products. Together, the companies will comprise the world’s largest independent, privately-owned broker in power, gas, fuel oil, metals, agriculture and other high growth asset classes, able to service clients across both OTC and exchange-traded arenas.

Roger Nagioff, CEO of Marex and Co-Founding Partner of JRJ Group, said: “The partnership with Spectron is transformational for shareholders, clients and employees of both firms. It’s a highly complementary combination given Marex’s longstanding expertise in exchange-traded commodity derivatives, and Spectron’s market-leading execution capabilities in a broad range of energy-related OTC derivatives. This transaction is entirely consistent with, and supportive of, Marex’s strategy of growing the firm to become the preeminent independent global broker across the commodities and financial asset classes.”

Gordon Bennett, Managing Director of Spectron, said: “The partnership with Marex provides new opportunities for the clients and employees of the combined group. Marex has a successful track record in growing its business and providing top quality service for its clients. I am excited about working with the Marex team to develop the enlarged group into a world-leader across the energy and commodities sectors.”

About Spectron

Spectron operates one of the largest global marketplaces for energy, commodity, freight and environmental products from its offices in London, Frankfurt, Oslo, Singapore and several cities across the US. Spectron Group is regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK and the National Futures Association in the US. Its screen-based trading system, combined with specialist voice brokers, serves users who trade physical and financial products in a number of wholesale markets, including natural gas, electricity, emissions, coal, metals and weather. About $500bn worth of products and contracts are transacted via the Spectron Group annually. For further information, please visit www.SpectronGroup.com.

14 Jan 2011

Trilantic Capital Partners commits up to €50 million in LeYa

Marex Group Limited (“Marex”), the international broker of commodity derivatives, financial futures and foreign exchange, which is majority-owned by JRJ Group (“JRJ”) and its partners, Trilantic Capital Partners and BXR Group, today announces that it has reached agreement with Imarex ASA to acquire its 100% holding of Spectron Group Limited (“Spectron”) for approximately £94.5 million.

Operating from offices in London, Continental Europe, Asia and the US, Spectron is a leading global broker of wholesale energy and other commodity products. Spectron provides electronic and voice brokerage services for a diverse range of mainly Over-the-Counter (“OTC”) markets, including gas, power, environmental products, freight, crude oil and related products, coal, weather and metals. Spectron’s broad client base includes traders and risk managers within large oil and gas corporations, energy utilities, commodities firms, financial institutions and charterers. The transaction is subject to FSA approval in the UK and expected to close in the second quarter of 2011.

The combination of the two companies is highly complementary, with each firm a leader in its respective markets. As a leading intermediary in European power and gas markets, Spectron is well positioned for a continuation of the secular growth trend in energy-related financial market activity, with transaction levels expected to continue to respond positively to the processes of liberalisation and integration necessary to realise key EU objectives for competitive, secure and sustainable European energy markets. Marex is a leading broker of metals, agricultural, energy and financial products. Together, the companies will comprise the world’s largest independent, privately-owned broker in power, gas, fuel oil, metals, agriculture and other high growth asset classes, able to service clients across both OTC and exchange-traded arenas.

Roger Nagioff, CEO of Marex and Co-Founding Partner of JRJ Group, said: “The partnership with Spectron is transformational for shareholders, clients and employees of both firms. It’s a highly complementary combination given Marex’s longstanding expertise in exchange-traded commodity derivatives, and Spectron’s market-leading execution capabilities in a broad range of energy-related OTC derivatives. This transaction is entirely consistent with, and supportive of, Marex’s strategy of growing the firm to become the preeminent independent global broker across the commodities and financial asset classes.”

Gordon Bennett, Managing Director of Spectron, said: “The partnership with Marex provides new opportunities for the clients and employees of the combined group. Marex has a successful track record in growing its business and providing top quality service for its clients. I am excited about working with the Marex team to develop the enlarged group into a world-leader across the energy and commodities sectors.”

About Spectron

Spectron operates one of the largest global marketplaces for energy, commodity, freight and environmental products from its offices in London, Frankfurt, Oslo, Singapore and several cities across the US. Spectron Group is regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK and the National Futures Association in the US. Its screen-based trading system, combined with specialist voice brokers, serves users who trade physical and financial products in a number of wholesale markets, including natural gas, electricity, emissions, coal, metals and weather. About $500bn worth of products and contracts are transacted via the Spectron Group annually. For further information, please visit www.SpectronGroup.com.

7 Jan 2011

Trilantic Capital Partners to Invest €53 million in Gamenet

Marex Group Limited (“Marex”), the international broker of commodity derivatives, financial futures and foreign exchange, which is majority-owned by JRJ Group (“JRJ”) and its partners, Trilantic Capital Partners and BXR Group, today announces that it has reached agreement with Imarex ASA to acquire its 100% holding of Spectron Group Limited (“Spectron”) for approximately £94.5 million.

Operating from offices in London, Continental Europe, Asia and the US, Spectron is a leading global broker of wholesale energy and other commodity products. Spectron provides electronic and voice brokerage services for a diverse range of mainly Over-the-Counter (“OTC”) markets, including gas, power, environmental products, freight, crude oil and related products, coal, weather and metals. Spectron’s broad client base includes traders and risk managers within large oil and gas corporations, energy utilities, commodities firms, financial institutions and charterers. The transaction is subject to FSA approval in the UK and expected to close in the second quarter of 2011.

The combination of the two companies is highly complementary, with each firm a leader in its respective markets. As a leading intermediary in European power and gas markets, Spectron is well positioned for a continuation of the secular growth trend in energy-related financial market activity, with transaction levels expected to continue to respond positively to the processes of liberalisation and integration necessary to realise key EU objectives for competitive, secure and sustainable European energy markets. Marex is a leading broker of metals, agricultural, energy and financial products. Together, the companies will comprise the world’s largest independent, privately-owned broker in power, gas, fuel oil, metals, agriculture and other high growth asset classes, able to service clients across both OTC and exchange-traded arenas.

Roger Nagioff, CEO of Marex and Co-Founding Partner of JRJ Group, said: “The partnership with Spectron is transformational for shareholders, clients and employees of both firms. It’s a highly complementary combination given Marex’s longstanding expertise in exchange-traded commodity derivatives, and Spectron’s market-leading execution capabilities in a broad range of energy-related OTC derivatives. This transaction is entirely consistent with, and supportive of, Marex’s strategy of growing the firm to become the preeminent independent global broker across the commodities and financial asset classes.”

Gordon Bennett, Managing Director of Spectron, said: “The partnership with Marex provides new opportunities for the clients and employees of the combined group. Marex has a successful track record in growing its business and providing top quality service for its clients. I am excited about working with the Marex team to develop the enlarged group into a world-leader across the energy and commodities sectors.”

About Spectron

Spectron operates one of the largest global marketplaces for energy, commodity, freight and environmental products from its offices in London, Frankfurt, Oslo, Singapore and several cities across the US. Spectron Group is regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK and the National Futures Association in the US. Its screen-based trading system, combined with specialist voice brokers, serves users who trade physical and financial products in a number of wholesale markets, including natural gas, electricity, emissions, coal, metals and weather. About $500bn worth of products and contracts are transacted via the Spectron Group annually. For further information, please visit www.SpectronGroup.com.

11 Nov 2010

Talgo is awarded the contract to renew and expand the intercity passenger train coaches of the national railway company of Kazakhstan

Marex Group Limited (“Marex”), the international broker of commodity derivatives, financial futures and foreign exchange, which is majority-owned by JRJ Group (“JRJ”) and its partners, Trilantic Capital Partners and BXR Group, today announces that it has reached agreement with Imarex ASA to acquire its 100% holding of Spectron Group Limited (“Spectron”) for approximately £94.5 million.

Operating from offices in London, Continental Europe, Asia and the US, Spectron is a leading global broker of wholesale energy and other commodity products. Spectron provides electronic and voice brokerage services for a diverse range of mainly Over-the-Counter (“OTC”) markets, including gas, power, environmental products, freight, crude oil and related products, coal, weather and metals. Spectron’s broad client base includes traders and risk managers within large oil and gas corporations, energy utilities, commodities firms, financial institutions and charterers. The transaction is subject to FSA approval in the UK and expected to close in the second quarter of 2011.

The combination of the two companies is highly complementary, with each firm a leader in its respective markets. As a leading intermediary in European power and gas markets, Spectron is well positioned for a continuation of the secular growth trend in energy-related financial market activity, with transaction levels expected to continue to respond positively to the processes of liberalisation and integration necessary to realise key EU objectives for competitive, secure and sustainable European energy markets. Marex is a leading broker of metals, agricultural, energy and financial products. Together, the companies will comprise the world’s largest independent, privately-owned broker in power, gas, fuel oil, metals, agriculture and other high growth asset classes, able to service clients across both OTC and exchange-traded arenas.

Roger Nagioff, CEO of Marex and Co-Founding Partner of JRJ Group, said: “The partnership with Spectron is transformational for shareholders, clients and employees of both firms. It’s a highly complementary combination given Marex’s longstanding expertise in exchange-traded commodity derivatives, and Spectron’s market-leading execution capabilities in a broad range of energy-related OTC derivatives. This transaction is entirely consistent with, and supportive of, Marex’s strategy of growing the firm to become the preeminent independent global broker across the commodities and financial asset classes.”

Gordon Bennett, Managing Director of Spectron, said: “The partnership with Marex provides new opportunities for the clients and employees of the combined group. Marex has a successful track record in growing its business and providing top quality service for its clients. I am excited about working with the Marex team to develop the enlarged group into a world-leader across the energy and commodities sectors.”

About Spectron

Spectron operates one of the largest global marketplaces for energy, commodity, freight and environmental products from its offices in London, Frankfurt, Oslo, Singapore and several cities across the US. Spectron Group is regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK and the National Futures Association in the US. Its screen-based trading system, combined with specialist voice brokers, serves users who trade physical and financial products in a number of wholesale markets, including natural gas, electricity, emissions, coal, metals and weather. About $500bn worth of products and contracts are transacted via the Spectron Group annually. For further information, please visit www.SpectronGroup.com.

28 Jul 2010

Thai Union Frozen Products Board of Directors Approves Acquisition of MW Brands from Trilantic Capital Partners

Marex Group Limited (“Marex”), the international broker of commodity derivatives, financial futures and foreign exchange, which is majority-owned by JRJ Group (“JRJ”) and its partners, Trilantic Capital Partners and BXR Group, today announces that it has reached agreement with Imarex ASA to acquire its 100% holding of Spectron Group Limited (“Spectron”) for approximately £94.5 million.

Operating from offices in London, Continental Europe, Asia and the US, Spectron is a leading global broker of wholesale energy and other commodity products. Spectron provides electronic and voice brokerage services for a diverse range of mainly Over-the-Counter (“OTC”) markets, including gas, power, environmental products, freight, crude oil and related products, coal, weather and metals. Spectron’s broad client base includes traders and risk managers within large oil and gas corporations, energy utilities, commodities firms, financial institutions and charterers. The transaction is subject to FSA approval in the UK and expected to close in the second quarter of 2011.

The combination of the two companies is highly complementary, with each firm a leader in its respective markets. As a leading intermediary in European power and gas markets, Spectron is well positioned for a continuation of the secular growth trend in energy-related financial market activity, with transaction levels expected to continue to respond positively to the processes of liberalisation and integration necessary to realise key EU objectives for competitive, secure and sustainable European energy markets. Marex is a leading broker of metals, agricultural, energy and financial products. Together, the companies will comprise the world’s largest independent, privately-owned broker in power, gas, fuel oil, metals, agriculture and other high growth asset classes, able to service clients across both OTC and exchange-traded arenas.

Roger Nagioff, CEO of Marex and Co-Founding Partner of JRJ Group, said: “The partnership with Spectron is transformational for shareholders, clients and employees of both firms. It’s a highly complementary combination given Marex’s longstanding expertise in exchange-traded commodity derivatives, and Spectron’s market-leading execution capabilities in a broad range of energy-related OTC derivatives. This transaction is entirely consistent with, and supportive of, Marex’s strategy of growing the firm to become the preeminent independent global broker across the commodities and financial asset classes.”

Gordon Bennett, Managing Director of Spectron, said: “The partnership with Marex provides new opportunities for the clients and employees of the combined group. Marex has a successful track record in growing its business and providing top quality service for its clients. I am excited about working with the Marex team to develop the enlarged group into a world-leader across the energy and commodities sectors.”

About Spectron

Spectron operates one of the largest global marketplaces for energy, commodity, freight and environmental products from its offices in London, Frankfurt, Oslo, Singapore and several cities across the US. Spectron Group is regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK and the National Futures Association in the US. Its screen-based trading system, combined with specialist voice brokers, serves users who trade physical and financial products in a number of wholesale markets, including natural gas, electricity, emissions, coal, metals and weather. About $500bn worth of products and contracts are transacted via the Spectron Group annually. For further information, please visit www.SpectronGroup.com.

10 Feb 2010

Trilantic Capital Partners has Successfully Realized its Ownership Stake in Industria de Turbo Propulsores S.A.

Marex Group Limited (“Marex”), the international broker of commodity derivatives, financial futures and foreign exchange, which is majority-owned by JRJ Group (“JRJ”) and its partners, Trilantic Capital Partners and BXR Group, today announces that it has reached agreement with Imarex ASA to acquire its 100% holding of Spectron Group Limited (“Spectron”) for approximately £94.5 million.

Operating from offices in London, Continental Europe, Asia and the US, Spectron is a leading global broker of wholesale energy and other commodity products. Spectron provides electronic and voice brokerage services for a diverse range of mainly Over-the-Counter (“OTC”) markets, including gas, power, environmental products, freight, crude oil and related products, coal, weather and metals. Spectron’s broad client base includes traders and risk managers within large oil and gas corporations, energy utilities, commodities firms, financial institutions and charterers. The transaction is subject to FSA approval in the UK and expected to close in the second quarter of 2011.

The combination of the two companies is highly complementary, with each firm a leader in its respective markets. As a leading intermediary in European power and gas markets, Spectron is well positioned for a continuation of the secular growth trend in energy-related financial market activity, with transaction levels expected to continue to respond positively to the processes of liberalisation and integration necessary to realise key EU objectives for competitive, secure and sustainable European energy markets. Marex is a leading broker of metals, agricultural, energy and financial products. Together, the companies will comprise the world’s largest independent, privately-owned broker in power, gas, fuel oil, metals, agriculture and other high growth asset classes, able to service clients across both OTC and exchange-traded arenas.

Roger Nagioff, CEO of Marex and Co-Founding Partner of JRJ Group, said: “The partnership with Spectron is transformational for shareholders, clients and employees of both firms. It’s a highly complementary combination given Marex’s longstanding expertise in exchange-traded commodity derivatives, and Spectron’s market-leading execution capabilities in a broad range of energy-related OTC derivatives. This transaction is entirely consistent with, and supportive of, Marex’s strategy of growing the firm to become the preeminent independent global broker across the commodities and financial asset classes.”

Gordon Bennett, Managing Director of Spectron, said: “The partnership with Marex provides new opportunities for the clients and employees of the combined group. Marex has a successful track record in growing its business and providing top quality service for its clients. I am excited about working with the Marex team to develop the enlarged group into a world-leader across the energy and commodities sectors.”

About Spectron

Spectron operates one of the largest global marketplaces for energy, commodity, freight and environmental products from its offices in London, Frankfurt, Oslo, Singapore and several cities across the US. Spectron Group is regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK and the National Futures Association in the US. Its screen-based trading system, combined with specialist voice brokers, serves users who trade physical and financial products in a number of wholesale markets, including natural gas, electricity, emissions, coal, metals and weather. About $500bn worth of products and contracts are transacted via the Spectron Group annually. For further information, please visit www.SpectronGroup.com.

24 Sep 2009

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Marex Group Limited (“Marex”), the international broker of commodity derivatives, financial futures and foreign exchange, which is majority-owned by JRJ Group (“JRJ”) and its partners, Trilantic Capital Partners and BXR Group, today announces that it has reached agreement with Imarex ASA to acquire its 100% holding of Spectron Group Limited (“Spectron”) for approximately £94.5 million.

Operating from offices in London, Continental Europe, Asia and the US, Spectron is a leading global broker of wholesale energy and other commodity products. Spectron provides electronic and voice brokerage services for a diverse range of mainly Over-the-Counter (“OTC”) markets, including gas, power, environmental products, freight, crude oil and related products, coal, weather and metals. Spectron’s broad client base includes traders and risk managers within large oil and gas corporations, energy utilities, commodities firms, financial institutions and charterers. The transaction is subject to FSA approval in the UK and expected to close in the second quarter of 2011.

The combination of the two companies is highly complementary, with each firm a leader in its respective markets. As a leading intermediary in European power and gas markets, Spectron is well positioned for a continuation of the secular growth trend in energy-related financial market activity, with transaction levels expected to continue to respond positively to the processes of liberalisation and integration necessary to realise key EU objectives for competitive, secure and sustainable European energy markets. Marex is a leading broker of metals, agricultural, energy and financial products. Together, the companies will comprise the world’s largest independent, privately-owned broker in power, gas, fuel oil, metals, agriculture and other high growth asset classes, able to service clients across both OTC and exchange-traded arenas.

Roger Nagioff, CEO of Marex and Co-Founding Partner of JRJ Group, said: “The partnership with Spectron is transformational for shareholders, clients and employees of both firms. It’s a highly complementary combination given Marex’s longstanding expertise in exchange-traded commodity derivatives, and Spectron’s market-leading execution capabilities in a broad range of energy-related OTC derivatives. This transaction is entirely consistent with, and supportive of, Marex’s strategy of growing the firm to become the preeminent independent global broker across the commodities and financial asset classes.”

Gordon Bennett, Managing Director of Spectron, said: “The partnership with Marex provides new opportunities for the clients and employees of the combined group. Marex has a successful track record in growing its business and providing top quality service for its clients. I am excited about working with the Marex team to develop the enlarged group into a world-leader across the energy and commodities sectors.”

About Spectron

Spectron operates one of the largest global marketplaces for energy, commodity, freight and environmental products from its offices in London, Frankfurt, Oslo, Singapore and several cities across the US. Spectron Group is regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK and the National Futures Association in the US. Its screen-based trading system, combined with specialist voice brokers, serves users who trade physical and financial products in a number of wholesale markets, including natural gas, electricity, emissions, coal, metals and weather. About $500bn worth of products and contracts are transacted via the Spectron Group annually. For further information, please visit www.SpectronGroup.com.

17 Jul 2009

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Marex Group Limited (“Marex”), the international broker of commodity derivatives, financial futures and foreign exchange, which is majority-owned by JRJ Group (“JRJ”) and its partners, Trilantic Capital Partners and BXR Group, today announces that it has reached agreement with Imarex ASA to acquire its 100% holding of Spectron Group Limited (“Spectron”) for approximately £94.5 million.

Operating from offices in London, Continental Europe, Asia and the US, Spectron is a leading global broker of wholesale energy and other commodity products. Spectron provides electronic and voice brokerage services for a diverse range of mainly Over-the-Counter (“OTC”) markets, including gas, power, environmental products, freight, crude oil and related products, coal, weather and metals. Spectron’s broad client base includes traders and risk managers within large oil and gas corporations, energy utilities, commodities firms, financial institutions and charterers. The transaction is subject to FSA approval in the UK and expected to close in the second quarter of 2011.

The combination of the two companies is highly complementary, with each firm a leader in its respective markets. As a leading intermediary in European power and gas markets, Spectron is well positioned for a continuation of the secular growth trend in energy-related financial market activity, with transaction levels expected to continue to respond positively to the processes of liberalisation and integration necessary to realise key EU objectives for competitive, secure and sustainable European energy markets. Marex is a leading broker of metals, agricultural, energy and financial products. Together, the companies will comprise the world’s largest independent, privately-owned broker in power, gas, fuel oil, metals, agriculture and other high growth asset classes, able to service clients across both OTC and exchange-traded arenas.

Roger Nagioff, CEO of Marex and Co-Founding Partner of JRJ Group, said: “The partnership with Spectron is transformational for shareholders, clients and employees of both firms. It’s a highly complementary combination given Marex’s longstanding expertise in exchange-traded commodity derivatives, and Spectron’s market-leading execution capabilities in a broad range of energy-related OTC derivatives. This transaction is entirely consistent with, and supportive of, Marex’s strategy of growing the firm to become the preeminent independent global broker across the commodities and financial asset classes.”

Gordon Bennett, Managing Director of Spectron, said: “The partnership with Marex provides new opportunities for the clients and employees of the combined group. Marex has a successful track record in growing its business and providing top quality service for its clients. I am excited about working with the Marex team to develop the enlarged group into a world-leader across the energy and commodities sectors.”

About Spectron

Spectron operates one of the largest global marketplaces for energy, commodity, freight and environmental products from its offices in London, Frankfurt, Oslo, Singapore and several cities across the US. Spectron Group is regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK and the National Futures Association in the US. Its screen-based trading system, combined with specialist voice brokers, serves users who trade physical and financial products in a number of wholesale markets, including natural gas, electricity, emissions, coal, metals and weather. About $500bn worth of products and contracts are transacted via the Spectron Group annually. For further information, please visit www.SpectronGroup.com.

16 Jul 2009

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Marex Group Limited (“Marex”), the international broker of commodity derivatives, financial futures and foreign exchange, which is majority-owned by JRJ Group (“JRJ”) and its partners, Trilantic Capital Partners and BXR Group, today announces that it has reached agreement with Imarex ASA to acquire its 100% holding of Spectron Group Limited (“Spectron”) for approximately £94.5 million.

Operating from offices in London, Continental Europe, Asia and the US, Spectron is a leading global broker of wholesale energy and other commodity products. Spectron provides electronic and voice brokerage services for a diverse range of mainly Over-the-Counter (“OTC”) markets, including gas, power, environmental products, freight, crude oil and related products, coal, weather and metals. Spectron’s broad client base includes traders and risk managers within large oil and gas corporations, energy utilities, commodities firms, financial institutions and charterers. The transaction is subject to FSA approval in the UK and expected to close in the second quarter of 2011.

The combination of the two companies is highly complementary, with each firm a leader in its respective markets. As a leading intermediary in European power and gas markets, Spectron is well positioned for a continuation of the secular growth trend in energy-related financial market activity, with transaction levels expected to continue to respond positively to the processes of liberalisation and integration necessary to realise key EU objectives for competitive, secure and sustainable European energy markets. Marex is a leading broker of metals, agricultural, energy and financial products. Together, the companies will comprise the world’s largest independent, privately-owned broker in power, gas, fuel oil, metals, agriculture and other high growth asset classes, able to service clients across both OTC and exchange-traded arenas.

Roger Nagioff, CEO of Marex and Co-Founding Partner of JRJ Group, said: “The partnership with Spectron is transformational for shareholders, clients and employees of both firms. It’s a highly complementary combination given Marex’s longstanding expertise in exchange-traded commodity derivatives, and Spectron’s market-leading execution capabilities in a broad range of energy-related OTC derivatives. This transaction is entirely consistent with, and supportive of, Marex’s strategy of growing the firm to become the preeminent independent global broker across the commodities and financial asset classes.”

Gordon Bennett, Managing Director of Spectron, said: “The partnership with Marex provides new opportunities for the clients and employees of the combined group. Marex has a successful track record in growing its business and providing top quality service for its clients. I am excited about working with the Marex team to develop the enlarged group into a world-leader across the energy and commodities sectors.”

About Spectron

Spectron operates one of the largest global marketplaces for energy, commodity, freight and environmental products from its offices in London, Frankfurt, Oslo, Singapore and several cities across the US. Spectron Group is regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK and the National Futures Association in the US. Its screen-based trading system, combined with specialist voice brokers, serves users who trade physical and financial products in a number of wholesale markets, including natural gas, electricity, emissions, coal, metals and weather. About $500bn worth of products and contracts are transacted via the Spectron Group annually. For further information, please visit www.SpectronGroup.com.

9 Apr 2009

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Marex Group Limited (“Marex”), the international broker of commodity derivatives, financial futures and foreign exchange, which is majority-owned by JRJ Group (“JRJ”) and its partners, Trilantic Capital Partners and BXR Group, today announces that it has reached agreement with Imarex ASA to acquire its 100% holding of Spectron Group Limited (“Spectron”) for approximately £94.5 million.

Operating from offices in London, Continental Europe, Asia and the US, Spectron is a leading global broker of wholesale energy and other commodity products. Spectron provides electronic and voice brokerage services for a diverse range of mainly Over-the-Counter (“OTC”) markets, including gas, power, environmental products, freight, crude oil and related products, coal, weather and metals. Spectron’s broad client base includes traders and risk managers within large oil and gas corporations, energy utilities, commodities firms, financial institutions and charterers. The transaction is subject to FSA approval in the UK and expected to close in the second quarter of 2011.

The combination of the two companies is highly complementary, with each firm a leader in its respective markets. As a leading intermediary in European power and gas markets, Spectron is well positioned for a continuation of the secular growth trend in energy-related financial market activity, with transaction levels expected to continue to respond positively to the processes of liberalisation and integration necessary to realise key EU objectives for competitive, secure and sustainable European energy markets. Marex is a leading broker of metals, agricultural, energy and financial products. Together, the companies will comprise the world’s largest independent, privately-owned broker in power, gas, fuel oil, metals, agriculture and other high growth asset classes, able to service clients across both OTC and exchange-traded arenas.

Roger Nagioff, CEO of Marex and Co-Founding Partner of JRJ Group, said: “The partnership with Spectron is transformational for shareholders, clients and employees of both firms. It’s a highly complementary combination given Marex’s longstanding expertise in exchange-traded commodity derivatives, and Spectron’s market-leading execution capabilities in a broad range of energy-related OTC derivatives. This transaction is entirely consistent with, and supportive of, Marex’s strategy of growing the firm to become the preeminent independent global broker across the commodities and financial asset classes.”

Gordon Bennett, Managing Director of Spectron, said: “The partnership with Marex provides new opportunities for the clients and employees of the combined group. Marex has a successful track record in growing its business and providing top quality service for its clients. I am excited about working with the Marex team to develop the enlarged group into a world-leader across the energy and commodities sectors.”

About Spectron

Spectron operates one of the largest global marketplaces for energy, commodity, freight and environmental products from its offices in London, Frankfurt, Oslo, Singapore and several cities across the US. Spectron Group is regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK and the National Futures Association in the US. Its screen-based trading system, combined with specialist voice brokers, serves users who trade physical and financial products in a number of wholesale markets, including natural gas, electricity, emissions, coal, metals and weather. About $500bn worth of products and contracts are transacted via the Spectron Group annually. For further information, please visit www.SpectronGroup.com.

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