StoneX expands its commodity trading business with the acquisition of Cotton Distributors Inc.


Adds physical cotton trading capabilities to StoneX and the ability to offer combination products to CDI’s global customer base

Increases StoneX’s business footprint in Brazil and physical footprint in continental Europe with a new presence in Swiss

LAUSANNE, Swiss and Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — StoneX Group Inc. (“StoneX” or “the Company”) today announced that it has expanded its cotton trading and hedging capabilities through the acquisition of CDI-Société Cotonnière De Distribution SA (“Cotton Distributors Inc.” or “CDI” ).

Founded in 1957, CDI operates a global cotton trading business with a strong network of growers in Brazil and West Africa, and buyers in the APAC region. CDI is headquartered in Lausanne, Swiss with an office Brazil. CDI has a proven track record of opening up new outlets for cotton and has been marketing cotton from these geographies for over 20 years.

Fabio SolferiniCEO of StoneX Brazil, said, “CDI’s strong history and market presence make it an ideal solution for StoneXespecially in Brazil which is on the way to becoming the leading cotton producing market. This transaction brings additional value to StoneX’s commodities trading business through greater access to established and emerging markets, enhanced trading and hedging capabilities and an experienced team of industry professionals.

Laurent Peyre, CEO of CDI said, “Joining StoneX will give CDI clients access to an extensive global network of trading and hedging services, backed by a well-established brand. The CDI is proud to join the StoneX Group. We are excited about this new era for our business and for our customers who will continue to receive the same level of quality service. Mr. Peyre stay with StoneX.

Sean O’ConnorCEO of StoneX commented, “StoneX is committed to identifying opportunities and strategic investments that generate growth for our business and value for our customers and investors. We are pleased to welcome CDI and its employees to StoneX Group and look forward to their contributions to these commitments.

StoneX offers a comprehensive portfolio of products and services to meet the commodity risk needs of corporations, traders and cooperatives globally. The primary function of StoneX Cotton Specialists is to help customers gain price exposure in the world of physical commerce. StoneX’s Integrated Risk Management Program (IRMP) enables the company to become more engaged with customers and their needs. Through the use of exchange-traded futures and options, as well as over-the-counter products, StoneX can customize risk management plans for its clients. Thanks to its Market Intelligence platform, StoneX provides comprehensive data and commentary covering commodity segments both globally and regionally.

The acquisition was completed on October 31. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

About StoneX Group Inc.

StoneX Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, connects its clients to global markets across a wide range of asset classes – providing execution, post-trade settlement, clearing and custody services through a trusted partner. Clients use its global financial services network to seek out business opportunities, make investments, manage market risk and improve performance. A publicly traded company (NASDAQ:SNEX) headquartered in New York City, StoneX Group Inc.and its 3,300 employees, serve more than 52,000 global commercial, institutional and payment customers, and 370,000 active retail accounts, from more than 40 offices across five continents.

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