Chartwell Advises Daniels Trading and Top Third on Sale to Gain Capital Holdings, Inc.

Chartwell is pleased to announce the successful sale of Global Asset Advisors, LLC (d.b.a. Daniels Trading) and Top Third Ag Marketing, LLC (collectively, “the Companies”) based in Chicago, IL to GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: “GCAP”).  The shareholders sought to obtain a strategic partner to assist in furthering the growth of the businesses.   
The Companies engaged Chartwell to run a highly focused sell-side process, targeting the most likely acquirers.  Chartwell conducted an in-depth analysis of potential acquirers, performed valuation analyses, provided price and transaction structure guidance, as well as assisted in marketing the Companies per the shareholders' and managements' stated objectives.  Chartwell further orchestrated all activities, including the due diligence process, negotiated final deal terms and conditions, and successfully closed the transaction.  
GCAP’s high-tech platform and multi-product/service offerings will better serve the Companies’ institutional and retail clients, meanwhile providing GCAP further diversification of its client base and furthering its commitment to the exchange traded futures market. 
"Chartwell, under the leadership of Will Bloom, performed beyond our expectations in assisting us through the sale process. We were very pleased with the result and transaction expertise exuded by Will and the Chartwell team… 
…Our interests are well aligned with a strong and supportive partner in GCAP and we remain excited about the future of our businesses and enhanced services we are able to provide our clientele." 
Andy Daniels
Founder and CEO
Daniels Trading
“It was a true pleasure working with Chartwell to determine the most appropriate next phase of Top Third’s growth initiative. The transaction with GCAP was a perfect fit to our strategy of further penetrating the U.S. farming community and providing top class resources and non-speculative hedging guidance to our client base. I am truly excited for the next chapter of Top Third’s evolution on GCAP’s platform for both our employees and clients.” 
Mark Gold
Founder and CEO 
Top Third Ag Marketing 
Daniels Trading is an independent futures brokerage firm located in the heart of Chicago’s financial district. Established by renowned commodity trader Andy Daniels in 1995, Daniels Trading is built on a culture of trust committed to the firm’s mission of independence, objectivity and reliability. Daniels Trading specializes in Broker-Assisted Futures Trading, Managed Futures Investment, Self-Directed Online Futures Trading, Futures Trading Advice Signal Execution, and Automated Futures Trading Strategy Execution. For more information about Daniels Trading, please visit
Top Third Ag Marketing is a full service commodity broker with a mission to help North American farmers manage the risks associated with producing agricultural products. Whether grains, livestock, milk, cotton, or energies, Top Third Ag Marketing is prepared to work with farmers to develop a marketing plan that addresses their individual risk. Top Third Ag Marketing’s goal is to help these farmers to effectively market their products in the “top third” of prices that are available during a given marketing year. For more information on Top Third Ag Marketing, please visit
GAIN Capital is a global provider of online trading services. GAIN's innovative trading technology provides market access and highly automated trade execution services across multiple asset classes to a diverse client base of retail and institutional investors. GAIN Capital is headquartered in Bedminster, New Jersey, with a global presence across North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific regions.  For more information on GAIN Capital, please visit
For additional information on this transaction, please contact Greg Fresh at 612-230-3125 or