LaBranche & Co

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LaBranche & Co. Inc.
Industryfinancial services
SuccessorCowen Group
Key people
Michael LaBranche

LaBranche & Co. Inc. (NYSE: LAB) was a market maker and specialist firm on the NYSE, one of the oldest in the business at the time of its acquisition. It also operated in options, futures, and ETFs through various subsidiaries. Its stock symbol on the NYSE was LAB.

LaBranche & Co. said it signed a definitive agreement to sell its NYSE Designated Market Maker business to Barclays Capital for $25 million. LaBranche will still retain their NYSE Euronext NYX.N shares.[1]

On June 29, 2011, Cowen Group completed its acquisition of LaBranche, ending the firm's independent existence.[2][3]

Michael LaBranche is the Chairman, President and CEO of LaBranche & Co. Company's revenue is $345 million in 2000.[4]


  1. ^ "LaBranche to sell NYSE specialist unit to Barclays". Reuters. 2010-01-14. Retrieved 2020-01-17.
  2. ^ "Cowen Group and LaBranche & Co Merger Consummated". Cowen Group Press Release. Retrieved 6 July 2011.
  3. ^ "LaBranche & Co, Inc. - Contract Adjustment" (PDF). OCC Infomemos. Options Clearing Corporation. Retrieved 6 July 2011.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "LaBranche & Co Inc. Annual Report" (PDF). Media Corporate. 2000. Retrieved 7 April 2020.

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