Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 25, 2018


BGC Partners, Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)






0-28191, 1-35591


(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

File Numbers)

(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

499 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022

(Address of principal executive offices)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 610-2200


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Emerging growth company


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Item 8.01.

Other Events.


On October 25, 2018, BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP) (“BGC” or “BGC Partners”) announced that its publicly traded and majority-owned subsidiary, Newmark Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NMRK) (“Newmark”), intends to commence an offering of senior unsecured notes, subject to market conditions and other factors. The notes are to be offered and sold by Newmark in a private offering exempt from the registration requirements under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”).  


Newmark intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to repay outstanding related party debt and intercompany loans owed to or guaranteed by BGC, including Newmark’s $134 million of bank term loan debt. Any additional net proceeds may be used by Newmark for general corporate purposes.


The notes to be offered by Newmark have not been registered under the Securities Act or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration.


Nothing in this filing shall constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any notes.


Discussion of Forward-Looking Statements about BGC Partners and Newmark

Statements in this document regarding BGC and Newmark that are not historical facts are “forward-looking statements” that involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Except as required by law, BGC and Newmark undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements. For a discussion of additional risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see BGC’s and Newmark’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including, but not limited to, the risk factors set forth in these filings and any updates to such risk factors contained in subsequent Forms 10-K, Forms 10-Q or Forms 8-K.



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report on Form 8-K to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.













BGC Partners, Inc.





Date: October 25, 2018













Howard W. Lutnick







Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

















[Signature Page to Form 8-K, dated October 25, 2018, regarding the commencement of the offering of Newmark’s senior unsecured notes.]