NEW YORK, April 4, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- INTL FCStone Inc. (Nasdaq:INTL) today announced that INTL Provident Group USA, the investment banking division of its wholly owned subsidiary INTL Trading, Inc. advised Grupo Thá, a Brazilian real estate development and holding company, in its sale of a significant equity interest in the company to Equity International in Chicago, IL.

Claudio Tolentino, Member of the Board of Directors of Grupo Thá, said, "INTL Provident Group USA's background and practical knowledge provided us with the confidence to pursue this transaction. Their collaboration in this project was indispensable."

Pavlos Mavrides, Managing Director of INTL Provident Group USA, added, "Equity International has the experience and track record in the Brazilian real estate sector to capitalize on Grupo Thá's brand name and management expertise to create value in Brazil's burgeoning economy." Steven Carlson, CEO of INTL Provident Group USA, noted, "We are pleased to have been able to support Grupo Thá in getting this transaction completed successfully. We expect great things from this partnership."

About INTL Provident Group USA

INTL Provident Group USA services middle market firms worldwide, with a sector focus in natural resources, agriculture, financial institutions, power generation and real estate. Their team of professionals offers a range of services including capital raising, mergers and acquisitions advisory, trade finance and bank loan syndication as well as restructuring and corporate advisory. INTL Provident Group USA is a DBA for INTL Trading, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC.

About INTL FCStone Inc.

INTL FCStone Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides execution and advisory services in commodities, currencies and international securities. INTL FCStone's businesses, which include the commodities advisory and transaction execution firm FCStone Group, serve more than 10,000 commercial customers in more than 100 countries through a network of offices in eleven countries around the world. Further information on INTL FCStone Inc. is available at

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