Black Pearl buys into Hantec Markets

Black Pearl Capital Partners has invested in the UK-based Hantec Markets, a forex and bullion broker, in order to get access to the European retail forex market. Hantec Markets is part of the Hantec Group, which has a presence in China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. The details of the deal were not revealed.


Black Pearl Capital Partners (“BPCP”) today announced that it has invested in Hantec Markets in an effort to help expand its presence in the European retail Forex (FX) market, one of the largest and most liquid financial markets in the world. As a member of the Hantec Group, the UK-based Hantec Markets is part of a dynamic expansion from China to Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and now to Europe.

“The FX market produces a higher leverage than the standard stock loan agreement which has always made it attractive for banks and larger financial institutions. Today through new currency trading technology services from Hantec Markets, any trader can tap into this market,” said Reza Irani-Kermani, CEO of Black Pearl Capital. “We believe that there are huge opportunities in this online market and therefore we are helping Hantec Markets establish itself as a dominant force in the European online Forex space.”

The global Forex market is larger than the stock and futures markets combined, with an estimated USD 4 trillion traded each day. It operates 24 hours 5.5 days per week offering traders huge opportunities to benefit from fluctuations in the currency markets.

“BPCP bring a valuable investment into Hantec Markets as they come with a wealth of experience due to their diverse board and international investment strategy. These credentials will assist Hantec Markets in achieving its expansion targets along with continued grown and profitability,” said Bashir Nurmohamed, CEO of Hantec Markets.

Authorised and regulated by the FSA, Hantec Markets can provide its services in any European Economic Area country according to the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID).

About Black Pearl Capital Partners

Black Pearl Capital Partners is a private equity fund with a committed capital of USD 50m set up and managed by Black Pearl Capital (“BPC”). BPC is an asset management and advisory firm registered in the Cayman Islands, with offices in Europe and the Middle-East where its dedicated team of professionals provide its clients with specialized wealth and investment management services, as well as deal specific transaction advice. For more information, visit