NEW YORK, March 23, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- INTL FCStone Inc. (Nasdaq:INTL) today announced the appointment of six senior industry executives to enhance the corporate finance capabilities of its corporate finance division, INTL Provident Group.

"We are delighted to have this distinguished group of financial professionals join us," INTL Provident Group CEO Steven J. Carlson commented. "This group of senior executives brings a broad spectrum of transactional experience to the firm's corporate finance practice and will enhance the firm's ability to meet the needs of INTL FCStone's global customer base."

Sean O'Connor, CEO of INTL FCStone Inc., added, "INTL Provident Group's team of experts offers our customers a unique range of qualifications, knowledge, background and skill to meet their corporate finance requirements."

S. Quintus von Bonin was named a Managing Director and will lead the firm's global metals, mining, commodity and cyclical-industry practices. With more than 25 years of experience, von Bonin has raised more than $7 billion in equity and debt capital for his clients and advised on mergers and acquisitions and restructuring assignments worldwide. Von Bonin was Managing Partner of BF Capital Partners, advising primarily privately held middle-market corporate clients in metals, mining and other cyclical industries on capital raising, M&A, restructuring and other strategic transactions. Until 1998, von Bonin was with Citigroup and Salomon Brothers for twelve years where, for the last six years, he co-led the firm's global steel industry practice, advising corporate clients on capital raising and M&A transactions along the entire ferrous industry value chain.

Emilio Cattaneo will preside over the firm's corporate advisory business in the European region as Head of Corporate Finance. Cattaneo brings more than 25 years of corporate finance and capital raising experience in the emerging markets, with a particular focus on the middle market.

Cattaneo was a founding partner of CFS Partners Limited, a corporate advisory boutique specializing in cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions transactions in the Latin American markets. Before CFS Partners, he was a Director at HSBC with responsibility for managing the bank's corporate finance business in Latin America and Spain. He has also worked at Midland Bank Plc. and Samuel Montagu & Co. Ltd, where he was actively involved in the early development of the Latin American capital markets, launching a number of innovative funds as well as bond transactions for leading regional issuers.

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