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TP ICAP PLC Acquisition of Louis Capital

31/07/2020 1:43pm

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TP ICAP PLC

31 July 2020

TP ICAP PLC

31 July 2020

TP ICAP plc announces the acquisition of Louis Capital Markets and MidCap Partners

Further to its announcement on 23 December 2019, TP ICAP plc ( " TP ICAP " ) announces that it has today completed the acquisition of Louis Capital Markets and MidCap Partners (collectively "Louis Capital"), a private brokerage group specialising in equities and fixed income, primarily based in Europe.

Louis Capital operates in London and Paris, with other offices in New York and Hong Kong. The group has 80 front-office employees and specialises in cash equities and equity derivatives, fixed income and small cap advisory services. Michael Benhamou and Patrice Cohen who founded and led Louis Capital will remain as senior management.

Louis Capital will become part of TP ICAP's Global Broking division which provides high value inter-dealer broking services to top-tier banks in long-term established relationships. The acquisition builds on the successful acquisition track record of TP ICAP and will complement and strengthen the Group's offering in Continental Europe.

Transaction details:

The initial consideration paid for the acquisition was $21 million in cash (which is subject to adjustment based on the level of regulatory capital, working capital and net cash in Louis Capital as at today's date) with deferred non-contingent consideration of $6 million payable over two years. There is a further $17 million of deferred contingent consideration that may be payable dependent upon the performance of the business over three to five years. Finally, there is potential additional consideration via a profit share dependent upon the performance of the business. These subsequent payments will be satisfied through cash payments. TP ICAP expects the acquisition to be earnings accretive from the first year of acquisition on an underlying basis and from the second year on a reported basis.

Nicolas Breteau, CEO of TP ICAP, said, "The acquisition of Louis Capital demonstrates our growing appetite to complement our existing offering with high quality brands. Louis Capital's breadth of equity, equity derivatives and fixed income products will strengthen TP ICAP's position in Continental Europe."

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TP ICAP:

Analysts and investors

Al Alevizakos

Alevizos.Alevizakos@tpicap.com

+44 (0) 203 933 3040

Media

William Baldwin-Charles

William.Baldwin-Charles@tpicap.com

+44 (0) 207 200 7124

About TP ICAP

TP ICAP brings together buyers and sellers in global financial, energy and commodities markets. It is the world's largest wholesale market intermediary, with a portfolio of businesses that provide broking services, data & analytics and market intelligence, trusted by clients around the world. We operate from offices in 26 countries, supporting award-winning brokers with market-leading technology.

www.tpicap.com

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