TP ICAP plc ("TP ICAP") today announces that it has acquired Louis Capital Markets and
MidCap Partners (collectively "Louis Capital"), a private brokerage group specialising in
equities and fixed income, primarily based in Europe.
From today, Louis Capital joins TP ICAP’s Global Broking division, which provides high value
inter-dealer broking services to top-tier banks. The purchase builds on the successful
acquisition track record of TP ICAP and reinforces its position in cash equities and equity
derivatives, fixed income and small cap advisory services.
The initial consideration for the acquisition is $21 million in cash payable with a deferred
non-contingent consideration of $6 million that will be paid 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.
Louis Capital’s 80 front-office employees operate primarily out of London and Paris, with
smaller offices in New York and Hong Kong. Michael Benhamou and Patrice Cohen who
founded and led Louis Capital will continue in senior management roles.
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."
Michael Benhamou and Patrice Cohen, co-CEOs of Louis Capital said: "Louis Capital is an
excellent cultural fit with TP ICAP Group. The deal also offers us real opportunities to benefit
from the significant strengths TP ICAP offers so that we can develop Louis Capital further,
meeting more needs of more clients over time.”
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.
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About TP ICAP
TP ICAP is a global firm of professional intermediaries that plays a pivotal role in the world’s
financial, energy and commodities markets.
Operating through our core businesses, Tullett Prebon, ICAP, PVM, Coex Partners, Tullett
Prebon Information, ICAP Information Services and PVM Data Services, we create strong
networks in person and through technology. We provide comprehensive analysis and insight
into market conditions and long-term trends. We combine data, knowledge and intelligence
into contextual insight and commercial guidance. By engaging with our clients, and
providing innovative products and services, we enable our clients to transact with
confidence, facilitating the flow of capital and commodities around the world, enhancing
investment and contributing to economic growth.
Our values of honesty, integrity, respect and excellence underpin everything we do.
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