ION Investment Group’s Acquisition of Controlling Stake in Dealogic

Schulte represented UBS AG, Stamford Branch, as administrative agent, and UBS Securities LLC, as sole lead arranger, in connection with a $420-million U.S. dollar-denominated term loan, a €200-million euro-denominated term loan and a $20-million revolving credit facility for affiliates of ION Investment Group in their acquisition of a controlling stake in Dealogic from affiliates of The Carlyle Group and certain other owners.

ION Investment Group (“ION”) and The Carlyle Group announced a recapitalization of Dealogic, a global provider of data and analytics for the capital markets, in which ION is acquiring a controlling stake in the company and Carlyle and management are retaining significant ownership. The transaction is subject to customary approvals and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Headquartered in New York and London with offices in Hong Kong, Budapest, Tokyo, Mumbai, Sydney, Beijing, Singapore, and São Paulo, Dealogic provides solutions to more than 800 clients globally including each of the world’s top 50 investment banks.

The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global alternative asset manager with $174 billion of assets under management across 306 investment vehicles as of September 30, 2017. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions. Carlyle invests across four segments – Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Market Strategies and Investment Solutions – in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America. Carlyle has expertise in various industries, including: aerospace, defense & government services, consumer & retail, energy & power, financial services, healthcare, industrial, infrastructure, real estate, technology & business services, telecommunications & media and transportation.

Dealogic offers integrated content, analytics, and technology via targeted products and services to financial firms worldwide. Whether working in capital markets, sales and trading, banking, or the buyside, firms rely on Dealogic’s platform to connect and more effectively identify opportunities, execute deals, and manage risk.

ION provides mission-critical trading and workflow automation software solutions to financial institutions, central banks, governments and corporations.

Schulte represented UBS AG, Stamford Branch, as administrative agent, and UBS Securities LLC with a team including Michael Michetti (Picture), Joel Simon, Joseph Fastiggi and Sean Murray.

Involved fees earner: Michael Michetti – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Joel Simon – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Joseph Fastiggi – Schulte Roth & Zabel; Sean Murray – Schulte Roth & Zabel;

Law Firms: Schulte Roth & Zabel;

Clients: UBS AG; UBS Securities LLC;


Author: Ambrogio Visconti