ICE Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Financial ServicesCompany

ICE has acquired 27 companies, including 12 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 5 assets.

ICE’s largest acquisition to date was in 2020, when it acquired Ellie Mae for $11.0B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2017, when it sold Trayport to Tmx Group for $620M. ICE has acquired in 7 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include financial services (39%) and information technology (20%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity31
    • M&A Buy Activity26
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • M&A Advisors 12

ICE

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.

5660 New Northside Drive,
Atlanta, Georgia 30328
United States,
(770) 857-4700
www.intercontinentalexchange.com

ICE is a network of regulated exchanges and clearing houses. ICE’s futures exchanges and clearing houses serve global commodity and financial markets, providing risk management and capital efficiency. ICE was formed in 2000 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.8/yr) # 17 4 2 1 2 - 26
vol $3.4B $400M $335M $11.0B $15.1B
Sell (0.8/yr) # 1 3 - - - 1 5
vol $620M $620M
  31

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Coinbase, Inc. 2021-04-14 - IPO
San Francisco, California · www.coinbase.com
Ellie Mae, Inc. 2020-08-06 11.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
Pleasanton, California · www.elliemae.com
Bridge2 Solutions Inc. 2020-02-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Atlanta, Georgia · www.bridge2solutions.com
Simplifile LC 2019-05-01 335M USD Add-on Acquisition
Provo, Utah · www.simplifile.com
Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc. 2018-04-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois · www.chx.com
Creditex Securities Corp. 2018-01-02 400M USD Divestiture
New York, New York · www.kcgbondpoint.com
Trayport Ltd. 2017-10-27 620M EUR Divestiture
London, United Kingdom · www.trayport.com
Shorcan Energy Brokers, Inc. 2017-10-27 - Divestiture
Calgary, Alberta · www.shorcan.com
Natural Gas Exchange, Inc. 2017-10-27 - Divestiture
Calgary, Alberta · www.ngx.com
Virtu BondPoint 2017-10-24 - Divestiture
New York, New York
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Financial Services 10 (38%) 2.8B (18%) 1 (20%) -
Internet Software and Services 4 (15%) - 2 (40%) -
Information Technology 5 (19%) 335M (2%) - -
Software 3 (12%) 11.7B (77%) 1 (20%) 620M (100%)
Information Services 2 (8%) 350M (2%) 1 (20%) -
Business Services 2 (8%) - - -
Total 26 $15.1B 5 $620M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 17 13.7B 3 -
  New York 9 2.4B 1 -
  California 3 11.0B 1 -
  Georgia 1 - 1 -
  Virginia 1 - - -
  Utah 1 335M - -
  Texas 1 - - -
  Illinois 1 - - -
Canada 4 - - -
  Manitoba 2 - - -
  Alberta 2 - - -
United Kingdom 3 1.3B 1 620M
Luxembourg 1 - - -
Netherlands - - 1 -
Singapore 1 150M - -
Domestic 17 (65%) 13.7B (91%) 3 (60%) -
Cross-border 9 (35%) 1.4B (9%) 2 (40%) 620M (100%)
Total 26 $15.1B 5 $620M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
5
Citigroup Investment Banking
4
Morgan Stanley
1
Legal Deals
Shearman & Sterling LLP
5
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
2
Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $12.0B
$100M to $1B 7 $3.1B
TOTAL $15.1B
Largest Ellie Mae, Inc.
$11.0B (2020-08-06)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $620M
TOTAL $620M
Largest Trayport Ltd.
$620M (2017-10-27)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
12%
3 (12%)
Strategic(s)
31%
8 (31%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
20%
1 (20%)
Strategic(s)
40%
2 (40%)

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