Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  May 28, 2018  


Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)


Delaware 001-36198 46-2286804
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

(Commission File No.)

(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)


5660 New Northside Drive, Third Floor, Atlanta, Georgia 30328

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (770) 857-4700


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Item 8.01.Other Events.


On May 29, 2018, Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (“ICE”) issued a press release announcing that it had entered into a Limited Liability Company Interest Purchase Agreement (the “TMC Purchase Agreement”) with TheDebtCenter, L.L.C. (“Holdco”) and its current members (the “Sellers”) pursuant to which ICE has agreed to acquire TMC Bonds LLC (“TMC”) through the purchase of all of the issued and outstanding limited liability company membership interests in Holdco, the direct parent company of TMC.


The purchase price payable by ICE for TMC at the closing of the transaction is $685,000,000 in cash subject to a customary adjustment for working capital of TMC. The consummation of the transaction is subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions and receipt of certain regulatory clearances, including from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. and the expiration or termination of the applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended. The TMC Purchase Agreement contains customary representations, warranties, covenants and closing conditions.


The TMC Purchase Agreement provides each of ICE and the Sellers with certain termination rights, including if the transaction has not been consummated prior to the “outside date”, which is extendable by ICE in certain circumstances to the date that is 14 months after the execution of the TMC Purchase Agreement. ICE is obligated to pay the Sellers a termination fee if the TMC Purchase Agreement is terminated in certain circumstances where antitrust approval has not yet been obtained. Depending on the timing and circumstances of the termination, the termination fee may range in amount from $27,400,000 to $102,750,000.


The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2018, subject to obtaining the required regulatory approvals.


A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits


(d)       Exhibits


99.1       Press Release dated May 29, 2018.




Forward-Looking Statements – Certain statements in this Current Report on Form 8-K may contain forward-looking information regarding ICE’s business that are intended to be covered by the safe harbor for forward-looking statements provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and actual results may differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statement. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, see ICE’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including, but not limited to, the risk factors in ICE’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 7, 2018.







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


  /s/ Andrew J. Surdykowski  
  Andrew J. Surdykowski  
  Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel  


Date: May 30, 2018