Press Release

Kirkland Advises Thoma Bravo on Sale of Ellie Mae to Intercontinental Exchange

Kirkland & Ellis advised Thoma Bravo, a leading private equity investment firm, on the sale of its portfolio company Ellie Mae®, the leading cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry, to Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of global exchanges and clearing houses and provider of mortgage technology, data and listing services. The transaction is valued at an enterprise value of $11 billion, and is expected to close in the third quarter or early fourth quarter of 2020, following the receipt of regulatory approvals and the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

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The Kirkland team was led by transactional partners Peter Stach and Amelia Runyan Davis and associates Christopher Grady and Jake Flood; tax partners Kevin Coenen and Adam Kool; debt financing partner Brian Ford; technology & IP transactions partners Seth Traxler and Matthew Colman; employee benefits partner Matthew Antinossi; executive compensation partners Michael Falk and Ian Sherwin; employment & labor partner Michael Schulman; environmental transactions partner Sara Webber; real estate partner John Caruso; government contracts partner Robert Ryland; international trade partner Anthony Rapa; and antitrust & competition partners James Mutchnik, Chuck Boyars and Sally Evans. Transactional partners Gerald Nowak, Ted Peto and Bradley Reed also assisted on the transaction.