PRESS RELEASE

The Carlyle Group to Acquire Dealogic, Provider of Software and Data Platforms to Investment Banking Industry

Wed, 05 November 2014
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The Carlyle Group to Acquire Dealogic, Provider of Software and Data Platforms to Investment Banking Industry

Dealogic Management and Founders Will Partner in Transaction with Carlyle and Coinvestors Randall Winn and Euromoney 

New York, NY – Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) and coinvestors have agreed to acquire Dealogic, a global provider of data and analytics, market intelligence and capital markets software solutions for financial institutions, and two related joint ventures, for an aggregate consideration of approximately $700 million from company management and founders, who will re-invest equity into the transaction. Carlyle is partnering with strategic coinvestors Randall Winn, co-founder and former CEO of Capital IQ, and Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC. The acquisition is subject to customary regulatory approvals and is expected to close by the end of 2014.

Carlyle’s equity for the transaction will come from Carlyle Partners VI, a $13 billion U.S. Buyout fund.

Cam Dyer, Managing Director of The Carlyle Group, said, “Dealogic is a globally recognized and trusted brand and its software and data platform is the de facto standard for the investment banking industry. Through its 30-year history, Dealogic has invested heavily in developing its technology to create solutions that drive productivity and profitability for its customers and has become an increasingly important part of its customers’ critical work flows. We believe that Dealogic, with its talented management and employee base, will build on that success by introducing newly developed SaaS solutions and growing via acquisition to expand its relationships with customers.”

Tom Fleming, CEO of Dealogic, said, “Dealogic is a growth company and we have been investing heavily in our technology and information to create new, innovative products and enhanced services.  We are excited to partner with Carlyle and will benefit enormously from their significant experience in the financial services technology sector and deep relationships across the financial community. Given our strong, long-standing relationships with our customers and excellent staff, Dealogic fits perfectly with the Carlyle model of investing in strong businesses and helping them considerably accelerate their growth and development.”

Randall Winn, FiveW Capital managing member and co-founder and former CEO of Capital IQ, said, “Partnering with Carlyle and Dealogic is a great opportunity.  Dealogic’s existing solutions are best-in-class for certain critical banker workflows and the company has developed exciting new products which are very compelling and broadens their addressable market.”

Headquartered in New York and London with offices in Hong Kong, Budapest, Tokyo, Mumbai, Sydney, Beijing, and São Paulo, Dealogic provides its solutions to more than 500 clients globally including each of the world’s top 50 investment banks.

Since inception, Carlyle has invested $18.9 billion of equity in technology, media, telecommunications and business services transactions around the globe. Current and former investments include: SS&C Technologies, OpenLink Financial, Syniverse Technologies, Nielsen Holdings, and CommScope.

Barclays Capital Inc. and J.P. Morgan Limited are acting as financial advisors to The Carlyle Group, which has secured committed debt financing from JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Barclays Capital Inc., and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. Latham & Watkins (London) LLP is acting as legal advisor to The Carlyle Group. Investec is acting as financial advisor to Dealogic. Linklaters LLP is acting as legal advisor to Dealogic. Gleacher Shacklock is acting as financial advisor to Euromoney. Herbert Smith Freehills LLP is acting as legal advisor to Euromoney.

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About Dealogic

Dealogic provides a platform of technology, content and support used by Investment Banks worldwide to manage and align their core operating units to optimize performance and improve competitiveness. Implemented across strategy, capital markets, sales, coverage banking and compliance, firms rely on Dealogic to interconnect their professionals to more effectively identify opportunities, cover the right clients, evaluate investor appetite, execute deals reliably and to ultimately win more business. More than 30 years' experience and a deep knowledge of the capital markets has put Dealogic in a unique position to foster numerous long standing relationships and to work in close partnership with investment banks globally. For more information, visit www.dealogic.com.

About The Carlyle Group

The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global alternative asset manager with $203 billion of assets under management across 129 funds and 141 fund of funds vehicles as of September 30, 2014. 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 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, financial services, healthcare, industrial, real estate, technology & business services, telecommunications & media and transportation. The Carlyle Group employs 1,700 people in 40 offices across six continents.

 

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Contact: 

Tammy Li
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Further Information

This announcement is not intended to and does not constitute or form part of any offer to sell or subscribe for or any invitation to purchase or subscribe for any securities or the solicitation of any vote or approval in any jurisdiction pursuant to the transactions described above or otherwise.  The acquisition of Dealogic and the joint ventures will be made solely pursuant to the terms of the offer documentation published to relevant shareholders, which will contain the full terms and conditions of the transactions.  Any decision in respect of, or other response to, the transaction should be made only on the basis of the information contained in such documentation.

The directors of Diamond Bidco Limited, and those other Carlyle Responsible Persons identified in the circular to Dealogic shareholders published 5 November 2014, accept responsibility for the information contained in this announcement and, to the best of their knowledge and belief (having taken all reasonable care to ensure that such is the case), the information contained in this announcement  is in accordance with the facts and it does not omit anything likely to affect the import of such information.