ICE borrowed $ 6.5 billion to expand its mortgage industry footprint

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The Associated Press

New York Stock Exchange owner Intercontinental Exchange Inc. borrowed $ 6.5 billion Monday in the corporate bond market to help the US mortgage industry expand its footprint.
It is over $ 11 billion that ICE ICE,
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Clearinghouse and data provider, a global exchange, agreed to pay for cloud-based mortgage platform provider Ellie Mae in a cash and stock deal announced earlier this month.

The ICE did not comment for this article, but said Ellie Mae for its platform established it as “a leading provider of end-to-end electronic workflow solutions that grow the American residential mortgage industry,” Which helps in a statement earlier this month. ” Announces its deal to buy Ellie Mae.
The global financial crisis of 2007-’08 exposed major weaknesses in the mortgage underwriting and servicing industries, resulting in foreclosure fines for major US lenders, including the state’s attorney general, Kamala Harris, who served as Biden’s vice president. Withdraw $ 25 billion.

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While Ellie Ma herself does not make mortgage loans, it is one of several platforms to bring more than an estimated $ 11.2 trillion to the residential-mortgage finance market in the digital age.
Despite the epidemic and its economic shock, according to analysts at Goldman Sash, unprecedented efforts by the Federal Reserve to keep credit affordable and flowing during the crisis will help generate $ 3.1 million of US home loans this year.
There has rarely been a better time for US businesses to borrow in the US corporate bond market, which last month saw yields of less than 2% in the closely watched ICE BofA US Corporate Index for the first time in history.
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Pricing on the five-part ICE bond deal reflects a continued hunt for yields among investors since March, when the Fed held emergency lending and its fleet of bond-buying programs to dry off credit.
Specifically, for the longest time, the 40-year parcel of ICE bonds, according to a person with direct knowledge of the deal, cleaned up the market with a spread of 160 basis points above the risk-free benchmark for a 3.04% yield.
The price level was initially circulated by bankers in the region of 180 basis points, rolling out interest in the loan offering, which was rated A3 by S&P Global by Moody’s Investors Service and A3B.
Most US corporate bonds have a “spread” above the US Treasuries TMUBMUSD10Y,
With a spread, how much an investor is paid for own bonds above a bondmark.
The major bond index is credited with returning to its all-time high almost 100 days after equity was sent into one of the fastest downward spiral in memory since the onset of coronovirus in the US. Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA,
In February, Monday’s session lost nearly 5.8%.
ICE said it planned to raise debt on Monday as well as raise $ 9.25 billion in cash, along with the sale of new shares of ICE Common Stock to buy Ellie Mae in publicly filed deal documents The medium has invested $ 1.75 billion in equity.
Although mergers and acquisitions took “nissive” in the first quarter, a team of analysts led by Ken Johnson at the Wells Fargo Investment Institute said they felt ready for a pick, especially in “Automation and Data Analytics” Can be done, in part. Because US public companies reported more than $ 2.5 trillion in cash on hand during the second quarter.
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Can also present lucrative M&A opportunities as they sell out and sell
Business in an effort to repair balance sheets and improve liquidity, ”Johnson’s team wrote in a note on Monday.


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