TP ICAP intends to buy European brokerage group Louis Capital Markets and MidCap Partners for $21 million in cash. It will also pay deferred sums based on non-contingent and contingent considerations. The interdealer broker expects to complete the deal in the first quarter of 2020, strengthening its equity, equity derivatives and fixed income product line-up and its position in Continental Europe. Louis Capital operates in London and Paris, with other offices in New York, Hong Kong and Tel Aviv.
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