PE-backed LoanDepot files for IPO

California-based consumer lender LoanDepot Inc has filed for an IPO. The number of shares that will be sold as well as the stock’s pricing terms have yet to be set. Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo Securities, Barclays and UBS Investment Bank will serve as the lead underwriters. LoanDepot is backed by Parthenon Capital Partners.

PRESS RELEASE

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — loanDepot, Inc. today announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) relating to a proposed initial public offering of its Class A common stock. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined. In connection with this offering, loanDepot, Inc. will become the parent company of loanDepot.com, LLC.

Morgan Stanley, Goldman, Sachs & Co., Wells Fargo Securities, Barclays and UBS Investment Bank are acting as joint book-running managers for the proposed offering. BMO Capital Markets is acting as co-manager for the proposed offering.

The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. When available, a copy of the preliminary prospectus related to the offering may be obtained from: Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10014; Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282, via telephone: 1-866-471-2526, or via facsimile at 212-902-9316, or via email: prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com; Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate Department, 375 Park Avenue, New York, New York, 10152, at (800) 326-5897 or email a request to cmclientsupport@wellsfargo.com; Barclays Capital Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, by telephone at (888) 603-5847, or by emailing: Barclaysprospectus@broadridge.com; or UBS Securities LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 1285 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019, via telephone (877) 827-6444, ext. 561 3884.

A registration statement on Form S-1 relating to these securities has been filed with the Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy these securities be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.