UWM Holdings Corporation Rings NYSE Opening Bell
Bell ringing marks UWM’s first day of trading on NYSE under the ticker “UWMC”
Pontiac, MI, January 22, 2021 – UWM Holdings Corporation (“UWM”), the parent of United Wholesale Mortgage, the #1 wholesale and purchase mortgage lender in the U.S., today rang the bell at the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) commemorating its first day of trading on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “UWMC” and the closing of its previously announced business combination with Gores Holdings IV, Inc. ("Gores Holdings IV"). Mat Ishbia, UWM president and CEO rang the bell alongside Jeff Ishbia, founder and board member, Melinda Wilner, chief operating officer, and Alex Elezaj, chief strategy officer.
The transaction, which resulted in UWM receiving approximately $895 million (net of expenses) which includes approximately $395 million of cash from Gores Holdings IV, as well as $500 million in proceeds from the private placement completed in connection with the Business Combination, which included top-tier institutional investors.
Mat Ishbia, UWM’s president and CEO, stated: “The energy at the New York Stock Exchange was electric today and marked the beginning of our journey as a public company. Today signifies the launch of us growing mortgage brokers and their businesses across America at the highest level while continuing to develop long term value for all our shareholders.”
Founded in 1986, UWM is the largest wholesale mortgage and purchase originator in the United States with more than 8,000 dedicated team members. UWM’s differentiated business model focuses exclusively on providing wholesale independent mortgage brokers with superior service and proprietary technology, enabling them to offer a best-in-class borrower experience.