September 15, 2020
Weil advised Black Knight, Inc., a leading provider of integrated software, data and analytics solutions to the mortgage and consumer loan, real estate and capital markets verticals, in its acquisition of Optimal Blue LLC, a leading provider of secondary market solutions and actionable data services, from GTCR, LLC, in a transaction that implied an Optimal Blue enterprise value of $1.8 billion. The transaction closed on September 15, 2020.
The Weil team that advised Black Knight was led by Mergers & Acquisitions partner Michael Aiello and included Mergers & Acquisitions partner Sachin Kohli and Mergers & Acquisitions associates Sarah Fries, Michael Chenkin, Adena Kleiner and William Schoof (Not Yet Admitted in New York). The team also included Tax Head Joe Pari; Executive Compensation & Benefits Head Paul Wessel; Executive Compensation & Benefits partner Jennifer Britz; Banking & Finance partner Allison Liff; Capital Markets partner Frank Adams; Technology & IP Transactions partner Karen Ballack; Real Estate partner David Herman; Antitrust partner John Scribner; Employment Litigation partner Nicholas Pappas; Tax counsel Eric Remijan; Antitrust counsel Vadim Brusser; White Collar Defense, Regulatory and Investigations counsel Adam Safwat; Tax associate Charlie Roarty; Executive Compensation & Benefits associates Akansha Mishra and Manleen Singh (Admitted in Illinois Only); Banking & Finance associate Rebecca Williams; Capital Markets associate Ryan Walker; Technology & IP Transactions associates Olivia Greer, Dennis Adams and Jillian Richardson; Real Estate associate Elizabeth Jaikaran; Regulatory Transactions associate Ariel Fliman; Antitrust associate Vivian Wang; and Employment Litigation associate Thomas McCarthy.