July 30, 2021
Weil advised Blackstone in its acquisition of a majority stake in Certified Collectibles Group (CCG), a leading, global provider of expert, impartial and tech-enabled services that add value and liquidity to collectibles, in a transaction that valued CCG at more than $500 million. Additional investors in this transaction included Roc Nation; Michael Rubin, founder and executive chairman of Fanatics; SC.Holdings, a growth equity platform; Mastry, founded by Rudy Cline-Thomas; Andre Iguodala; Daryl Morey, President of Basketball Operations for the Philadelphia 76ers; and Main Street Advisors, a leading investment advisory firm to prominent athletes, recording artists, and other leaders across entertainment and business. The transaction closed on July 30, 2021.
The Weil team that advised Blackstone was led by Private Equity partners Christopher Machera and Jenna McBain and included Private Equity associates Larissa Lucas, Cruz Wiles and Nicole Chen. The team also included Tax partner Noah Beck; Executive Compensation & Benefits partner Amy Rubin; Technology & IP Transactions Head Michael Epstein; Technology & IP Transactions/Privacy counsel Olivia Greer; Technology & IP Transactions associates Meggin Bednarczyk and Amanda DeMasi; Regulatory Transactions counsel John O’Loughlin; Regulatory Transactions associate Ariel Fliman; Antitrust counsel Michael Naughton and Neil Rigby; Antitrust associate Marie-Marie de Fays; Complex Commercial Litigation Co-Head Edward Soto; Complex Commercial Litigation associates Cameron Bonk and Nicole Comparato; Corporate partner Charles Ching; and Corporate associates Carol Jia and Yujing Liu.