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Weil Advises Black Knight in its $1.8B Acquisition of Optimal Blue

Weil is advising 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 implies an Optimal Blue enterprise value of $1.8 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2020, subject to regulatory approval and the satisfaction of other customary closing conditions.

The Weil team advising Black Knight is led by Mergers & Acquisitions partner Michael Aiello and includes Mergers & Acquisitions partner Sachin Kohli and Mergers & Acquisitions associates Sarah FriesMichael Chenkin, Adena Kleiner and William Schoof (Not Yet Admitted in New York). The team also includes 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; Capital Markets counsel Peter Byrne; 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.