Weil Advises Blackstone, Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking and Ipreo in the $1.855B Sale of Ipreo to IHS Markit

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Weil is advising Blackstone, the Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and Ipreo in the pending $1.855 billion sale of Ipreo to IHS Markit. Ipreo is a leading global provider of financial services technology, data and analytics, supporting all participants in the capital-raising process, including banks, public and private companies, institutional and individual investors, as well as research, asset management and wealth management firms. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2018, subject to customary closing conditions.

The Weil team advising Blackstone, the Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and Ipreo is led by Private Equity partner Christopher Machera and includes Private Equity associates Benjamin Adelson, Clayton Collett and Larissa Lucas (Not Yet Admitted in New York); Banking & Finance partner Andrew Colao; Capital Markets partner Michael Hickey; Technology & IP Transactions partner Jeffrey Osterman; Tax partner Mark Schwed; Executive Compensation & Benefits partners Michael Nissan and Amy Rubin; Antitrust counsel Michael Naughton; Litigation counsel Adam Safwat; Banking & Finance associate Ben Lazar; Capital Markets associate Jeffrey Cohan; Technology & IP Transactions associate Meggin Bednarczyk (Not Yet Admitted in New York); Tax associates Liam Murphy and Lora Shub (Not Yet Admitted in New York); Executive Compensation & Benefits associates Amanda Rosenblum, John Kleinjan and Tamara Roth (Not Yet Admitted in New York); Antitrust associate Scott Hazelgrove; and Regulatory associate Marc Schubert.