Weil Advises The Blackstone Group in its Acquisition of a Majority Stake in Certified Collectibles Group

Weil is advising The Blackstone Group 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 include 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 Weil team advising The Blackstone Group is led by Private Equity partners Christopher Machera and Jenna McBain and includes Private Equity associates Larissa LucasCruz WilesNicole Chen and Spencer Shweky (Not Yet Admitted in New York). The team also includes Tax partner Noah Beck; Tax counsel Gary Silber; Tax associate Ted Little (Not Yet Admitted in New York); Executive Compensation & Benefits partner Amy Rubin; Executive Compensation & Benefits associate Allison McQueeney; Technology & IP Transactions Head Michael Epstein; Technology & IP Transactions/Privacy counsel Olivia Greer and Alexa Chu Clinton; Technology & IP Transactions associates Meggin Bednarczyk and Amanda DeMasi (Not Yet Admitted in New York); 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; Employment Litigation partner Nicholas Pappas; Employment Litigation associate Thomas McCarthy; Corporate partner Charles Ching; and Corporate associates Carol Jia and Yujing Liu.