Weil Advises Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in Consortium’s $27B sale of Refinitiv

Weil is advising Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) in a consortium that also includes Blackstone and GIC, in, together with Thomson Reuters Corporation, the $27 billion sale of Refinitiv (f/k/a Thomson Reuters’ Financial & Risk business) to London Stock Exchange Group plc. Refinitiv is one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure, providing leading data and insights, trading platforms, and open data and technology platforms that connect communities of trading, investment, financial and corporate professionals. The transaction is expected to be completed during the second half of 2020, subject to customary closing conditions.

The Weil Team advising CPPIB is led by global Co-Head of Private Equity Douglas Warner and includes Private Equity associates Josh Whitford, Miae Woo and Thomas Forman (Not Yet Admitted in New York). The team also includes Tax partner Mark Schwed, Tax associate Lora Shub and Antirust counsel Vadim Brusser.

The U.K. team is led by Corporate partner Michael Francies and includes Corporate senior consultant Ian Hamilton and Corporate associate Marc Schubert.