Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised an investment consortium led by CC Capital, Cannae Holdings and Thomas H. Lee Partners on its agreement to acquire Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB), the global leader in commercial data, analytics and insights for businesses, in a transaction valued at $6.9 billion. The transaction is expected to close within six months, subject to Dun & Bradstreet shareholder approval, regulatory clearances and other customary closing conditions. Upon the completion of the transaction, Dun & Bradstreet will become a privately held company and shares of Dun & Bradstreet common stock will no longer be listed on any public market. The full press release is available here.
The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Lauren Colasacco, Daniel Wolf and Peter Martelli and included corporate associates Keri Schick Norton, Alyssa McAnney and Gilad Zohari; debt finance partners Melissa Hutson and Suhan Shim; capital markets partner Michael Kim; and investment funds partner John Kelley.