Black Knight to Acquire Optimal Blue in $1.8B Deal to Boost Origination Offerings

HousingWire, July 27, 2020–Mary Ann Azevedo
Black Knight said it plans to combine its Compass Analytics business with Optimal Blue to form a new entity with minority co-investors Cannae Holdings Inc. and Thomas H. Lee Partners LP. Black Knight will own about 60% of the newly-formed entity. It is funding the acquisition with cash on hand, debt financing and equity contributions from Cannae and THL.