Black Knight - M&A Summary, Ownership, and Business Overview

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Black Knight M&A Summary

Black Knight has acquired 11 companies of its own, including 7 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 3 assets.

Black Knight’s largest acquisition to date was in 2020, when it acquired Optimal Blue for $1.8B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2022, when it sold TitlePoint to Fidelity National Financial for $225M. Black Knight has acquired in 10 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include information technology (37%) and business services (19%).

Black Knight Ownership

Who owns Black Knight?

Black Knight is owned by Intercontinental Exchange. It was acquired on May 4, 2022.

Was Black Knight formerly PE-backed?

Yes. Black Knight was formerly owned by 1 private investor.

Black Knight Business Overview

Where is Black Knight headquartered?

Black Knight is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.

What is Black Knight’s revenue?

Black Knight disclosed revenue of 1,475M USD for 2021 and 1,239M USD for 2020.

How many employees does Black Knight have?

Black Knight has 6,500 employees.

What sector is Black Knight in?

Black Knight is an information technology company.

When was Black Knight founded?

Black Knight was founded in 2013.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity14
    • M&A Buy Activity11
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8

Black Knight

Black Knight, Inc.

601 Riverside Avenue,
Jacksonville, Florida 32204
United States,
(904) 854-5100
www.blackknightinc.com

Black Knight is a provider of integrated technology, services and data solutions that facilitate and automate many of the business processes across the entire loan lifecycle. Black Knight was founded in 2013 and is based in Jacksonville, Florida.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 5 3 3 - - - 11
vol $115M $1.8B $250M $2.2B
Sell (0.6/yr) # - - - 1 2 - 3
vol $225M $225M
  14

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Optimal Blue LLC 2023-09-15 - Divestiture
Plano, Texas · www2.optimalblue.com
Black Knight - Empower LOS Business 2023-03-07 - Divestiture
Jacksonville, Florida
TitlePoint 2022-11-18 225M USD Divestiture
Jacksonville, Florida · www.titlepoint.com
Top of Mind Networks LLC 2021-05-28 250M USD Add-on Acquisition
Atlanta, Georgia · www.topofmind.com
eMBS, Inc. 2021-05-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Tampa, Florida · www.embs.com
Black Knight Mortgage Solution Ecosystem 2021-03-17 - Divestiture
Chesterfield, Missouri
DocVerify, Inc. 2020-08-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Irvine, California · www.docverify.com
Optimal Blue LLC 2020-07-27 1.8B USD Add-on Acquisition
Plano, Texas · www2.optimalblue.com
Collateral Analytics 2020-03-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Honolulu, Hawaii · www.collateralanalytics.com
Compass Analytics LLC 2019-09-12 - Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.compass-analytics.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Information Technology 4 (36%) - 2 (67%) 225M (100%)
Business Services 2 (18%) 1.8B (83%) 1 (33%) -
Internet Software and Services 2 (18%) 115M (5%) - -
Software 2 (18%) 250M (12%) - -
Information Services 1 (9%) - - -
Total 11 $2.2B 3 $225M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 11 2.2B 3 225M
  Florida 1 - 2 225M
  California 2 - - -
  Texas 1 1.8B 1 -
  Pennsylvania 1 - - -
  Ohio 1 115M - -
  New York 1 - - -
  Missouri 1 - - -
  Hawaii 1 - - -
  Georgia 1 250M - -
  Colorado 1 - - -
Total 11 $2.2B 3 $225M

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.8B
$100M to $1B 2 $365M
TOTAL $2.2B
Largest Optimal Blue LLC
$1.8B (2020-07-27)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $225M
TOTAL $225M
Largest TitlePoint
$225M (2022-11-18)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
27%
3 (27%)
Strategic(s)
18%
2 (18%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
3 (100%)

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