Jacobs’ Acquisition of BlackLynx

Fried Frank acted as counsel to Jacobs in the transaction, while Cooley represented as legal counsel to BlackLynx.

Jacobs completed its definitive agreement to acquire high-performance software provider, BlackLynx, Inc. BlackLynx’s software-enabled solutions and products in edge computing, hybrid-cloud infrastructure, and collection automation deepens Jacobs’ capabilities to deliver actionable, real-time insights in response to customers’ mission-critical requirements and national security priorities. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

With $14 billion in revenue and a talent force of approximately 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

Guggenheim Securities, LLC served as exclusive financial advisor to Jacobs. Raymond James served as exclusive financial advisor to BlackLynx.

The Fried Frank team was led by corporate partners Christopher Ewan (Picture) and Amber Banks (Meek), and included corporate partner Michael T. Gershberg, antitrust and competition partner Nathaniel L. Asker, executive compensation & ERISA partner Amy L. Blackman, litigation partners Michael J. Anstett and Joshua D. Roth, tax partner Michael J. Alter, litigation of counsel James J. McCullough, corporate special counsel Howard A. Fine, corporate real estate special counsel Melissa A. Meyrowitz, environmental special counsel Donna Mussio, litigation special counsel Michael A. Kleinman, corporate associates Jessica Pisani and Alexander G. Feldsott, antitrust and competition associate Nathaniel Bronstein, intellectual property and technology associate Justin P. Charles, corporate law clerk Michael Fiedler, executive compensation & ERISA law clerk Eden Lichaw, and tax law clerk Michael Stepan.

Involved fees earner: Michael Alter – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Michael Anstett – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Nathaniel Asker – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Amber Banks (Meek) – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Amy Blackman – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Nathaniel Bronstein – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Justin Charles – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Christopher Ewan – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Alexander Feldsott – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Howard A. Fine – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Michael Gershberg – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Michael Kleinman – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; James McCullough – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Melissa Meyrowitz – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Donna Mussio – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Jessica Pisani – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Joshua Roth – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson;

Law Firms: Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson;

Clients: Jacobs Engineering Inc.;