Gartner, Inc. Secures $4 Billion Financing for CEB Inc. Acquisition

January 5, 2017

Gartner, Inc. entered into a merger agreement to acquire CEB Inc. S&C advised Gartner in securing commitments for more than $4 billion of debt financing for the acquisition and to backstop amendments to existing credit facilities. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2017.

Gartner is a leading information technology research and advisory company that delivers technology-related insight to clients, which include CIOs and senior information technology executives, leaders in corporations and government agencies and others. Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, and operates in more than 90 countries. CEB is a best practice insight and technology company that strives to develop innovative solutions to drive corporate performance.
 
The S&C team representing Gartner in the acquisition financing was led by Neal McKnight, along with John Anselmi, Alina Iarve and Megan Colville.