We are advising MSCI on the acquisition

Davis Polk is advising MSCI Inc.in connection with its $950 million acquisition of Real Capital Analytics. The transaction is expected to close at the end of the third quarter, or early in the fourth quarter, of 2021, subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions.

MSCI is a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community. With over 50 years of expertise in research, data and technology, MSCI powers better investment decisions by enabling clients to understand and analyze key drivers of risk and return and confidently build more effective portfolios. Founded in 2000, Real Capital Analytics is a private company and the go-to data and analytics provider of the properties, transactions and participants that drive the commercial real estate capital markets globally.

The Davis Polk corporate team includes partner William J. Chudd and associates Albert Zhu and Allison N. First. Partner Michael Mollerus and associate Danielle Rapaccioli are providing tax advice. Partner Travis Triano and associate Tessa Patti are providing executive compensation advice. Partner Pritesh P. Shah and associate Christopher C. Woller are providing intellectual property advice. Partner Arthur J. Burke is providing antitrust and competition advice. Members of the Davis Polk team are based in the New York, London and Washington DC offices.