Latham & Watkins Advises Ares Management Corporation in Acquisition of Black Creek Group

A multidisciplinary team represented the global alternative investment manager in the agreement.

May 24, 2021

Ares Management Corporation (Ares) announced that a subsidiary of Ares has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of Black Creek Group’s US real estate investment advisory and distribution business (Black Creek), a leading real estate investment management firm.

Latham & Watkins LLP represented Ares in the agreement with a corporate team led by Los Angeles partner Julian Kleindorfer, New York partners Jim Gorton, David Kurzweil, and Alex Kelly with associates Owen Alexander, Dianna Lee, Jack Welch, Eric Czubiak, and Tim Wilt. Advice was also provided on real estate matters by New York partners Michelle Kelban and Dara Denberg and New York counsel Shira Bressler with associates Sam Steinman and Denver Dunn; on funds matters by New York partner Andrea Schwartzman with associates Jean Rhodes, Hane Kim, Jaye Han, and Rob Burke; on benefits matters by Los Angeles partner Michelle Carpenter and New York partner Jennifer Pepin with associates Megan Alessi and Vanessa King; on regulatory matters by New York partner Stephen Wink and Chicago partner Nabil Sabki with associates Naim Culhaci, Jina Yun, and Jackie Rugart; on intellectual property matters by Washington, D.C. partner Jeremy Wolsk with associate Morgan Brubaker; on tax matters by Los Angeles partner Pardis Zomorodi with associate Abigail Friedman; and on data privacy matters by Bay Area counsel Robert Blamires with associate Kiara Vaughn.

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