May 16, 2019 | Announcements

GCA Advises Real Capital Markets on Its Sale to LightBox

GCA is pleased to announce that our client, Real Capital Markets (“RCM”), a global marketplace for commercial real estate (“CRE”), was acquired by LightBox, a portfolio company of Silver Lake and Battery Ventures. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Based in Carlsbad, California, RCM is the global marketplace for buying and selling CRE. RCM increases the speed, exposure and security of CRE sales through its streamlined online platform. Solutions include integrated property marketing, transaction management and business intelligence tools to unify broker-level and firm-level data and work flows. RCM has executed over 65,000 assignments with total consideration in excess of $2.3 trillion. Approximately 50% of all US commercial assets sold, over $10 million, are brought to market using RCM’s online marketplace annually.

Established in 2018 through acquisitions and organic investment, LightBox is a leading provider of due diligence, risk management, location intelligence, marketing and workflow solutions that enable decision making for 50,000 CRE brokers, 1,100 banks and lenders, 2,000 appraisal firms and 5,000 environmental consulting and engineering firms, with more than $470 million in services awarded and almost 28 years serving the CRE lending industry. By combining proven brands with new core business capabilities, LightBox creates new solutions to facilitate transparency, efficiency and insight for real estate. LightBox’s brands now include Real Capital Markets, EDR, RIMS, Collateral 360 and Digital Map Products.

GCA acted as exclusive financial advisor to RCM in connection with this transaction.

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