Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of

The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 22, 2019




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


DELAWARE   001-33099   32-0174431

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



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55 East 52nd Street, New York, New York   10055
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Item 8.01.

Other Events

On March 22, 2019, BlackRock, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its binding offer and entry into an exclusive agreement (the “Exclusive Agreement”) to acquire 100% of the equity interests in eFront, the world’s leading end-to-end alternative investment management software and solutions provider, for approximately $1.3 billion in cash. The acquisition is subject to completion of the notification and consultation process with eFront’s employee-works council and the entry by the Company and eFront’s shareholders into a definitive securities sale agreement contemplated by the Exclusive Agreement, including the satisfaction of the conditions set forth therein.

Separate from the eFront acquisition, on March 22, 2019, the Company announced that it agreed to repurchase approximately 3.1 million shares of the Company’s common stock in a private transaction under its existing repurchase program at a per share price of $412.84.

A copy of the Company’s press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01.

Financial Statement and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits



Press release dated March 22, 2019 issued by the Company



99.1    Press release dated March 22, 2019 issued by the Company


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



BlackRock, Inc.


Date: March 22, 2019

    By:   /s/ Daniel R. Waltcher

Daniel R. Waltcher


Managing Director and Deputy General Counsel