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Investments

299

Portfolio Exits

81

Funds

96

Partners & Customers

10

Service Providers

3

About BlackRock

BlackRock is an asset management firm and provider of global investment management, risk management, and advisory services to institutional, intermediary, and individual investors around the world.

BlackRock Headquarter Location

55 East 52nd Street

New York, New York, 10055,

United States

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Latest BlackRock News

GreyOrange raises $110 million for ‘growth financing’

May 22, 2022

May 22, 2022 GreyOrange , a robotic fulfillment company, has raised $110 million in “comprehensive growth financing”, a majority of which came from Mithril Capital Management and a group of current and new investors, along with separate financing provided by funds and accounts under management by BlackRock. The growth financing underscores GreyOrange’s technical leadership in a fundamental market shift to robot-enabled automated fulfillment solutions. GreyOrange reduces operating costs and expedites delivery for global retail industry leaders including Walmart, H&M, COS, Coupang and GXO Logistics. GreyOrange grew across new customers, applications and geographies while achieving over 170 percent gross retention in contracted revenue from existing customers in 2021. The GreyOrange fulfillment platform, which integrates across every node in a retailer’s fulfillment network, provides adaptive learning and continuous process automation with high resiliency as well as an ecosystem for third-party software, robotics and hardware application development. The company’s GreyMatter software utilizes machine learning insights to orchestrate fulfillment operations for the most efficient movement of inventory in a fully integrated, end-to-end solution. GreyOrange solutions can be installed in as little as 12 weeks to rapidly transform fulfillment with minimal disruption to operations. Ajay Royan, managing general partner at Mithril Capital Management, says: “GreyOrange is trusted by the biggest names in retail to help them do what they do best, better. “Demand for the GreyOrange omnichannel fulfillment platform continued to increase consistent with our high expectations as retailers come to terms with the immediate necessity of robotic automation in fulfillment. “We are particularly excited about the expansion underway with GreyOrange’s SaaS applications, such as gStore, which deliver new and innovative supply chain solutions to discerning consumers across the GreyOrange customer base.” Brad Pritchard, managing director and head of venture lending at BlackRock Capital Group, says: “The leading brands and retailers we spoke with that use the GreyOrange platform to transform their fulfillment centers and enhance the work environment for their associates experienced substantial productivity improvements.” GreyOrange will deploy the growth capital to accelerate the company’s technology leadership, continue its global expansion and further support the adoption of GreyOrange’s unique fulfillment platform in warehouses, distribution centres and retail stores. Furthering the future of omnichannel fulfillment, gStore from GreyOrange is a mobile-first SaaS app that turns stores into tech-enabled, personalized experience hubs for customers as well as dynamic fulfillment centers for online commerce using real-time digital management of in-store inventory. The gStore software solution deploys either in stores as a standalone solution, or as part of GreyOrange’s ecosystem-wide fulfillment platform. Samay Kohli, co-founder and CEO, GreyOrange, says: “Our fulfillment platform revolutionizes how the largest and best-known retail brands in the world, such as Walmart and H&M, fulfill their promises to customers, employees and shareholders. “As ecommerce sales soar, brands face a stark reality: embrace automation, or cede customers to the competition. “We orchestrate fulfillment and optimize inventory in a complex global supply chain environment for more companies that ship millions of items each day than any other player in the market outside of Amazon. “This growth financing enables us to rapidly deliver our premium solution to meet the expansion demand from existing customers, rapidly onboard our high volume of new customers, reach new partners and accelerate our unique product roadmap with an expanded suite of software solutions and predictive analytics.” Innovative retailers are rapidly implementing robotic automation as growing labor shortages, volatile lead times, global supply chain challenges and rising costs create ripple effects in global commerce. With labor shortages at a record high and projected to grow long-term, 73 percent of third-party logistics companies reported finding, training and retaining qualified labor as their most critical challenge. Robotic automation mitigates labor shortage challenges while improving the work environment for fulfillment associates as robots take on repetitive tasks and allow smart management teams to implement upskilling programs that support employee satisfaction and retention. GreyOrange’s fulfillment platform equips retailers to fulfill high volume ecommerce orders 7 times faster and with 50 percent less physical effort. Indicative of GreyOrange’s market leadership, Walmart recently announced a new high-tech sortable fulfillment center in Rocky View County, Alberta. The modern facility will be powered by cutting-edge logistics technology to achieve productivity gains with less physical effort. For the first time at Walmart, innovative robotic technology from GreyOrange will be used at the fulfillment center. This platform will speed up order fulfillment by using an advanced operating system that will help associates store, pick and sort items by using smart and flexible storage abilities to manage a large and wide variety of inventory. The result is an order fulfillment process that is quicker, easier and more efficient. GreyOrange will also use a portion of the debt financing provided by funds and accounts under management by BlackRock to invest in scaling its headcount in key areas, creating 300 jobs across the customer success, sales, marketing, product and engineering teams, with a special focus on roles that deliver exceptional customer experiences. Share this:

BlackRock Investments

299 Investments

BlackRock has made 299 investments. Their latest investment was in Mirvie as part of their Series B on May 5, 2022.

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BlackRock Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

5/17/2022

Series B

Mirvie

Yes

5

5/17/2022

Series D

GreyOrange

Yes

3

5/11/2022

Series D

Aiven

$210M

Yes

4

4/27/2022

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$99M

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10

4/18/2022

Corporate Minority

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$99M

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10

Date

5/17/2022

5/17/2022

5/11/2022

4/27/2022

4/18/2022

Round

Series B

Series D

Series D

Convertible Note

Corporate Minority

Company

Mirvie

GreyOrange

Aiven

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Amount

$210M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

5

3

4

10

10

BlackRock Portfolio Exits

81 Portfolio Exits

BlackRock has 81 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Convene on April 12, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Acquirer

Sources

4/12/2022

Corporate Majority

$99M

3

4/11/2022

Acquired

5

1/27/2022

IPO

$99M

13

12/21/2021

Acquired

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$99M

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10

11/10/2021

IPO

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$99M

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10

Date

4/12/2022

4/11/2022

1/27/2022

12/21/2021

11/10/2021

Exit

Corporate Majority

Acquired

IPO

Acquired

IPO

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

3

5

13

10

10

BlackRock Acquisitions

36 Acquisitions

BlackRock acquired 36 companies. Their latest acquisition was Summit Companies on September 20, 2021.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Total Funding

Note

Sources

9/20/2021

Private Equity

$99M

$1.9M

Acq - Fin - III

2

8/18/2021

Other

$99M

$0.66M

Acq - Fin

2

7/15/2021

$99M

Acquired

4

6/9/2021

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$99M

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10

5/26/2021

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$99M

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10

Date

9/20/2021

8/18/2021

7/15/2021

6/9/2021

5/26/2021

Investment Stage

Private Equity

Other

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

$1.9M

$0.66M

Note

Acq - Fin - III

Acq - Fin

Acquired

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Sources

2

2

4

10

10

BlackRock Fund History

96 Fund Histories

BlackRock has 96 funds, including BlackRock Impact Opportunities Fund.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

5/12/2022

BlackRock Impact Opportunities Fund

$800M

1

5/5/2022

Global Credit Opportunities

$2,000M

2

1/26/2022

BlackRock Global Infrastructure Solutions 4

$1,579.1M

1

11/2/2021

Blackrock Climate Finance Partnership

$99M

10

9/8/2021

BlackRock China Mutual Fund I

$99M

10

Closing Date

5/12/2022

5/5/2022

1/26/2022

11/2/2021

9/8/2021

Fund

BlackRock Impact Opportunities Fund

Global Credit Opportunities

BlackRock Global Infrastructure Solutions 4

Blackrock Climate Finance Partnership

BlackRock China Mutual Fund I

Fund Type

Status

Amount

$800M

$2,000M

$1,579.1M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

2

1

10

10

BlackRock Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

BlackRock has 10 strategic partners and customers. BlackRock recently partnered with Circle on April 4, 2022.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

4/12/2022

Partner

United States

BlackRock invests, forms strategic partnership with crypto manager Circle

BlackRock invests , forms strategic partnership with crypto manager Circle Internet Financial .

1

3/28/2022

Client

United States

AIG and BlackRock go into partnership

AIG and BlackRock are going into partnership based on the management by the latter of certain liquid fixed income and private placement assets .

8

3/23/2022

Partner

Canada

10:30 EDT Nulogy and The Blackrock Group partner to digitally optimize contract manufacturers and co-packers

The partnership between The Blackrock Group and Nulogy will provide a comprehensive digitalized offering for contract manufacturers and co-packers : The Blackrock Group provides specialized services in WMS implementation and optimization , while the Nulogy Platform digitalizes shop floor operations for improved efficiency , quality , and data visibility .

1

3/7/2022

Partner

Switzerland

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10

3/1/2022

Partner

United States

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10

Date

4/12/2022

3/28/2022

3/23/2022

3/7/2022

3/1/2022

Type

Partner

Client

Partner

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Country

United States

United States

Canada

Switzerland

United States

News Snippet

BlackRock invests, forms strategic partnership with crypto manager Circle

BlackRock invests , forms strategic partnership with crypto manager Circle Internet Financial .

AIG and BlackRock go into partnership

AIG and BlackRock are going into partnership based on the management by the latter of certain liquid fixed income and private placement assets .

10:30 EDT Nulogy and The Blackrock Group partner to digitally optimize contract manufacturers and co-packers

The partnership between The Blackrock Group and Nulogy will provide a comprehensive digitalized offering for contract manufacturers and co-packers : The Blackrock Group provides specialized services in WMS implementation and optimization , while the Nulogy Platform digitalizes shop floor operations for improved efficiency , quality , and data visibility .

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Sources

1

8

1

10

10

BlackRock Service Providers

3 Service Providers

BlackRock has 3 service provider relationships

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Service Type

PIPE, and IPO

Investment Bank

Financial Advisor

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Associated Rounds

PIPE, and IPO

Provider Type

Investment Bank

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Service Type

Financial Advisor

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BlackRock Team

124 Team Members

BlackRock has 124 team members, including current Chief Executive Officer, Laurence D. Fink.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Laurence D. Fink

First Boston

Chief Executive Officer

Current

Jean-Francois CIRELLI

President

Current

Michael B. Lazar

Chief Financial Officer

Current

Rob Goldstein

Chief Operating Officer

Current

Lars Meisinger

Chief Operating Officer

Current

Name

Laurence D. Fink

Jean-Francois CIRELLI

Michael B. Lazar

Rob Goldstein

Lars Meisinger

Work History

First Boston

Title

Chief Executive Officer

President

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

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