M&A Deal Summary

Leeds Equity Partners Acquires CeriFi

On May 1, 2017, private equity firm Leeds Equity Partners acquired education company CeriFi

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Leeds Equity Partners’ 8th transaction in the Education sector.
  • This is Leeds Equity Partners’ 20th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Leeds Equity Partners’ 1st transaction in Georgia.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2017-05-01
Target CeriFi
Sector Education
Buyer(s) Leeds Equity Partners
Deal Type Consolidation

Target

CeriFi

Suwanee, Georgia, United States
CeriFi LLC is a diversified education, training and certification provider serving professionals across the financial services market.

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Buyer

Leeds Equity Partners

New York, New York, United States

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1993
PE ASSETS 2.6B USD
SizeLarge
Type Sector Focused
DESCRIPTION

Leeds Equity Partners is a specialist private equity firm that targets investments in middle-market companies operating in knowledge industries. Specific areas of interest include education (K-12, postsecondary, at-risk/special education, instruction materials, testing), training (corporate training, professional certification/continuing education, language training), and information/business services (b2b publishing, information databases/research, tradeshows/conferences, business process outsourcing, consulting, staffing, marketing). Leeds prefers investing in established companies that are leaders in their respective markets. Leeds Equity Partners was formed in 1993 and is based in New York, New York.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 23 of 32
Sector (Education) 8 of 12
Type (Consolidation) 2 of 2
State (Georgia) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 20 of 29
Year (2017) 1 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2016-12-22 Prosci

Poway, California, United States

Prosci, Inc. is an operates as a biotech company that specializes in antibody research products, custom antibody/immuno chemistry services, and research programs. Prosci has worked with organizations across all industry sectors, and since inception, has certified more than 30,000 change management practitioners around the globe.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-12-11 Fusion Education Group

Solana Beach, California, United States

Fusion Education Group operates revolutionary private middle and high schools that offer individualized education. Each classroom has one student and one teacher, allowing a personalized approach to each student's unique emotional and academic needs. Fusion operates 43 campuses in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia and Washington DC.

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