M&A Deal Summary

Leeds Equity Partners Acquires EduK Group

On March 1, 2007, private equity firm Leeds Equity Partners acquired education company EduK Group

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Leeds Equity Partners’ 4th transaction in the Education sector.
  • This is Leeds Equity Partners’ 1st transaction in Puerto Rico.
Investment Fate
  • EduK Group was recapitalized in 2010.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2007-03-01
Target EduK Group
Sector Education
Buyer(s) Leeds Equity Partners
Deal Type Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)

Target

EduK Group

Santurce, Puerto Rico
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EduK Group Inc. operates educational institutions. EduK Group is a provider of postsecondary education in Puerto Rico and is building a presence in key Hispanic markets within the U.S.

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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 3.3B USD
Size Large
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 6 of 40
Sector (Education) 4 of 16
Type (Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)) 3 of 13
Country (Puerto Rico) 1 of 1
Year (2007) 1 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2006-03-06 Education Management

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Education Management Corp. is a provider of private post-secondary education. EDMC has provided career-oriented education for over 40 years has generated consistent revenue and profit growth for many years and is among the largest providers of private post-secondary education in North America based on student enrollment and revenue.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-06-07 Einstruction

Denton, Texas, United States

Einstruction Corp. is a provider of interactive classroom technology (ICT) and content-based assessment software to the K-12, higher education, corporate and military markets worldwide. eInstruction’s comprehensive suite of products provide an interactive learning environment designed to improve student academic performance, increase efficiency and effectiveness of educators and provide greater information for use by instructors, administrators and parents. Einstruction is based in Denton, Texas.

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